City Overview

The Northern Beaches is situated north of Sydney approximately 30km from Sydney’s CBD and has a population of nearly 260,000. Known as “the Insular Peninsula” to the locals it delivers a perfect balance of beach culture with a relaxed lifestyle and beautiful ocean views.  With it’s warm climate throughout most of the year and its beautiful beaches along the northern coastline, the area is popular for its outdoor lifestyle attracting visitors from around the world.  The Northern Beaches encompasses the coastal suburbs in the north of New South Wales close to the Pacific Coast and suburbs south up to the inlet of Sydney Harbour. The area was once home to the Garigal indigenous people. 

The region has much to offer in shopping with a diverse blend of retail outlets and beachside shopping. The Manly Corso set in the pedestrian mall right across from Manly Beach offers an eclectic mix of shopping, entertainment, pubs, galleries and cafes. The area is home to a large number of popular markets such as the Beaches Market at Pittwater every Friday or the Palm Beach Markets open every 4th Sunday of the month, where you can grab yourself a bargain on handmade arts and crafts, fashion, jewellery or buy organic and conventional fresh farm produce. 


Manly Corso picture courtesy of Corey Hamilton

There are plenty of seaside restaurants, cafes and bars that offer the best in food dining experiences. From modest fish and chips to a selection of diverse and exquisite cuisine, the Northern Beaches offers a plethora of eating choices.  There are many attractions and places to explore and discover such as the Manly Art Gallery and Museum, the Manly Sea Life Sanctuary or indulge in your creative side at Jenny’s Painted Pots. There are plenty of nature trails and parks to explore and whale watching tours that operate throughout the year.       

The Northern Beaches delivers an exceptional line up of festivals and events throughout the year such as the Northern Beaches Music Festival, Dogs Day Out and Manly Jazz Festival. There are many transport options available to get to and around the region using buses, trains, ferries and taxis. The Northern Beaches offers an outstanding relaxed cultured lifestyle combined with remarkable scenery that makes an idyllic place to visit or call home.

Manly Jazz Festival

Manly Jazz Festival picture courtesy of Laurie Wilson


Fun facts and trivia about the Northern Beaches

Warriewoood Wetlands

Warriewood Wetlands picture courrtesy of Roger Allison-Jones

Weather in Northern Beaches

The weather in the Northern Beaches is generally sunny throughout the year with the ocean breeze helping to make the summer months generally a few degrees cooler.  In summer the average is around 26C and winters average is approximately 18C.  Due to its abundance of sunshine throughout the year and UV exposure the use of sun protection is highly advised.                                        

Summer: December - Feb

Average: 26C

Autumn: March – May

Average: 23C

Winter: June – August

Average: 18C

Spring: September – November

Average: 22C



The Northern Beaches offers a span of stunning pristine beaches, cosmopolitan restaurants, trendy cafes and beautiful parklands and nature reserves.  There is a high demand for people wanting to move to the region due to the high standards in education, transport links, amenities and the stunning locations.   There are several suburbs all within close distance to the National Parks, reserves and beaches such as Manly, Brookvale, Frenchs Forest and Mona Vale. The Northern Beaches is the ideal location with its perfect blend of stunning beaches and ocean views, laid back lifestyle and high living standards.

Manly and Northern Beaches

Removalists in Northern Beaches

Moving can be an exciting yet stressful event and trying to find the best removalists with reasonable rates and professional attitudes can heighten the stress factor. We have provided a list below of a number of professionals to help in the Northern Beaches area:

Gunn Removals

BBC Removals

Caring Removals

Big Bob Removals

Gentleman & A Van

Moving your business to Northern Beaches

The Northern Beaches has a vast range of support networks to guide and assist in relocating or starting a new business. Workshops, training and business advisory services are available to support businesses of all types macro or micro.  For additional information and links to support programs see:

Northern Beaches Council

Business in Pittwater, starting a business

Marvel I.T

Manly and Northern Beaches

Business in Pittwater

Top Community Services in Northern Beaches

There is a wide range of community services, government and non-government in Northern Beaches that offer support and services to adults and families in regards to jobs, housing and accommodation, ageing and disability, youth and child care, domestic violence, family assistance, multicultural services and general information and advice for residents.  For a comprehensive list of not for profit and Government departments:

Northern Beaches Community College

North Syndey Local Health District

Community Care and Well Being


Relationships Australia

Manly Community Centre


The Northern Beaches is well known or having a reputation in high quality education services ranging from early childhood through to tertiary education.    Tertiary education is available at Northern Beaches TAFE, Northern Beaches Community College, Sydney U3A, Sydney University and Macquarie University.  For a comprehensive list of schools and educational offerings check out the following links:

The Universtiy of Sydney

Universtiy of the Third Age

Macquarie University

TAFE Northern Sydney

Northern Beaches Community College

Northern Beaches Council, schools within Pittwater

Australian Schools Directory

Getting Around

Public transport, buses, trains, ferries and taxis:

Sydney Trains

Pink Water Taxis

Forest Coachline

Premier Cabs Peninsula

Manly Cabs

Church Point Ferry Service

Fantasea Cruising

City Sightseeing

Destination NSW Northern Beaches

Collaroy Northern Beaches

Collaroy Northern Beaches picture courtesy of Rajen Manandhar


Northern Beaches Council Employment



I Work For NSW

Northern Beaches News

Northern Beaches Council

Manly Daily

ABC News

Q: I am looking for storage on the Northern Beaches that has an undercover loading and unloading area?

A: Our Brookvale, Frenchs Forest and Mona Vale centres all have undercover loading and unloading areas.


Q: I am looking for a storage centre that I can run my business from, but it needs to be larger like a warehouse?

A: Many of our centres have mini warehouses. Our Centres along the Northern Beaches all has mini warehouse from 30 square metres.

Q: I am looking for a storage centre that I can run my business from, but need access to the internet as well as a storage space?

A: All of our locations have wireless connectivity within our meeting rooms; this is complementary to our storers. 


Q: I need to store my boat and Jet Ski; do you have a centre at the Northern Beaches?

A: Our Warriewood and French Forest centres both have covered/open boat, RV and car storage.


Q: Are you centres accessible 24/7?

A: A lot of our centres are all now 24/7 access. On the Northern Beaches Brookvale, Frenchs Forest and Warriewood are all 24/7 access. Kennards Self Storage Mona Vale can be accessed 7 days a week.


Q: Do you have a surcharge fee if I decide to pay with credit card?

A: No, we do not impose a surcharge for payment by credit card.


Q: I am looking for the convenience of being able to drive straight up to my unit?

A: Kennards Self Storage Brookvale and Warriewood both have drive up access to many units.  


Q: Am I able to buy boxes and packing materials at all your centres?

A: Every single Kennards Self Storage centre has a Box Shop for all your packing, moving and storing needs. Also, you do not have to store with us to take advantage of our Box Shop.