Sydney’s Northern Beaches
Sydney’s Northern Beaches region is made up of local government areas located north east of Sydney’s central business district. Suburbs within Pittwater, Manly, Barrenjoey Point, and other local coastal suburbs are generally considered to make up the Northern Beaches region, which is known for its stunning coastline, surf culture, lux lifestyle, expensive real estate, and proximity to some of Sydney’s most popular sights and attractions.
Guests travel to the region for its mix of sand, sea and the city, with several famous beaches close by and Sydney’s central business district only a short ferry ride or drive away. The region is home to hundreds of esteemed restaurants and bars, and is well equipped to deal with the thousands of domestic and international travellers who choose to holiday in the area each year, with a total of 981 accommodation options and food services available. With stunning natural scenery and plenty to do, the region draws a range of guests, from families and couples through to backpackers. As such, accommodation options include everything from luxury hotels and serviced apartments to hostels.
Sydney Airport services both domestic and international visitors travelling to Sydney’s Northern Beaches region, and is just under an hour away by car. With the region being so popular with interstate and international travellers, some airport shuttle services offer transfers to the Northern Beaches.
Some of the most popular activities and attractions in the region include local park and bush walks such as the Davidson Park to Stepping Stone Crossing walk, as well as surfing, swimming or relaxing at the local Manly, Mona Vale, Newport, and Avalon Beaches. Annual festivals and events draw local and interstate visitors to the area, and include the Pittwater Food and Wine Fair, Northern Beaches Music Festival, the Manly Jazz Festival, and the family friendly Narrabeen Lakes Festival. Guests also travel for the huge local food and beverage offering, moderate temperatures, water activities such as boating, snorkelling and fishing, as well as shopping at local outdoor malls and regular weekend markets which sell a range of boutique products and local produce.