Northern Beaches

The Northern Beaches is made up of the areas in and around Manly, Warringah and Pittwater, including many iconic beach suburbs such as Newport, Dee Why, Mona Vale, Freshwater, Clontarf and Avalon. The coastline here comprises a series of headlands, coastal pathways, long stretches of golden sand and cliff top paths that connect the areas running north to south between Palm Beach and Manly, so it’s an ideal place to take a leisurely stroll by the seaside.

Sydney’s Northern Beaches were some of Australia’s first surf beaches, beginning in 1914 when the Hawaiian Olympic champion, Duke Kahanamoku, gave a surfboard riding exhibition at Freshwater Beach. After that, surf culture quickly took hold, and Freshwater beach is now a World Surfing Reserve, one of only seven in the world. Some of the best surfing in Sydney can be found at Manly, Freshwater, Curl Curl and Newport Beach.

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