Northern Beaches is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful areas in Sydney and it’s the perfect way to see the city and enjoy its sun and surf. It lies to the north of Sydney and is an expansive stretch of coastline that starts from the ever popular suburb of Manly and touches the gorgeous Palm Beach. The entire location wears a very relaxed and leisurely beachside ambience and there are also a number of other things to see & do.
The waters of the expansive Pacific Ocean glisten on one side, while the Pittwater sits beautifully on the other. This peninsula spans around 18 kms of vast coastline and has the best surf beaches, excellent dining, parklands and waterways. Though almost every spot is worth visiting here, let’s take a look at 6 places that are a “must-visit” on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
#1. Manly Wharf
Manly Wharf, which is just a 30 minute ferry-ride across the spectacular harbour is a must visit. It offers a waterfront adventure, attractions, entertainment and restaurants and is perfect for the young and old. You can take in the spectacular views, relax on the wharf, treat yourself to the finest cuisine at any one of its cafés and restaurants and enjoy a very exciting marine experience at the famous Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary. Manly is truly a cosmopolitan-style location that has a very special feel about it.
#2. Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary, See how Sea Life Lives
This Sanctuary offers an opportunity to come face-to-face with critically endangered sharks, giant rays, rescued & rehabilitated sea turtles, cute Little Penguins, aquatic reptiles and slippery cephalopods. You can enjoy the interactive experiences that are run every day and the animal feeds, education representations and guided tours are interesting and fun. A place you must check out if you have young kids. And maybe even big kids…
For more information: Manly Sea LIFE Sanctuary
#3. The Beautiful Akuna Bay
Akuna Bay is situated in the stunning Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and is right in the middle of amazing cruising grounds of the unique Cowan/Hawkesbury River-system and is approximately 35km to the north of Sydney’s Central Business District. It’s an amazing place to relax and nature abounds in this location. The birdlife is particularly worth a mention and you can also try your hand at fishing on the wharf. It’s a place where you can enjoy surfing, snorkelling, sailing and boating with your family and friends and there is a public BBQ & seating area where you can enjoy a picnic lunch.
#4. Who Could Miss Warriewood?
Warriewood is another beautiful spot situated on the Northern Beaches, around 27km from the Sydney’s Central Business District. It stands just between Mona Vale which is to the north, and Ingleside on the west while North Narrabeen is to the south & it extends east towards the ocean at the beautiful Warriewood Beach. This place was originally owned by James Jenkins and later the land was farmed by the Macpherson family. Around the 1920’s, new settlers came here and it was then called the “Glass city” as this stunning valley was covered with around 3,500 glasshouses- primarily used to cultivate tomatoes.
#5. The Joy of Visiting Barrenjoey Lighthouse
The Barrenjoey Lighthouse is situated in Palm Beach right on the headland of the Northern Beaches’ most-northern point. This lighthouse can be accessed only via the 1km scenic walk that starts from the Governor Phillip car-park. But it’s a place steeped in history and an iconic landmark. It was built in the year 1881 and is made of sandstone that had been quarried on this site itself. The original oil-room & keepers’ cottages are unpainted and retain their original stone finish.
#6. Head for the North Head Sanctuary
This sanctuary houses the most-delicate & very precious flora & fauna system and its hanging swamps are a sight to see. It has a truly wild feel about it & is definitely a place for observation, contemplation and isolation. This place is very special to the Aboriginal people and once you get to the cliff tops, you are rewarded with the most stupendous views of the harbour. Here, you can observe native wildlife and stroll in a leisurely manner along the bush tracks.
Which place will you visit first?
These are just a few of the “must-visit places on the Northern Beaches” but you can also go whale-watching along the Manly coastline, on Sydney’s fastest boat. It’s an unforgettable adventure as is every other place on the Northern Beaches.
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