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7 Interesting Facts About Freshwater

Updated: Mar 1

7 Interesting Facts About Freshwater


Located 17 km north of the city of Sydney, Freshwater, that is affectionately known as ‘Freshie’, is a suburb on the lower end of the Northern Beaches. A picturesquely beautiful area, Freshwater is known for its spectacular beaches and lifestyle. The area also has a deep and rich history in terms of its Indigenous heritage and roots. In this article, Whitehouse Real Estate will talk about some interesting facts and events in history that make Freshwater such a unique and fantastic place to live. We will also explore how the experts at the Freshwater real estate office can help you make the move here.


The Birthplace of Australian Surfing


Freshwater is famed for being the birthplace of Australian surfing. In 1914, an American by the name of Duke Kahanamoku shaped a piece of wood into a Hawaiian style surfboard typical of the era. It was at Freshwater beach that he demonstrated how Hawaiians had been riding waves for decades. This was the first time Australians had witnessed the sport in such a way. Over the years, surfing would become one of Australian’s favourite sports and past times, which still dominates the coastlines today.


Indigenous History


This area was once fished and cultivated by the Garigal people. Their presence is still felt today and can be seen in the form of rock art, open campsites and rock shelters.


Laid-Back Beachside Lifestyle


Perhaps due to surfing’s deeply engraved history in the region, Freshwater has always had a cruisy and slow pace to life. Residents of the area take things easy when it comes to day to day life, and love to make the most of the pristine beaches; whether it’s surfing, bodyboarding, swimming or soaking up some rays while sipping on a fresh coffee!


Restaurants and Cafés


Freshwater has become a hub among the Northern Beaches suburbs for some of the best restaurants and cafés in the region. From delectable seafood restaurants using locally caught produce, to bustling pubs filled with unique craft beers, there is a spot for everyone in Freshwater.


Coastal Walks


Forming part of the Manly to Curl Curl coastal walk, the northern headland of Freshwater beach boasts some of the most impressive views along that stretch of coastline.


McKillop Park aka Freshwater Headland


Another popular area of Freshwater is McKillop Park, which is also known as Freshwater Headland. This iconic vantage point is the perfect spot for everything you need, whether you prefer outdoor exercise or a picnic with family and friends. There is also an incredible life-sized statue of Duke Kahanamoku, which is well worth checking out.


Houses for Sale Freshwater


One of the final things that make Freshwater such an attractive and exciting suburb is the current real estate market in the area. There is an abundance of houses for sale, as well as Freshwater rentals available. If [AL5] this area sounds like the place for you, the expert Freshwater real estate agents at Whitehouse Real Estate can help you make your dream a reality.


For the best on and off the market houses for sale Freshwater wide, get in touch with us online today, or call us on 02 9948 0666.

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