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Hidden Gems in the Beaches

Updated: Mar 1

Best Hidden Gems in the Northern Beaches, Sydney

The Northern Beaches is filled with an abundance of unique, exciting and fun things to do. There are activities and places for you and the whole family. From bars and clubs, to beaches, playgrounds and parks, the Northern Beaches truly has it all. Every region, however, has a few hidden gems that are kept quiet, maintaining a sense of secrecy and exclusivity. Continue reading below to find out about some of these hidden gems, as well as to learn how the experts at Whitehouse Real Estate can help you make the move to one of these suburbs and experience the wonders for yourself.

Best of the Northern Beaches

Manly Beach is far and away the most popular suburb and beach in the Northern Beaches region. It has an abundance of bars and restaurants scattered along the beach, plus some super fun waves for surfers of all levels to enjoy. However, between the best Northern Beaches of Manly and Freshwater Beach, there is a hidden gem, known as the Queenscliff Wormhole. Carved by fisherman in 1908 to give them a shortcut between the two bays, this rock tunnel is only accessible on calm days. It’s certainly worth checking out!

Bars in Manly

Manly is home to some of the funkiest and best kept secret bars in the region. There is an abundance of speakeasies, laneway bars and cosy corner taverns that offer unique and special experiences for everyone. Some of the best watering holes in Manly include the Wharf Bar that offers casual dining, bars inside and on the jetty where you can watch the sunset while enjoying a beverage. For a bar tucked away, The Hold is a rustic nautically themed bar that offers inventive cocktails and high-quality food. Another local favourite is the Steyne Hotel being one of Manly’s oldest buildings and originally a pub since 1859, this place is steeped in history. Located on the beachfront where you can pull up a window seat, it’s an ideal spot for people-watching while enjoying an authentic pub meal in a picturesque location.

Things to do on the Northern Beaches

As well as the beautiful beaches and the amazing food and drinks scene, there is a number of other special things to do on the Northern Beaches. One of the best experiences you can have in the Northern Beaches is at the North Head Sanctuary. This spectacular reserve is located on the peninsula at the Northern entrance to Sydney Harbour. With thousands of years of Indigenous history hidden around the reserve, the walk and bike trails will take you to places that you will never forget, such as the Quarantine Station and its famous evening Ghost Tours.  The reserve also has military fortifications from WWII as well as some of the best-unobstructed views of Sydney Harbour.

Let Whitehouse Real Estate Get You There

Whether you are looking for a home to buy or rental properties on the Northern Beaches, the local and passionate team at Whitehouse Real Estate can make your dream become a reality. We are proud to boast years of experience of living and working with people in the area, which means we have the knowledge of the region that will help you find the perfect home.

Learn more today by getting in touch with us online or calling us on 02 9948 0666.


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