Enjoy The Northern Beaches

Savoy Hotel - Visit the Northern Beaches

Explore the known and lesser-known beaches around North Sydney

Fans of the soap opera Home and Away have one destination in mind whenever they visit New South Wales: Palm Beach.

Palm Beach serves as the real-life setting of the fictional town called Summer Bay and is among the most popular destinations in the Northern Beaches. The charisma of the location is unparalleled. The rest of the Northern Beaches exudes a tranquil vibe. For tourists coming from their accommodation in Sydney, just a quick drive can get you to one of the laid-back paradises of Australia.

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Where are the Northern Beaches?

Sydney is split into North and South by the Paramatta River. At Northern Sydney, along the east coast, lies the Northern Beaches, NSW. Its coastline stretches 30km from Manly to Palm Beach. It also has a bit of a distance from the Central Business District, giving it a more serene atmosphere.

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How to Get to The Northern Beaches

Bringing a car and driving from any Sydney accommodation to the Northern Beaches is perhaps the most accessible mode of transport. It only takes around 30 minutes to arrive at Manly and enjoy what the suburb has to offer.

There is also an option to hop onto the Manly Ferry from Circular Quay, which takes around 20 beautiful minutes, sightseeing along the harbour.

A bus is readily available from the city as well. This is ideal for tourists who have the luxury of time to wait a little for buses along the way.

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What is There to do at The Northern Beaches?

From its name, the Northern Beaches boasts of beautiful coastlines guarded by majestic cliffs all year-round. This part of Sydney is blessed with ubiquitous walking trails ranging from beginner level to the more advanced. Coffee shops are also abundant in this location, making it perfect for lounging and absorbing the beauty of the place.

Below are our picks of fun activities to do while on the Northern Beaches:


  • The coastal walk from Collaroy to Manly is estimated to take about half a day. It is relatively easy, with a combination of surfaced paths and a little bush track
  • Tandem paragliding over the ocean
  • Play golf or tennis in courts and clubs around the suburb
  • Taste the Upper Crust Pies which offers a wide range of flavours you can choose from and is arguably the best in the peninsula


  • Families are welcome at the Pittwater Golf Centre. They have a vast driving range for the adults and a mini-golf area for the young ones.
  • The Beaches Market is held every Friday at the Pittwater Rugby Park. Here they offer an array of baked goodies, fresh fish, newly harvested farm produce, deli products, etc.
  • Walks around the lagoon and the Bicentennial Coastal Walkway offer interesting sights while remaining friendly to novice hikers.
  • Trying out the Stand-Up Paddle at the Narrabeen Boat Shed is essential and provides no danger due to the lack of current or swell in the said body of water.
  • P & N’s Daily Scoop has artisan and award-winning gelato with gluten-free and dairy-free options.


  • Lindsay & Edmunds Hand-made Chocolates and Cafe offers one of the best chocolates in town. What is great about this is that what they serve is certified organic. It means that the food is free from fertilisers, synthetic materials, pesticides, no preservatives, unnatural colours and flavours, and definitely not genetically modified.
  • They also offer chocolate-making courses for tourists who want to learn a skill while on vacation.
  • The Warriewood cinema is not only known for its 7-screen complex that can cater for 2D and 3D releases, but the place also offers a variety of games and food.

Mona Vale

  • Another child-friendly cafe located in Pittwater offers a large playground while the parents enjoy a cup or two. The Flying Fox Cafe is adjacent to a trike track and barbecue site.
  • Spending Sundays at the Mona Vale Bowling Club is priceless. After a round of Barefoot Bowls, guests can order a roll-up and sausage sizzle to celebrate.
  • The Winnererremy Bay showcases a boat-launching ramp, an off-leash dog park, and a cafe by the foreshore for an amazing, relaxing moment.


  • Although only open to the public every Sunday, from July to October, the Katandra Bushland Sanctuary is a must-visit for tourists in love with nature. The 1-2 km walk showcases wildflowers in Spring and pass-though the rainforest.
  • A boating day via Skipper-a-Clipper on a yacht or catamaran boat is incomparable.
  • The Bayview Golf Club offer clinics for kids for young tourists.

Church Point

  • For tourists looking for a place to stay that is great for bird-watching and general photography, the Pittwater Youth Hostel is perfect.
  • Tourists can ride a ferry to Scotland Island and the foreshores of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.


  • Tourists frequent Merivale for a relaxed time spent drinking and dining and watching yachts puttering by.
  • The Newport Surf Lifesaving Club holds workshops in surf safety and yoga during summer.


  • The Avalon Golf Course is a fully-licensed golf club with a 9-hole course and is open seven days a week. It also prides itself as the only golf course on the peninsula with availability from dusk until dawn.
  • Tourists frequent Clareville Beach for barbecues, picnics, and learning stand-up paddle boarding.

Palm Beach

  • Take a seaplane flight from Palmy to Watsons Bay. This activity also has an option to end with a hearty meal at a waterside restaurant.
  • For devout guests, the Bible Garden is located on a hill, overlooking the lighthouse and the beach. Gerald Hercules Robinson has dedicated this as a place of reflection and contemplation.
  • An hour-long walk from the northern end of the site’s carpark is the Barrenjoey Lighthouse. It is a monumental sandstone monolith built in 1881 and has been an icon of Palm Beach.
  • Join a tour that follows the starts of Home and Away while filming an episode.
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Stay near The Northern Beaches. Stay at The Savoy Hotel.

The Savoy Hotel, Double Bay is located strategically at the heart of the Double Bay area. As such, our Sydney accommodation can provide accessibility to tourist hot spots such as The Northern Beaches.

Book your stay now and enjoy friendly rates! Contact us at 02 9326 1411 today or send an email to info@savoyhotel.com.au for enquiries. Alternatively, for reservations, we recommend calling 1800 811 846 as soon as you are ready.

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