Destination guide

Experience the Northern Beaches in holiday homes to rent

North of Sydney lies the Northern Beaches area of Australia. Noted for its pristine sands and aqua blue waters, this area is notably quiet compared with Sydney proper, so it functions as a nice getaway that’s not too far from the attractions of the city. The Northern Beaches area, however, is packed full of plenty of attractions in its own right, and the beaches themselves are just the beginning. By booking one of the local holiday homes to rent, you can enjoy this area all for yourself.

Outdoor activities

Outdoor fun near Northern Beaches holiday accommodation

When you book holiday accommodation in the Northern Beaches area, you’ll always be close to outdoor adventure and activities. At Narrabeen Lagoon, you can walk along an 8-kilometre path around the lagoon offering scenic views of the area and its wildlife. You can even venture into the lagoon itself with a pedal boat or kayak. If you’re interested in bird-watching, some of the best species can be found in the wetlands area. Beachside golf courses are also prevalent throughout the area in towns like Avalon and Manly to relax with a few holes on immaculate greens.

Beaches

Beaches near Northern Beaches holiday rentals

The stars of the Northern Beaches area are obviously the beaches themselves. With quite a few to choose from, they all have something special to offer. The most popular beach is likely Manly Beach. It’s the perfect place to swim, surf or simply lie out and enjoy the sun, and there’s year-round lifeguard service for extra peace of mind. If you’re looking to surf, one of the best destinations is Curl Curl Beach, which is known for some of the best waves in the area and regularly draws top surfers. You may want to visit Palm Beach as well, where you’ll find both an east and west side of the peninsula allowing you to watch the sun rise and set over the water.

How to get around

Transport to Northern Beaches holiday homes

Because of its proximity to Sydney, getting to the Northern Beaches area is easy. Those travelling from great distances can fly into Sydney’s international airport first, and from there it’s about 30 kilometres or so to the Northern Beaches. You can hire a car and drive yourself, and there’s also a bus service that can take you the entire length of the area to local holiday homes. Additionally, there are ferries available that travel from Sydney Harbour to the Northern Beaches. Once you’ve made it here, you can drive around the area easily enough, but parking is costly. It may be best to walk or cycle around the Northern Beaches or take the bus.

Events

Events near Northern Beaches holiday homes

Consider when you want to book holiday homes in the Northern Beaches area, because there might just be an annual event you won’t want to miss. In May, for example, you can attend the Northern Beaches Music Festival. This family-friendly event lasts for three days and includes live musical performances featuring artists both local and foreign. If you find yourself in Avalon in November, you can enjoy the Avalon Market Day festival. During this event, local artists, shop owners and farmers show off their products in a centralised open market.

Where to stay near Northern Beaches?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,637 holiday rentals near Northern Beaches. From 1,999 Houses to 2,280 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Northern Beaches area.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Northern Beaches?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Northern Beaches. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Central Coast: 2,297 holiday rentals
  • Berowra Waters: 122 holiday rentals
  • South Coast: 5,026 holiday rentals
  • Sydney: 3,418 holiday rentals
  • Killcare: 1,606 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Northern Beaches! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Northern Beaches?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Northern Beaches with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Berowra Waters: 122 holiday homes
  • Sydney: 3,418 holiday homes
  • Killcare: 1,606 holiday homes
  • Terrigal: 1,379 holiday homes
  • The Entrance: 780 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Northern Beaches?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Northern Beaches are:

  • Sydney, NSW (RSE-Rose Bay Seaplane Base): 3,878 holiday houses
  • Sydney Airport (SYD): 3,742 holiday houses
  • Palm Beach, NSW (LBH-Palm Beach Seaplane Base): 2,953 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Northern Beaches?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Northern Beaches. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Darling Harbour: 1,568 holiday rentals
  • Australia Square: 4,093 holiday rentals
  • Market City: 3,981 holiday rentals
  • Copacabana Beach: 2,061 holiday rentals
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge: 1,524 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Northern Beaches listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

Explore destinations around Northern Beaches

Berowra Waters
122 holiday rentals
Sydney
3,418 holiday rentals
Killcare
1,606 holiday rentals
Terrigal
1,379 holiday rentals
The Entrance
780 holiday rentals
Palm Beach
1,250 holiday rentals
Avoca Beach
1,353 holiday rentals
Manly
1,436 holiday rentals
Ettalong Beach
1,584 holiday rentals
Bondi Beach
366 holiday rentals
Avalon Beach
1,094 holiday rentals
Cronulla
351 holiday rentals
Patonga
1,593 holiday rentals
Pearl Beach
1,418 holiday rentals
Surry Hills
3,358 holiday rentals
Parramatta
2,309 holiday rentals
Copacabana
1,224 holiday rentals
Bundeena
163 holiday rentals
Umina Beach
1,613 holiday rentals
Coogee
3,105 holiday rentals