MAROUBRA At A Glance
A beachside enclave where surfing culture reigns supreme, Maroubra has weathered a storm of controversy to become one of the most sought-after addresses in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. An alluring coastline and a well catered shopping district keeps the locals’ local and visitors keen.
Maroubra Beach with its foreshore parks and eating establishments.
Sydney’s lesser known, but just as beautiful coastal walks, the western escarpment walking track from Maroubra to Malabar Beach has a 1km or 7km optio
Maroubra Beach became the second Australian beach to be named a National Surfing Reserve, after Bells Beach in Victoria.
From infamy to fame, Maroubra has endured it all to become one of the most sought-after beachside addresses.
Maroubra’s biggest drawcard is the 1-kilometre stretch of beach, which has the prestigious status of National Surfing Reserve. Renowned for conditions that are conducive to beginners, there are plenty of budding surfers who congregate along the shoreline.
As prevalent as the surfing culture is, outdoor gyms and beach cricket also have a strong hold on the community, as does the winter swimming club – members compete against swimmers from clubs established at beaches to the north of Maroubra.
Arthur Byrne Reserve is a popular spot for fitness buffs and families alike – where some of the finest abs and tan lines are on show. Further north is Mistral Point, a rugged reserve with incredible views of the eastern coastline, and home to the popular salt water Mahon Pool.
Away from the coastline, Maroubra has restaurants that bring their own twist to the local scene. McKeon Street has some of the area’s most well-known restaurants, South Maroubra Shopping Village is located next to the renowned Sands Hotel, whilst Maroubra Junction is situated on Anzac Parade, one of the main arteries in and out of the area. The Des Renford Aquatic Centre has indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, sporting fields, parklands and a 2-kilometre cycle track.
It’s no wonder Maroubra has been drawing attention away from its northern neighbours.
Maroubra has a diverse makeup of Asian, European and Middle Eastern cultures, and there is a strong sense of family prevalent throughout the community. Young 20- and 30-somethings are drawn to the more affordable coastal lifestyle.
ARTHUR BYRNE RESERVE
Extending from Maroubra Beach is Arthur Byrne Reserve. The pavilion, an enclosed playground, barbeque facilities and a skate park are part of an expansive green space.
At the heart of Maroubra is the beach that has endured both infamy and fame. The gathering place for locals and tourists alike, this 1-kilometre stretch of beach is renowned for its surfing culture and has a colourful promenade that hugs the coastline.
A rugged coastal reserve with walking trails and the salt water Mahon Pool. The place to soak up the extensive views of the coastline or watch sea life during migration season.
Locals have their pick of restaurants and cafés that dish up multicultural cuisine. McKeon Street is the go to place, whist Maroubra Junction and South Maroubra Shopping Village have their own fair share of offerings.
Maroubra has rapidly become one of the most desirable suburbs in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs because of its relative affordability and laid-back beach vibe. Modest family homes and apartments are in abundance, some of which have been beautifully renovated. Others are in need of repair.