SEAFORTH & CLONTARF At A Glance
Secluded bays, foreshore bushlands and a close-knit community are what make Seaforth and Clontarf some of Sydney’s most sought-after neighbourhoods on the northern side of the bridge. Situated on a hillside overlooking moored yachts in the beautiful setting of Middle Harbour, Seaforth and Clontarf boast luxurious yet comfortable homes.
Being on the doorstep of Manly and Middle Harbour.
When Clontarf Beach is busy, head around to Castle Rock, a small beach off the Spit to Manly walk in the National Park.
In 1868 there was an assassination attempt on Queen Victoria’s son, Prince Alfred, the Duke of Edinburgh, while he attended a picnic at Clontarf.
With Garigal National Park, Manly and the expanses of Middle Harbour at their doorstep, families who are lucky enough to find their home along one of the beautiful wide streets, tend to stay put, making this a much sought-after area.
Savouring the water views from their hillside abodes, locals are particularly spoiled during migration season as they watch dolphins play in the water from the privacy of their own homes.
The serene parks and bushlands seem worlds away from the bustle of Sydney – Sangrado Bay and Pickering Point remain a local secret whilst Clontarf Reserve is the backdrop to many waterside weddings. The shaded grassy area, sandy playground and shallow waters make Clontarf a popular picnic and fishing spot for families.
Foreshore walks draw Sydneysiders from all over, be it the renowned Spit Bridge to Manly walk or the much shorter Fisher Bay walk. In the warmer months kayakers can be seen exploring the secluded coves and bays.
This community-centric neighbourhood, which consists largely of families with children, has lots of private schools. The cluster of shops along Sydney Road have a few local dining and coffee options but nearby Warringah Mall is the shopping hub.
Over half the families of Seaforth and Clontarf have children with executive parents at the helm. These family-centric neighbourhoods are also home to empty nesters and retirees.
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Soaking up the impressive views of yachts and kayaks gliding past on Middle Harbour, or taking their own boats out to explore the secluded bays and coves.
Clontarf Reserve is where locals and Sydneysiders come to splash around in the shallow waters, and to relax with a picnic under the leafy treetops. Clonny’s on the Beach at Clontarf has a kiosk for casual quick bites.
The Spit Bridge to Manly walk passes Grotto Point, an historic lighthouse which is locally referred to as the Disney Castle, and is a great spot for bird watching. The walk has many access points for either a short stroll or a much longer hike, depending on your mood and time.
Garigal National Park has extensive trails. Hikers can discover native flora and fauna, and walk to secluded beaches and historical sites. Picnic and barbeque facilities are also available.
Walking the streets of Seaforth and Clontarf is like taking a tour of Australian architectural fads. Weatherboard, sandstone and heritage-listed homes sit alongside contemporary mansions.