North Narrabeen, New South Wales

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North Narrabeen
SydneyNew South Wales
North Narrabeen sand.JPG
North Narrabeen Beach
Population 5,279 (2006)[1]
Postcode(s) 2101
Location 25 km (16 mi) north of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Pittwater Council
State electorate(s) Pittwater
Federal Division(s) Mackellar
Suburbs around North Narrabeen:
Ingleside Warriewood
Elanora Heights North Narrabeen Tasman Sea
Narrabeen Lagoon Narrabeen

North Narrabeen is a suburb in northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 25 kilometres north of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Pittwater Council. North Narrabeen is part of the Northern Beaches region.

North Narrabeen lies on the northern shores of Narrabeen lagoon, bounded by Warriewood to the north, Elanora Heights to the west and extends east to the ocean at Narrabeen Head. Narrabeen is opposite on the southern shore of the lagoon.

The northern section of Narrabeen Beach is known as North Narrabeen Beach. This ocean beach, together with the North Narrabeen Surf Lifesaving Club, are to the south of the lagoon in the suburb of Narrabeen. [2]

History[edit]

The first land grants were made to John Lees (40 acres), Philip Schaffer, (50 acres), and James Wheeler, (80 acres), along the south bank of Mullet Creek. Alex Macdonald was granted 80 acres (320,000 m2) at the beach in 1815 and west of this land JT Collins had 93.5 acres (378,000 m2) by 1857.

During the nineteenth century travellers had to ford the lake until the 1880s when the first bridge opened. A second bridge at the mouth of the lagoon in Ocean Street was built in 1925. The extension of tram services to Narrabeen in 1913 provided easier transport, and the whole area around the lake became popular for holidays and camping. A large camping ground became established on the north shore of the lagoon. In 1946 the Wakehurst Parkway was opened to North Narrabeen connecting the whole Pittwater area directly to Frenchs Forest and Seaforth.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2006
  2. ^ "North Narrabeen". Surf Life Saving Australia. Retrieved 2013-06-05. 

Coordinates: 33°42′23″S 151°17′18″E / 33.7065°S 151.2884°E / -33.7065; 151.2884