Currawong Beach is on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, which encompass the beautiful surf beaches north of Manly, majestic headlands, quiet child-friendly paddling beaches on Pittwater and the quirky water-access only communities on Scotland Island and the Western side of Pittwater. The whole area is paradise for boating, surfing, swimming and building sandcastles. There are several yacht clubs and marinas and good food and drink are almost universally available. Manly is highly cosmopolitan, Mona Vale and Brookvale good suburban commercial centres, Avalon offers a ritzy café society and Bilgola, Whale Beach and Palm Beach (also known to soapie fans as Summer Bay) are millionaires’ playgrounds. The hinterland behind the beaches quickly elevates towards the Forest region, offering spectacular views and sea breezes. While the area is highly affluent, variations in property size, style, density and proximity to beaches and amenities provide entry points first home buyers and downsizers.