Beacon Hill, a suburb of North Sydney is located 17 kilometers from Sydney CBD. The local council of Beacon Hill is Northern Beaches Council
History Of Beacon Hill
Beacon Hill was given its title when the NSW Department of Lands built a Trigometric Beacon in the area in 1881. Many streets in Beacon Hill are named after notable battles, military men or places where Australian troops served in World War II. Some examples of these include Owen Stanley Avenue, Kokoda Crescent, Goroka Place and Lae Place.
Beacon Hill is approximately 3 km². There are eight parks in the area covering almost 23% of the total area: Earl Reserve, Golden Grove Reserve, Egan Reserve, Beacon Hill Reserve, Gilles Reserve, Careden Reserve and Mills Reserve.
There are two schools in the Beacon Hill area: Beacon Hill Primary School and Beacon Hill High School both located on Tristram Road.
Governor Phillip Lookout is located atop of Beacon Hill. It has views of almost the entire eastern half of the Sydney region, and is approximately 152 metres above sea level.
This lookout is popular with locals on New Year’s Eve when the firework displays across Sydney Harbour are clearly visible.
Recreation & Sport
Beacon Hill Oval is used by the soccer clubs located near Beacon Hill for Saturday morning soccer. This is also one of the training ground used in Beacon Hill by the Manly Warringah Football Association for training of the local teams.
Beacon Hill Oval is also home ground to the Beacon Hill Bears Rugby League Team. Over the past 25 years, Beacon Hill has made a strong standing in Rugby League on the Northern Beaches and has enjoyed much success and seen may of our players in both the Junior and Senior grades go on to great things in Rugby League.