Unlike its coastal counterparts' warm and friendly wave culture, Maroubra takes surfing extremely seriously. Epic sets hit Maroubra's shore in Sydney's eastern suburbs and the neighborhood's local break is vehemently protected as one of Australia's two natural surfing reserves. Maroubra may not share Coogee or Bondi Beach's cosmopolitan attitudes, but it possesses its own kind of charm. The simplicity of Maroubra's lifestyle—good waves, straightforward shops, and an unyielding passion for the water—earn the neighborhood its respected reputation.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
Maroubra: A Surf Community In Search of Swell
Nearby is the beautiful Maroubra Beach as well as many restaurants, a shopping center, and numerous cafes."
Business by the Beach: Marine Parade
Business off the Beach: Maroubra's Commercial Center
Although not very central, the local buses were easy and frequent enough that getting out and about was not a problem"
Melanie and Asa
Visited in 2013
Active Lifestyles Out of the Barrel
Maroubra Homes: On the Ocean and By the Beach
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