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North Haven

"Gorgeous suburb, great for families and beachside living at its best."

Gulf Point Marina precinct, North Haven is one of the prettiest spots by the sea anywhere in the world. It is Adelaide's best kept secret. We have traveled extensively overseas and visited a lot of seaside towns and marinas so we do have the experience to make comparisons. We love North Haven so much that we have lived here since 1998 and now own two homes in the marina precinct.

North Haven beach is gorgeous. You can fish off the rocks, whilst watching the ships sail into Outer Harbour; or walk on the sand and gaze blissfully at the Adelaide Hills in the background. It is very picturesque. A great way to de-stress.

North Haven is serviced by bus and train with a fast trip into the city only taking 30 minutes. The rail line is soon to be electrified. It is also easy to just walk out your door and board a cruise ship to take you to far-away places. The overseas passenger terminal has just been upgraded and the cruise ship visits are increasing every year.

North Haven's main shopping centre has: train station, Post Office, supermarket, butcher, bakery, fruit and veg shop, chicken/hamburger/fish&chip shop, deli, chemist, discount store, hairdresser, dentist, doctor, physio, etc. There is another doctors' surgery closer to the marina. A smaller shopping complex, The Gulf Point Centre, overlooks the water on the marina and houses the hotel with its bottle shop and a great restaurant. At this shopping centre there is also an Italian restaurant, a Chinese restaurant, and a deli/cafe where people meet and have breakfast by the water. The Gulf Point Centre also has a hairdressing salon, a shop that sells all sorts of things including stuff to sew with, and a beauty parlour for your nails, facials, and waxing. Yacht brokers also ply their trade at the Gulf Point Centre. The Beach Pit is also on the marina and beach side is a great meeting place. It serves meals during the day, but is closed in the evenings.

North Haven has a number of parks with picnic facilities and playground equipment. Every year the Carols by the Marina event is held in the park by the marina. The best recreation of all is watching the Port River dolphins when they make their daily visit to the marina to fish and to play.

What a place! It's fantastic!

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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