We moved to Woy Woy Bay from Umina Beach in January 2020. I love living here as we have easy access to the bush and bay. Planning on getting a kayak soon ! Oh and did I mention the views? I commute to North Sydney for my Marketing role but get to work from home quite often. Allows for lovely lunchtime strolls and coffee with a view.
I moved from Randwick to The Bays in November 2020. I work as a producer at the ABC and since the pandemic, I’ve been mostly working from home so that made it an easier decision to make the move without the need to commute to the city every day. I’m so glad I did as I’ve completely fallen in love with The Bays. There’s a wonderful community spirit here and I’m inspired by the beautiful nature we live amongst. You’ll often find me out on the water in my tinnie or kayak exploring the waterways.
I moved into Phegans Bay in July 2017 and currently work as a TV producer for the ABC. I love nature and have been overwhelmed with the community spirit of the Bays.
I also adore reading, scuba diving, travel, photography and I’m currently writing a young adult novel.
I grew up in the western suburbs of Sydney in Fairfield and my family moved to Camden when I was 18. After living in London for 4 years and travelling extensively, I returned home in my late twenties and spent the next 15 years living in the vibrant inner west, which I loved. I moved from Marrickville to Woy Woy Bay in 2019 and was so fortunate to find my little patch of paradise just before the pandemic hit. The stars definitely aligned for me.
I absolutely love the sense of community in The Bays. I have the most wonderful neighbours and I’ve made some great friends. I also love being surrounded my nature, great walking tracks and gorgeous views. It really is paradise. I especially love spring time, when the weather warms up, the days start getting longer and the flowers start to bloom.
It was love at first sight when I saw The Bays while house hunting in 2016. Being in the bush with views of the water suited my marine biologist self perfectly. I moved to Phegans Bay in mid-2016 with no idea about the amazing community I was moving into. I have felt so welcomed and supported by a plethora of people within the community; it has been truly amazing. I joined The Bays Committee so I could give back to the community that has provided so much to me, and to continue fostering the community spirit.
I am 66 years of age and recently retired from working with Central Coast Council, previously Gosford City Council for 36 years. I am a civil engineer and my main area of expertise in Council was working in floodplain risk management. I moved from living on acreage at Holgate to Phegans Bay in late 2020 to retire with my wife Mia. We chose this area as we wanted a ‘sea change’ from living on acreage and moving to an area that was close to waterways, had a friendly community village atmosphere and was not far from public transport and community services. We are now also close to most of our family members. I enjoy estuary fishing and have since made many friends with residents of the area. I also have pride in any area I live and enjoy helping and working with other local minded neighbours in maintaining the Phegans Bay foreshore which is used by many people of The Bays for exercise or walking their dogs, our friends and family and also tourists.
Summertime is my favourite time of year here where the warmer days entice you out of your home to enjoy the wonders of the waterways and bushland areas.