Central Coast beaches

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    THERE ARE OVER 30 STUNNING BEACHES TO CHOOSE FROM ON THE CENTRAL COAST: Photo - Hamilton Lund, courtesy of Destination New South Wales
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    AVOCA BEACH IS ONE OF THE MORE POPULAR BEACHES: Photo - Nick Rains, courtesy of Destination New South Wales
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    THERE ARE PLENTY OF BEACHES THAT PRODUCE QUALITY WAVES: Photo - Hamilton Lund, courtesy of Destination New South Wales
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Central Coast beaches

Central Coast has over 30 stunning beaches that are great for swimming, surfing or just lazing around and catching some rays. The most popular beaches include:

Terrigal Beach

  • One of the best-known beaches on the Central Coast. the beach is a popular spot for swimming and learning to surf and is patrolled year-round.

Avoca Beach

  • This is one of the most popular beaches on the coast, particularly for surfers.

The Entrance

  • The Entrance is another popular patrolled swimming beach. Also, located at the southern end of the beach are two ocean baths perfect for doing some laps of swimming.

Shelly Beach

  • This is a great surfing and swimming beach.

Soldiers Beach

  • This beach is relatively untouched from urban development and is a nice place for both swimming and surfing. At the northern end of the beach is the historic Norah Head Lighthouse.

Killcare Beach

  • This is a stunning and secluded beach, good for surfing or swimming in the rock pools. The scenic Bouddi National Park, also borders Killcare Beach.

Toowoon Bay

  • Protected from the ocean swell by the surrounding reef, this beach provides safe swimming conditions.

Umina Beach

  • This beach has some great views of Bouddi National Park, Lobster Beach and Lion Island Nature Reserve and nearby is the fantastic Mt Ettalong lookout. The beach is good beach for beginner surfers.

Copacabana Beach

  • This beach has views of the surrounding coastline. The beach is known for its strong rips and swimmers should only swim between the patrolled flags.