Beaches in Avoca
Avoca Beach is a major Central Coast holiday and surfing area. It's situated among a residential coastline of wooded hills, beaches and lakes.
About Avoca Beach
Avoca Beach on the Central Coast features rocky headlands at each end of a long, golden beach. Popular as a holiday destination, especially for families, it has a vibrant surf culture and a relaxed and friendly ambience. There are lots of things to do, including fishing, beach walking, exploring the nearby parks and headlands, and simply relaxing in a quiet place.
The long stretch of beach is perfect for both novice and experienced surfers, and it's also ideal for recreational swimming. Feeling adventurous? Why not take a surfing class at the Central Coast Surf School or dive down to the site of the Ex-HMAS Adelaide, a former Australian warship that was deliberately sunk to create an artificial reef.
Next to the beach you'll find accommodation, cosmopolitan restaurants and shopping, while behind the beach lies tranquil Avoca Lake. Visit Aqua Fun on Avoca Lake to explore the waterways by kayak or pedal boat. With recreational facilities and bushwalking, it's popular with families. Nearby, Terrigal and Ettalong Beach are well worth a visit.
Sunday 25 October to Sunday 22 November 2015
Avoca Beachside Markets Avoca Beachside Markets, a boutique
Avoca beach is ideal for recreational swimming and learning to surf, as is nearby Terrigal beach. Family favourite Ettalong Beach is a well-known fishing beach which also has excellent boating facilities. Or check out Ocean Beach Umina, with more than 2 km of sandy beaches to explore.
The Avoca Beachside Markets are held on the fourth Sunday of the month at the Heazlett Park Foreshore. There are over 100 stalls, with everything from homewares, local arts and crafts, to artisanal and international foods. With the ocean as its backdrop, this bustling community market is worth checking out.
Avoca has plenty of activities for the whole family. Pack a picnic and visit Aquafun Avoca Lake to hire a paddleboat, or teach the kids to surf at Avoca Beach itself. There is also a comfortable, family friendly cinema in town, as well as a number of child-friendly cafes.
Enjoy NSW beaches like a local by following these simple beach safety tips.
Always swim between the red and yellow flags – surf lifesavers have identified this area as the safest spot to swim in the water. It’s also a good idea to always swim with a friend.
Make sure you ready any safety signs at the beach and you are always welcome to ask lifeguards for more safety advice. If you find yourself needing help in the water, stay calm and attract attention.
Check conditions before you go and find a patrolled beach by visiting www.beachsafe.org.au.
Beachfront dining at Avoca Beach. Image The Legendary Pacific Coast
Family flying a kite on Avoca Beach. Image The Legendary Pacific Coast
Avoca Beach. Image Central Coast Tourism