Family in Ettalong Beach
Ettalong Beach is a popular Central Coast enclave and a safe, fun family favourite. The beach provides a scenic breadth of activity on this waterfront town overlooking Broken Bay and Lion Island.
About Ettalong Beach
It's a renowned fishing beach, with excellent boating facilities. Ferries and charter vessels run regular tours around the majestic Brisbane Water National Park, providing scenic, fishing and whale-watching experiences.
There are so many family-friendly things to do within close reach. Visit Ocean Beach Umina for more than 2 km of sandy beaches and an inland waterway that's great for younger children to splash around in.
For a unique experience, don't miss the Ettalong Seaside Village Market every weekend. Stroll through the stalls and explore the food, clothes and vintage goods on offer.
If it's bush scenery you're after, visit Brisbane Water National Park for bushwalking, birdwatching, or Aboriginal art. Also close by is the Bouddi National Park, offering pristine beaches and stunning coastal cliff views. Take a picnic, enjoy a barbecue, or walk to a sandy beach for a lazy afternoon.
Sunday 8 November 2015
Brisbane Water Oyster Festival The annual Oyster Festival proudly
Along the Ettalong Beach waterfront you’ve got a good chance of catching bream, whiting and flathead with live worms your best bet as far as bait goes. Nearby Umina is also good for fishing, and both beaches are also good for catching yabbies, especially just after high tide.
A day trip from Sydney is a great way to see the area. There are also kayaking tours, walking tours and tours by bus and car. Join in on a local group tour of the area, or catch the Cockatoo Ferry, which travels from Woy Woy to Ettalong via Saratoga, Hardys Bay and Wagstaff each day.
Learning to surf is one of the most popular activities in Ettalong Beach and surrounds, fun for all the family. Or hire a bike, for either a guided tour or to head off and explore with the family. Take advantage of the numerous walking and bike tracks in the area to visit The Entrance nearby and feed the pelicans.
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. Its 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.
Rip Bridge joining Ettalong Beach and Booker Bay to Daley's Point. Image Brett Gregory
Aerial view of Brisbane Waters National Park. Image Hamilton Lund
Hiking through Bouddi National Park. Image The Legendary Pacific Coast