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Ettalong Beach

  • Pearl Beach, Central Coast
  • Bouddi National Park


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.

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About Ettalong Beach

Ettalong Beach's appeal lies in its beaches, lagoons, waterways and safe swimming for children. This popular town on the Central Coast also offers a wide range of seaside and bush accommodation.

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.



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  • Fishing, Long Jetty


    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.

  • Brisbane Water, Daleys Point


    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.

  • Terrigal Beach, Central Coast

    Family Activities

    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

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