Surfing at Terrigal
Terrigal is a popular beach for learning to surf with accredited surf schools such as Central Coast Surf School. Terrigal Haven and Wamberal Beach, just north of Terrigal, are popular with experienced surfers.
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Terrigal is known for the row of stately Norfolk Island pines that define the beachfront esplanade, situated at the southern end of a stunning 4 km beach. Its reputation as a top surfing spot combined with its beautiful location on Broken Head have made it a popular holiday spot since the late 1800s. Today the town is a blend of natural beauty, sophisticated dining, a lively cafe culture and plenty of good accommodation.
Terrigal offers an assortment of holiday activities that include fishing, swimming, surfing, boating, diving and scenic walks. An easy walk up the Skillion Lookout on Broken Head provides panoramic coastal views while an important dive site can be found 1.4km offshore from here where the Ex-HMAS Adelaide rests in 32m of pristine ocean.
Try your hand at beach fishing for the many species that abound in the local waters and watch out for the whales that migrate along the coast from May to October. Other things to do around Terrigal include enjoying the tranquility of Wamberal Lagoon and its sanctuary for protected birds and animals, swimming in Terrigal lagoon and hang-gliding at nearby Forresters Beach. A variety of coastal towns north and south of Terrigal have superb ocean beaches â MacMasters, North Avoca and Wamberal.
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Boutique shopping at Terrigal. Image Central Coast Tourism
Terrigal Haven. Image Central Coast Tourism
The Skillion headland at Terrigal, Central Coast. Image Grenville Turner