Toowoon Bay is a lovely destination for a short break or relaxing beach holiday on the Central Coast of NSW. The beautiful Toowoon Bay Beach is popular for swimming, surfing, snorkelling and fishing. And there are many more wonderful natural attractions nearby, including Wyrrabalong National Park and Tuggerah Lake.
Beaches and fishing
There are rocky reefs near both ends of Toowoon Bay Beach, a patrolled beach that curves along the coast for about 700m. Pretty Blue Bay Beach is immediately north and enchanting Little Bay Beach sits to the south, connected by a point where gentle waves roll onto the soft sandy shoreline.
Recreational fishing is popular here. Cast a line from your beach chair for bream and whiting or bait your hooks near the rocky reefs for blackfish and mulloway. There are great beach and rock fishing locations in the northern and southern sections of Wyrrabalong, too. Please read these fishing safety tips before your next adventure.
There is a leisurely bicycle path that hugs the lake foreshore, and the shallow waterway is popular for water sports such as sailing, waterskiing, fishing, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. The estuary is also an important habitat for birds, including sharp-tailed sandpipers, black swans and pelicans.
Swadling Park is a charming picnic spot with barbecue facilities and a playground at the rear of Toowoon Bay Beach. You'll find the Long Jetty Foreshore Reserve over on the Tuggerah Lake side of the peninsula, which is another pretty picnic spot and home to the iconic Long Jetty, the longest jetty in NSW.
Getting there and where to stay
On a peninsula just south of The Entrance, Toowoon Bay is about 1hr 45min drive north of Sydney and 70min south of Newcastle. You can also take a train from Sydney to Gosford or Tuggerah stations and connect by bus. Accommodations options include holiday parks, beach houses, boutique hotels and the luxurious Kims Beachside Retreat.