Ettalong Markets

From the outside the Ettalong Markets are well concealed. But step inside... you may be surprised by what's in there.  

I admit it took me a few times to really like the Ettalong Markets. The first time I went I thought the stores, decor and everything clashed between each other. The markets are often qualified as “eclectic”. 

I really like them now, especially in winter during a cold and wet winter day… it’s a very heart-warming place to be…

The piazza is worth visiting because of the varied food places and comforting atmosphere, but mostly because of the amazing decor...

Ettalong Beach Markets

Stores line the arcades, which all lead to a room with live entertainment. Your eyes can't help wandering from floor to ceiling all the way through... the decor is truly stunning. 

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Floors are made out of stone and polished wood and the walls of brick and stone. The terracotta & mustard coloured background is accentuated with Mediterranean statues and pot plants.  

You lift your eyes to high ceilings, skylights, indoor balconies, murals and stunning stained glass windows. 

Mediterranean decor at the markets.

Then you start noticing the food stalls…

Palacinki Cafe is popular and usually packed with people. The crepe menu, Spanish chorizo, Italian sausage and homemade cakes are very enticing.

It’s hard to choose between Palacinki Cafe and Hafa’s Mediterranean. Last time we ate at Hafa’s. Again it’s a hard decision… will it be a kebab, a Mediterranean breakfast, a lentil, chicken and vegetable soup, or Gozleme... We opted for Gozleme. It’s one of our favourite foods and kids love it.

You’ll see many other eateries...

Mediterranean decor at the markets: stone, wood, brick, terracotta & mustard colours, statues, pot plants, indoor balconies.

I know this page is about the markets. I got diverted. But to appreciate the markets you have to enjoy the decor and the food there.

Shops

At Ettalong Markets you can buy a wide range of things with varying quality … from bric-a-brac and knick knacks to garments to toys to decorative items to second hand books… Some of the shops:

  • Casa Mystique – varied items such as jewellery, chimes, incense, crystals, lanterns and more
  • Wood U – handmade recycled timber furniture
  • Sands Creations – handmade semi-precious stone and wire jewellery, sun catchers, candles, painted pots and more
  • Cinta on the Peninsula – ladies clothing, shoes and accessories
  • Home & Décor Gifts – decorative coastal items
  • Little Wren Designs – quality clothing for babies and children
  • Spirit Connections – psychic reading and more
  • AngelRock Jewellers – locally made jewellery
  • Arty Merchant – hand painted oil and acrylic canvases
  • The Happy Hippies Gifts and Things – plaster painting for kids, heat packs, sand playdough (nice shop for gifts).
  • His & Hers – garden tools, general hardware tools, haberdashery, crafts and more

So enjoy the piazza while you're in town. Find out here more things to do at Ettalong Beach. 

If you stay for dinner some of the best restaurants are located in the same complex as the Ettalong Markets:

  • Safran (Turkish)
  • Gusto Tapas Bar & Lounge (Spanish)
  • La Fiamma Woodfired Pizzeria
  • Yusu Japanese Restaurant
  • Beef & Barramundi Bar & Grill (steak & seafood)

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Ettalong Markets and Mediterranean decor.
Hafa’s Mediterranean
Food stalls - Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort
Ettalong Beach Markets
Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort
Cinema Paradiso at Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort

Ettalong Markets Visitor Information

Location: 189 Ocean View Rd, Ettalong Beach

Hours: Open Sat & Sun 9 am - 4 pm (plus Mon public holidays).

Some shops don’t have ATM facilities. Better bring some cash.

Getting there

  • Ferry: the Palm Beach Ferry leaves from Palm Beach at regular intervals during the day. The trip takes about 30 minutes. See timetable.
  • Car: from Sydney, head north on the Sydney-Newcastle freeway. From Newcastle, head south. Take the Gosford exit. 
  • Train: take the Sydney-Newcastle railway line and alight at Woy Woy Station. Take bus 53. The bus stops opposite the markets. 

Plan Your Visit 

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