12 Best Family Beaches - Central Coast 

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Family Beaches on the Central Coast

Below you’ll discover the most popular beaches with families. And our favourites with the kids. There are great facilities at these beaches, like toilets, cafes and a playground. 

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1. Avoca Beach

Family Beaches on the Central Coast - Avoca Beach rockpool

Features

  • Lifeguards
  • Rock pool
  • Fully fenced playground
  • Surfing & surfing lessons
  • Cafes & restaurants

Avoca Beach is perfect for kids of all ages. The cafes, beach and playground are all next to each other. It makes it easy to spend many hours at the beach comfortably with kids.

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2. Terrigal Beach

Family Beaches on the Central Coast - Terrigal Beach

Features

  • Lifeguards
  • Small rock pool
  • Surfing & surfing lessons
  • Cafes & restaurants

Terrigal Beach is the most popular beach on the Central Coast... There are many boutiques and great cafes and restaurants right beside the beach. The waves here are gentle, and it's a good spot to learn to surf. 

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3. Macmasters Beach

Family Beaches on the Central Coast - Macmasters Beach

Features

  • Lifeguards
  • Ocean pool
  • Surfing
  • Cafe

Macmasters Beach sits at the foot of Bouddi National Park, so the atmosphere is relaxed. Kids like to swim in the ocean pool or between the flags, and it's an excellent beach for a picnic as well.

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4. Copacabana Beach

Family Beaches on the Central Coast - Copacabana Beach

Features

  • Lifeguards
  • Rock pool
  • Small playground
  • Surfing
  • Cafes

Copacabana Beach has a rock pool, cafe and playground. The lagoon is a fun place to splash about, and there's also a small skateboard park. It's a perfect beach for everyone in the family.

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5. Pearl Beach

Family Beaches on the Central Coast - Pearl Beach

Features

  • Ocean pool
  • Small playground
  • Cafe

Pearl Beach is located in Broken Bay and is bordered by Brisbane Water National Park. The beach has a relaxing, holiday atmosphere. Families swim at the southern end of the beach where the water is calm and sheltered. There’s also an ocean pool.

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6. Umina Beach 

Family Beaches on the Central Coast - Umina Beach

Features

  • Lifeguards
  • Surfing & surfing lessons
  • Big playground
  • Cafe

Umina Beach is a great family beach located in Broken Bay. The beach is protected from the big swell and there's a large playground beside the beach. Younger children can play in the shallow water at the southern end.

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7. Ettalong Beach

Family Beaches on the Central Coast - Ettalong Beach

Features

  • Calm water 
  • Small playground
  • Cafes & restaurants

Located on Brisbane Water, Ettalong Beach is best for small children... The water is calm and shallow and there's a small playground, a picnic area, a cafe and toilets beside the beach.

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8. Killcare Beach

Family Beaches on the Central Coast - Killcare Beach

Features

  • Lifeguards
  • Rock pool
  • Surfing
  • Cafe

At Killcare Beach kids can swim between the flags or in the rock pool at the foot of Bouddi National Park. There’s ample space on the beach for the kids to run around.

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9. Putty Beach

Family Beaches on the Central Coast - Putty Beach

Features

  • Calm water
  • $8 parking fee

Putty Beach is my paradise beach... clear, blue and calm water surrounded by the natural bush of Bouddi National Park. It's a great spot for families with children of all ages. Take your snorkels and inflatable boards.

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10. Toowoon Bay

Family Beaches on the Central Coast - Toowoon Bay

Features

  • Lifeguards
  • Surfing lessons
  • Playground
  • Food kiosk

Younger children have fun riding the small and steady waves at Toowoon Bay. The surf here is protected by the big swell. Take boogie boards, paddle boards and snorkels.

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11. The Entrance Beach

Family Beaches on the Central Coast - The Entrance Beach

Features

  • Lifeguards
  • Ocean pool & wading pool
  • Family attractions in town

The Entrance is a perfect place to go if you’d like a bit more to do than just the beach... There are several family attractions in the town like Pelican Feeding. Kids can swim between the flags or in the 50-metre ocean pool and kid’s wading pool. 

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12. Norah Head Rock Pool

Family Beaches on the Central Coast - Norah Head Rockpool

Features

  • Rock pool
  • Playground
  • Cafe

The large rock pool at this beach is best for toddlers. The water here is clean and there are toilets beside the rock pool. Walk up the path to a relaxed cafe and a playground.

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