Forresters Beach is a tranquil beach on the NSW Central Coast. It's a popular place with surfers, thanks to its big waves and reef breaks.
The beach is dog-friendly, so enjoy relaxing walks with your furry friend.
The shoreline stretches for 1.5 km and is backed by large houses on vegetated bluffs.
If you're planning on swimming, be careful because there are no lifeguards. Swim at the southern end of the shore if the sea is calm.
There are no cafes or big facilities beside the beach, but toilets are there.
While the area is mostly residential, you'll find great cafes and boutique shops over the hill, a 10-minute walk away. My favourite gem is the Brown Sugar Bakery.
If you're holidaying here for a few days, discover cool things to do and places to eat and stay.
Brown Sugar Bakery ($) is the place to go for sourdough bread. They also make incredible pies, sausage rolls, Danish, croissants, slices, tarts and buns. Plus their coffee is delicious and they open at 5:30 am! 15 Forresters Beach Rd.
Drift Coffee Kazbah ($) is a hole-in-the-wall cafe where locals enjoy their morning coffee. Open from 6 am during the week and 7 am on weekends. 15-17 Forresters Beach Rd.
Di Matteo ($$) offers Italian food in a pleasant atmosphere. They make delicious coffees and a variety of pizza and linguini dishes. Open daily from 6:30 am for breakfast and lunch and from Thu to Sat for dinners. 27 Forresters Beach Rd.
The Gilded Anchor ($$) is a cocktail bar and restaurant that offers modern Pacific cuisine in a chilled family atmosphere. Enjoy outstanding food quality and cocktails. Opens for dinner from 5 pm from Tue to Sat and for lunch on Sat. 960 Central Coast Hwy.
Drift Home and Living sells vintage and global antique one-off furniture and homewares. Pieces originate from other countries, like India, China, Morocco and Africa. 15 Forresters Beach Rd.