Killcare looks and feels like some of Sydney’s beach suburbs... but smaller and much more peaceful.
The village is located on the northern side of Broken Bay and opposite Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
The village is bordered on all sides by the Tasman Sea, Hardys Bay and Bouddi National Park. It’s a perfect starting point for both water and national park activities: Swimming. Surfing. Boating. Fishing. Hiking. Mountain biking.
Welcome to one of my favourite places on the Central Coast NSW...
Killcare Beach is a picturesque 1.6 km beach bordered by the bushland of Bouddi National Park.
The beach is patrolled from the start of the September school holidays until the end of the April school holidays. It's popular with surfers and there’s a small rock pool for children...
There are toilets, a water refill station, a food kiosk and a restaurant with great food and water views.
Dogs can walk freely on the beach in the middle section. This beach is very dog-friendly.
The eastern side of the beach is called Putty Beach. It’s part of Bouddi National Park. This beach is completely natural. And the water is calm and sparkly blue – it’s one of the locals’ favourite beaches...
Putty Beach campground and the start of the Coastal Walk are located at Putty Beach. Parking at Putty Beach costs $8 (because it’s part of the national park).
Bouddi National Park offers plenty of walks and lookouts with amazing coastal views. You can even walk to five secluded beaches.
There's a cluster of shops in the village with an art gallery, great cafes, a bottle-lo and Yum Yum eatery. Yum Yum Eatery is a fine restaurant. Try sashimi, tempura and pot stickers while enjoying the sunset over Brisbane Water.
Hardy’s Bistro is one of the locals’ favourite cafes. Enjoy the view of the water from the verandah. The Fat Goose is another cafe in town. They sell deli, fresh bread and pastries. If you’re looking for a family-friendly place to eat, try Hardys Bay Pub. They make great fish and chips.
There are a few accommodation options in/near the beach...
Ferry: The Palm Beach Ferry departs from Palm Beach and stops at Wagstaffe, which is 2.6 km from here.
Car: 1 hr 35 min from Sydney via the M1 Pacific Motorway (F3). Follow the directions on Google Map.