North Avoca is a peaceful coastal town on the NSW Central Coast, 90 minutes north of Sydney.
It's mostly a residential area, with homes backing the beach and others tucked into the leafy hills.
We like spending time at this town because of the relaxing village feel.
The highlight at North Avoca is the stunning 1.7 km beach that stretches between two rocky points. At the southern end is Avoca Beach. The scenic Avoca Lake sits in the middle and is sometimes open to the sea.
The best thing to do in North Avoca is relaxing, swimming and surfing.
For a safe swim, stick to the area between the flags next to the surf lifesaving club. Lifeguards patrol the beach from the September school holiday through to April.
Surfing here is fantastic too, especially along Avoca Beach.
If you have a furry friend, the stretch between View St and Avoca Shark Tower is dog-friendly. Your dog can splash in the ocean or in the lagoon.
You can also enjoy a long walk on the beach toward Avoca Beach or over the hill to Terrigal.
Looking for more things to do?
Located behind the surf club, The Boy and the Rose Cafe is our top pick for coffee and breakfast.
For fine dining, check out Cowrie or Yellow Tail in Terrigal.
For casual dining, our favourite restaurants are Thaiger Temple and Four Hands Pizza Bar & Grill in Terrigal.
You won't find hotels here, but there are plenty of cozy holiday rentals in North Avoca.
From Sydney, take the M1 motorway north and exit at Central Coast Hwy/A49. Follow the directions on Google Maps.