The Entrance Beach

The Entrance Beach

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The Entrance Beach on the Central Coast NSW is a great beach for families.

You can swim safely between the flags or in the ocean baths. Also, there are fun kids attractions, great fishing and Pelican Feeding at 3:30 pm.

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Let’s start at the ocean baths:  

The Entrance Ocean Baths contain 3 swimming pools: a 50-metre lap pool, a 22-metre pool and a shaded wading pool for children. There are toilets and showers and a shaded sitting area.

The ocean baths are a great place to do laps and splash about with the kids. And it’s free.

The Entrance Ocean Baths

The Entrance Beach:

A bit further up the beach is the patrolled section where you can swim safely between the flags.

Lifeguards patrol the beach from the beginning of the school holidays in September to the end of the school holidays in April.

The Entrance Beach is only small – 300 metre long.

Swimming between the flags

There are several other gorgeous beaches nearby. If you’re staying in The Entrance for a few days, visit: 

The three last ones are great for surfing.

The Walk to Memorial Park:

The walk between the beach and Memorial Park is very beautiful. It takes about 10 minutes. Follow the sidewalk along the beach and channel. There are seats and lookouts where you can stop and enjoy the view.

You can see the channel and North Entrance Beach all the way to Norah Head Lighthouse. And there are heaps of pelicans.

view of the channel
View of The Entrance channel from the walk

If you like fishing, take your fishing rods. The area is very popular for fishing and prawning.  

Memorial Park:

Memorial Park is very active with children during weekends and school holidays. Here’s why…

There are:

  • playgrounds
  • water park (Vera’s Water Garden)
  • Ferris wheel
  • old carousel
  • little touring train
  • jumping castles
  • and more
Vera's Water Garden
Pelican at Pelican Feeding
Kids rides at Memorial Park

Your kids may want to spend hours in Memorial Park. Our kids certainly did when they were younger. There is a fish and chip shop, an ice cream shop and cafes & restaurants.

If your kids are older, ride a bike along Tuggerah Lake. The cycleway passes past playgrounds and long jetties. There are great views out to the lake, especially at sunset.

You can rent bikes from the automatic bike hire station in Memorial Park.

So The Entrance is well alive during weekends and school holidays. But it’s also worth visiting mid-week when it’s quiet and uncrowded. You can enjoy more peaceful walks and bike rides.

Accommodation in The Entrance

There are several accommodation options in/near town.

  • Many visitors like to rent a house or apartment through Stayz or Airbnb. If you have never used Airbnb before, here's a $55 discount on your first stay. 
  • If you’d like an apartment near the beach, check out Sandy Cove Apartments. They have 1 to 4-bedroom apartments and penthouses. Some have a fabulous view of the ocean. There’s a swimming pool, too. Check photos and reviews.
  • Also, Ocean Front Motel is right beside the beach. The rooms overlook the ocean and some have a spa bath on the balcony. There are also rooms on the ground level with a courtyard, which is great for small children. Check photos and reviews

Practical Guides to Visiting The Entrance

Are you staying in The Entrance for more than a couple of days? Then read these practical guides:

And check out the photo gallery:

The Entrance Beach Directions

Located 1 hr 35 min north of Sydney via the M1. You can park at the beach or beside Memorial Park.

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