The Entrance Beach on the Central Coast NSW is a great beach for families.
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 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.
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.
If you like fishing, take your fishing rods. The area is very popular for fishing and prawning.
Memorial Park is very active with children during weekends and school holidays. Here’s why…
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.
There are several accommodation options in/near town.
Many visitors like to rent a house or apartment through Stayz or Airbnb.
And these are great picks:
Are you staying in The Entrance for more than a couple of days? Then read these practical guides:
Located 1 hr 35 min north of Sydney via the M1. You can park at the beach or beside Memorial Park.