Toowoon Bay

Toowoon Bay is the beach I would vote for if it competed for the bluest water on the Central Coast. 

You almost feel like you're on a tropical beach. This is what it looks like on a sunny day. The teal-coloured ocean sparkles...

Toowoon Bay

Toowoon Bay is located on the Central Coast NSW. It’s only 2 km south of The Entrance. Like The Entrance, this place is popular with families, but it’s very different…

The water is sheltered from the big swell by a reef. Since there are lifeguards it’s an ideal swimming spot for young children. And for anyone who likes calm water...

Toowoon Bay

And there’s more for children... there's a playground with sheltered picnic tables and barbecues. The playground is a short walk from the beach. 

Here you can also surf past the reef, kayak, stand up paddle board and kitesurf...

Kite surfing

And you can walk your dog on the beach between Little Bay and Shelly Beach. 

Where to Stay

If you want to stay in Toowoon Bay, here are the options...

You can rent a holiday house through Stayz or Airbnb. 

If you'd rather stay in a tent, caravan or cabin, Toowoon Bay Holiday Park is popular with families...

Holiday Park

Keep in mind that the holiday park gets very busy during the holidays. But the jumping pillow and swimming pool are a big hit with the kids. There are school holiday activities and great amenities. And it's only a short walk to two nice beaches: Toowoon Bay and Shelly Beach

The park is pet-friendly, and a pathway leads directly to the dog beach. 

If you want to stay in a cabin, the Beachcomber cabins are the best. They're spacious and offer filtered views of the ocean. 

Toowoon Bay

If you'd like to stay in a luxury/romantic accommodation: 

Kims Beachside Retreat is an absolute beachfront accommodation... wake up to beautiful sunrises! The bungalows or villas either have an indoor spa bath, a private outdoor jacuzzi or a private swimming pool. Fresh food in a buffet is included. This is the beach beside Kims Beachside Retreat...

Swimming beside Kims Beachside Retreat
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Where to Eat

There's a food kiosk at the surf club beside the beach. And also Munchas at Shelly Beach Surf Life Saving Club.

And great local cafes are located 500 m from the beach... Two Birds Gallery Cafe is a chic cafe with eclectic furniture and chill-out music. The menu is seasonal. 104 Pacific St: 8.00 am - 2.30 pm. Coast89 is an airy cafe popular among locals. 89 Toowoon Bay Road: Tue - Thu 7.30 am - 3 pm; Fri - Sat 7.30 am & dinner from 6 pm; Sun 7.30 am - 2 pm.

Two Birds Gallery Cafe

For hassle-free dinners with children, you may like...

 Seaspray Restaurant at Shelly Beach Golf Club: kids eat free 7 days a week 5 pm - 6 pm. Shelly Beach Rd, Shelly Beach.

At Bateau Bay Hotel kids eat free on Sundays and there’s a playground. There is good live music here as well. Corner The Entrance Rd and Lumby Dr, Bateau Bay.

At Chijmes Bateau Bay, kids eat free on Fri dinner and Sun lunch & dinner. And there’s a playground – I like their Singapore-Malaysian menu. 5 Bias Ave, Bateau Bay.

The Entrance Leagues Club has an undercover play area for children. 3 Bay Village Rd, Bateau Bay.

Toowoon Bay

what to do

Pelican Feeding occurs every single day at 3.30 pm at The Entrance Memorial Park. No matter what the weather is like. Dozens of pelicans get fed in front of your eyes. [Read more...]

The Entrance is fun for kids during weekends and school holidays. There are children rides, jumping castles and an old carousel. Small children can splash in Vera’s Water Garden. Majestic Cinema is located at The Entrance. [Read more...]

If you want to bush walk, Wyrrabalong Coast Walking Track follows the coast along the clifftops for 3 km. The view of the ocean is picturesque, especially from Crackneck Lookout. You can also drive directly to Crackneck Lookout: Hilltop St, Bateau Bay. [Read more...]

Play golf at Shelly Beach Golf Club, an 18-hole golf course located on Shelly Beach Rd. The ocean views from the golf course are great. Or have a hit at Bateau Bay Golf Range.  

Play Ten Pin Bowl at Bateau Bay if you’re looking for something to do with the kids when it rains. 

Where is Toowoon Bay

Located on the Central Coast NSW near The Entrance, 90 minutes north of Sydney.

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