Umina Beach is a great family beach near Sydney.
Whether the kids are playing at the beach, at the big playground, or swimming in the pool at the BIG4, they aren’t going to get bored.
Happy kids means you can relax :-)
The beach is stunning:
You can see Sydney's Northern Beaches on the other side of Broken Bay and two national parks on each side of the beach.
Also, the beach is ideal for families:
At the southern end of the beach, the water is calm and shallow. The waves are generally small, which is perfect if you want to learn to surf. You can book surfing lessons with one of the surf schools.
The beach is patrolled from the beginning of the school holidays in September to the end of the school holidays in April.
Also, the biggest playground on the Central Coast is located near the flags. The playground has...
Jasmine Greens, the best cafe nearby, is located beside the playground.
Ocean-Umina Beach is also pet-friendly. You can walk your pet at both ends of the beach. (Between Barrenjoey Road and Augusta Street, and between the southern end of the beach and Sydney Avenue.)
And if you like long walks on the beach, the beach stretches unbroken for 4 km. You can walk or cycle all the way to Ettalong Beach.
Visit the monthly markets.
There are 75+ stalls selling art, fruits and vegetables, clothes, ready-to-eat-food, jewellery and more. There's also live music. The vibe is great.
The markets are held on the 3rd Sunday of the month from 9 am - 2 pm beside the Surf Lifesaving Club.
Eat a pie at Bremen's Patisserie.
Bremen's Patisserie serves delicious pies, and they boasts the hottest pie on the planet earth – Flaming Ron Pie. Yep, that's true. Have one bite and it will apparently send you rolling in pain on the floor.
Flaming Ron Pie is made with the Trinidad Scorpion Butch T. It's the world’s hottest chilli. One seed is 300 times hotter than a jalapeno.
Walk or visit a lookout in Brisbane Water National Park or Bouddi National Park. They're located close by.
The two national parks offer many bushwalks, mountain biking trails and amazing lookouts. Find out more here:
Walk to Mount Ettalong Lookout. You get a view of Ocean-Umina Beach like in the photo below.
To get to Mount Ettalong Lookout, drive along Mount Ettalong Rd toward Pearl Beach. The road climbs and winds all the way to the top of the headland. When the road straightens out, look for the car park on the left.
The lookout is only a short walk in the bush from the car park.
These are neighbouring beaches worth visiting. Click on the links if you'd like to learn more:
It has been voted as one of the ten best holiday parks in NSW for families.
The holiday park is located beside the beach and the large playground is just up the road.
There are great cabins, sites and fabulous swimming pools.
We stayed there and the kids loved it.
1 hr 20 min north of Sydney and 1 hr 30 min south of Newcastle via the M1. Take the A49 Central Coast Hwy exit. Follow the directions on Google Map.