Umina Beach NSW offers all the fun that families are looking for on a holiday.
Whether the kids are playing at the beach, at the local playground, or swimming in the pool at the BIG4, they aren’t going to get bored.
Happy kids means you can relax.
This beach is definitively a great family destination close to Sydney.
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Ocean-Umina Beach is seriously stunning. You get views of Sydney's Northern Beaches on the other side of Broken Bay and two national parks on each side.
This beach is also ideal for families... The water at the southern end of the beach 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 also patrolled from the beginning of the school holidays in September to the end of the school holidays in April.
Remember to swim between the flags!
Ocean 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.)
If you like long walks on the beach and stunning views, the beach stretches unbroken for 4 km up to Ettalong Beach.
The biggest playground on the Central Coast is located near the flags. The playground has...
The best cafe is Jasmine Greens. It's located beside the playground near the patrolled section of the beach.
Umina Beach Markets – Markets are held on the 3rd Sunday of the month from 9 am - 2 pm.
The markets are located beside the Surf Lifesaving Club. 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.
Flaming Ron Pie – Bremen boasts the hottest pie on the planet earth. Yep, that's true. Have one bite and it will send you rolling in pain on the floor. If you do decide to try hell on earth, they’ll make you sign a legal disclaimer before you eat it.
Flaming Ron Pie is made with the Trinidad Scorpion Butch T. It's the world’s hottest chilli! Apparently, one seed is 300 times hotter than a jalapeno. If you do decide to torture yourself, please send me a photo.
National Parks – Brisbane Water National Park and Bouddi National Park are located close by. The two national parks offer many bushwalks, mountain biking trails and amazing lookouts. You can find out all about it in these pages:
Mount Ettalong Lookout – Walk to Mount Ettalong Lookout. You get a view of Ocean-Umina Beach like in the photo below. The lookout is only a short walk in the bush from the car park. Drive along Mount Ettalong Rd to the top of the headland. The road winds all the way up. When the road straightens out, look for the car park on the left.
Beaches – Nearby beaches worth visiting...
NRMA Ocean Beach Resort & Holiday Park & BIG4 is the most popular place to stay for families near the beach.
It has been voted as one of the ten best holiday parks in NSW for families. The holiday park is located next to the beach, and the large playground is just up the road.
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.