Discover Wamberal Beach on the Central Coast

Wamberal Beach

Wamberal Beach is one of the locals’ favourite beaches on the NSW Central Coast.

It's located beside the popular Terrigal Beach.

Whereas Terrigal Beach attracts large summer crowds, Wamberal is quiet and spread out. It's a great beach to go to if you want to break away from the hustle and bustle of Terrigal.

So visit this beach if you’d like to escape to a gorgeous beach close to a town with a great cafe culture.

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Wamberal lies on a 3.8 km uninterrupted stretch of sand. (That means veeery long walks on the sand!)

The beach is great for relaxing and enjoying different activities:  

  • Fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • walking / running
  • splashing in the lagoon
  • relaxing 

The northern section of the beach is different from the southern end:

The northern end of the beach lies within Wamberal Lagoon Nature Reserve. The southern end is developed with houses on the dunes and Terrigal foreshore.

Come for a tour…

Walking on the beach

Let’s walk on the beach from Spoon Bay at the northern end to Terrigal at the southern end…

Spoon Bay is almost hidden. Most tourists and even locals don’t even know it’s there. You can also access Spoon Bay through a bush track at the end of Spoon Bay Rd.

Here is Spoon Bay...

Spoon Bay

The section of the beach within Wamberal Lagoon Nature Reserve is the most beautiful...

The dunes are densely vegetated. This reserve is one of the best preserved coastal lagoon and dune systems in the area. Its’ a great spot to lay down your towel and enjoy some seclusion.

The scenery is stunning as well:

The coastline curves from Terrigal Haven to Wamberal Point and the ocean is wide open.

A bit further south is Wamberal Lagoon – a great spot for small children to play...

Wamberal Lagoon

A few metres south of the lagoon is the Surf Life Saving Club.

Lifeguards patrol from the Sept/Oct school holidays to the Apr School holidays. Swim between the flags to stay safe as there are rips along the beach.

If you want to drive directly to the swimming area, drive to the end of Wiles Ave.

Further south is the dog exercise area all the way to Pacific St.

This beach is also popular for surfing and fishing. Get there early to enjoy beautiful sunrises and colourful skies. Or a nice morning surf. If you want to learn to surf, check out Central Coast Surf Academy

Beautiful sunrise at the beach

Cafes & Restaurants

Have a delightful coffee and burger at Sal & Co (82a Ocean View Dr).

Now closed - Head to Lotus Cafe near the Surf Life Saving Club for a great coffee in a beachy vibe (corner Ocean View Dr and Dover Rd).

Lotus Cafe

Or enjoy an excellent coffee and wholefood and vegan delicacies at Three Donkeys. You can also shop for vintage and eclectic homeware (6 Ghersi Ave).


  • If you'd like a hotel with great facilities and ocean views, check out Crowne Plaza Hotel. It's located just across the road from Terrigal Beach. 
  • There are also plenty of holiday rentals available on sites such as Airbnb

Wamberal Beach - Getting There

Wamberal Beach is located 90 minutes north of Sydney or 90 minutes south of Newcastle via the M1. The best place to park is at the Surf Life Saving Club, 1 Dover Road, Wamberal. Follow the directions on Google Map

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