Beaches

The Central Coast has 15 patrolled coastal beaches and one patrolled ocean pool complex being The Grant McBride Baths at The Entrance. To increase patron safety, lifeguards and volunteers patrol the beaches during the warmer months.

Central Coast Council lifeguards and Surf Life Saving volunteers provide search and rescue services for our coastal beaches as well as emergency medical care when required. They also play an important role in educating swimmers and visitors on beach and water safety.

Find out more about our beaches including which ones are currently open, current conditions and more about beach safety as well in our frequently asked questions below.

 

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The Entrance Beach

open
The Entrance, The Entrance NSW 2261
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The Entrance North Beach

open
Hutton Road, The Entrance North NSW 2261

Facilities

Dog friendly
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The Grant McBride Baths

open
88 Ocean Parade, The Entrance NSW 2261

Facilities

Swimming pool

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The Baths have a 50 metre outdoor pool, 22 metre lap pool, a children’s wading pool and amenities.

Please note that due to these Baths being a tidal ocean baths they may be required to be closed for cleaning and or maintenance following major storm events.

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Toowoon Bay

open
View Street, Toowoon Bay NSW 2261

Facilities

Parking - free, Dog friendly
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Umina Beach

open
The Esplanade, Umina Beach NSW 2257

Facilities

Parking - free, Dog friendly
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Wamberal Beach

open
Dover Road, Wamberal NSW 2260

Facilities

Parking - free, Dog friendly

More info

Dog friendly area south of Surfers Lane and north of Terrigal Lagoon only.

Beach safety FAQs

Beachwatch

Each year, in the swimming season from October to April, Central Coast Council monitors water quality for swim-safety once a week and reports on the water quality of 32 local swimming areas. This includes 15 ocean beaches, four lagoon sites and 13 tidal baths and rock pools. Outside of the swimming season from May to September sites are sampled monthly.

Results of our Beachwatch monitoring are updated on our Beachwatch Program page, as well as the Office of Environment and Heritage Beachwatch website.

Venue hire

To book a Surf Club or to book an event on a beach, contact Surf Life Saving Central Coast on 4353 0299 for the contact details of each individual surf club or Central Coast Council on 1300 463 954.

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Last updated : Thu 8 Oct 2020