Central Coast

Beaches
Umina Beach

Nice quiet beach with picnic tables and barbecues.

Lobster Beach

Follow a small track off High View Rd or park at the end of Albert St in Wagstaffe and follow the trail in from there. Secluded beach hidden away in a small coastal town. Very quiet

Attractions
Central Coast Surf Academy

Good place to learn to surf with quiet beaches close to Sydney.

Umina Beach Markets

Nice local markets on the 3rd Sunday of the month at the park by the beach.

Patonga to Pearl Beach Walk

Nice 1 1/2 hour one way walk through the Brisbane Water National Park. Park at Crystal Ave on Pearl Beach or near the boat ramp in Patonga.

Bouddi Coastal Walk

You can Park at MacMaster Prd and walk through to Putty Beach or Park at Putty Beach campground on Putty Beach Rd to do this walk. This 4 hour one way walk is one of the best day walks in the country. An easy walk on a well maintained track through the Bouddi National Park. Fairly quiet especially midweek. The walk follows the coastline all the way and runs up the clifftops and down to some gre ..

Somersby Falls

Starting at the beautiful Somersby Falls picnic area. A quick walk will take you to the bottom of the falls. The falls are great for a refreshing dip although the pool is not very deep. The picnic area has BBQs.

Food
Bremens Patisserie

Pie shop that sells an insanely hot Carolina Reaper pie.

Siam Empire

Good Thai place if you are stopping in Gosford.

Accommodation
Little Beach Campground

Part way along the Bouddi Coastal Walk. You can park on Grahame Dr off The Scenic Rd in Macmasters Beach and walk in about 750 metres. Sites here are $34 and you might get away without booking during the week or in winter. Beautiful beach and quiet campsite. Good spot for a BBQ. There are 2 tracks here, follow Little Beach Trail on the left for quicker access to the campsite.

Tallow Beach

Beautiful walkin campsite at a secluded beach. Access is a 1km walk from the unsealed road. OK for 2wd. Beach feels very isolated especially midweek. You should be OK with no booking.