Ettalong Beach Travel Guide

Located just over an hour north of Sydney, Ettalong Beach is a popular family friendly holiday destination on the New South Wales central coast. Situated on the waterfront overlooking Lion Island and Broken Bay, Ettalong Beach is renowned for its beautiful beaches, lush lagoons and winding waterways, all of which are safe for swimming. Popular for fishing, boating, bushwalking, bird watching and even whale watching, Ettalong Beach is home to a wide range of natural attractions including Bouddi National Park, Brisbane Water National Park, Ocean Beach Umina and the Ettalong Seaside Village Market.


Ettalong Beach accommodation offers a range of both bush and seaside options designed to cater to all budgets and types of travellers. Home to a range of boutique accommodation as well as major hotel chains, Ettalong Beach offers affordable and deluxe accommodation offering easy access to a range of local shopping, dining, entertainment, activities and attractions. Some accommodation options enjoy self-catering facilities while others offer a fantastic range of onsite facilities meaning you won't have to lift a finger.

Holiday Packages

Visiting Ettalong Beach on the New South Wales central coast is both affordable and easy thank to these Ettalong Beach holiday packages, which offer a handy way to book and arrange everything you need for a fantastic holiday. Designed to save you both time and money, Ettalong Beach holiday packages allow you to combine all your travel essentials such as accommodation with a range of added extras like car hire or flights, meals, tours, travel insurance and much more. Using a coordinated approach, these packages offer the most convenient way to plan your itinerary and offer added bonuses like room upgrades, free nights, breakfast daily and other optional inclusions like car parking, WiFi, massages and more.

Ettalong Beach Attractions

A coastal town known for its waterways, lagoons and beaches, Ettalong Beach is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday. There are plenty of safe swimming spots as well as a number of great beaches for fishing and some excellent boating facilities too. Ettalong Beach is all about the great outdoors, and it's no surprise when you consider all the stunning natural attractions that can be found all around. The Brisbane Water National Park is an amazing opportunity to explore the scenic waterways and experience some fantastic fishing and even whale watching. Brisbane Water National Park also ffers excellent bush walking, bird watching and some amazing Aboriginal art. Bouddi National Park is also close and is home to some stunning beaches as well as spectacular coastal cliff views and is the perfect spot for a BBQ or picnic. Nearby Ocean Beach Umina also offers 2km of beaches, ideal for younger children to enjoy. The Ettalong Seaside Village Market is also a great place to soak up the local atmosphere and enjoy a unique range of vintage goods, clothes, crafts and fresh local produce every weekend.

Getting To Ettalong Beach

Getting to Ettalong Beach is easy, particularly if you're travelling by car. The seaside holiday destination is located just over an hour's drive north of Sydney along the Pacific Motorway. Just turn off at the Woy Woy Rd exit where the Pacific Motorway meets the Central Coast Highway and you'll be just minutes from Ettalong Beach. Alternatively, Ettalong Beach is approximately one and a half hours' drive south of Newcastle. You can either follow the Pacific Motorway south and make the same Woy Woy Rd turn off to Ettalong Beach or take the Pacific Highway for a slightly more scenic route turning off at Railway Crescent and following Brisbane Water Drive into Ettalong Beach.