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Blue Bay Beach

Vacation Travel Guide
Blue Bay featuring surf and a bay or harbor

Enjoy fishing, swimming or beach combing in this little protected bay in The Entrance district between Sydney and Newcastle.

Blue Bay, just to the south of The Entrance, is a bit of a hidden gem. The bay itself is relatively small and not many people know about it… yet. Watch the migrating whales between June and October, go fishing, swim in the calm blue waters of the bay or hike the coastal trail.

A rocky outcrop and shallow reef form the narrow entrance to Blue Bay. From the rocky platform at the northern end, stroll to the spit of sand that leads up to the reef on the southern boundary of the beach.

Blue Bay’s semi-circular beach is located behind a low-lying headland. The lack of surf breaks makes the clear waters look calm and vivid blue on most days, which explains how the bay got its name. Being just 820 feet (250 meters) long, the beach is easy to explore.

While Blue Bay is not patrolled, surf life savers do guard swimmers in adjacent Toowoon Bay during the busier weekends and public holidays. Toowoon Beach, across the spit, is also where you can find cafés and restaurants. The kids will love the playground in the Swadling Reserve overlooking the beach.

Apart from being a bay and a beach, Blue Bay is also the name of the small town that sits on the peninsula between Tuggerah Lake and the Pacific Ocean. This laid-back town flies blissfully under the tourist radar because there are no big hotels in town.

If you are feeling energetic, set out on the clearly signposted Coast to Lake Walk, which takes in Blue Bay, Long Jetty, Tuggerah Lake and The Entrance. The hike takes about 2 hours if you are reasonably fit.

If you’d rather take it easy, see if you can catch your own dinner by going fishing for whiting and bream in the bay.

Blue Bay is located on New South Wales’ Central Coast. The Entrance, a well-known tourist town, is close by and has all the facilities you may need. Blue Bay itself has a motel on the beach and a caravan park in town. Private holiday rentals along Ocean Parade often overlook the beach. This residential street is also where you can park if you arrive by car. The beach has a toilet facility and outdoor showers.

Top Hotels Close to Blue Bay Beach

Ocean Front at The Entrance
Ocean Front at The Entrance
4 out of 5
102 Ocean Parade, The Entrance, NSW
The price is ¥8,059 per night from Aug 3 to Aug 3
Offering direct access to the beach, this The Entrance motel is on the boardwalk and within a 5-minute walk of Entrance Beach and Blue Bay Beach. North Entrance ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (677 reviews)
"Fabulous views, staff were very friendly & helpful."

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2021

Ocean Front at The Entrance
Al Mare Beachfront Retreat
Al Mare Beachfront Retreat
4.5 out of 5
42 Werrina Parade, Blue Bay, NSW
The price is ¥39,927 per night from Aug 12 to Aug 12
This Blue Bay apartment building is located near the bay, nestled on the beach within minutes of Blue Bay Beach and Toowoon Bay Beach.
4.6/5Wonderful! (35 reviews)
"Spectacular view! We enjoyed our quiet weekend away. Thankyou for sharing your slice of heaven with us Judy and Gary."

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

Al Mare Beachfront Retreat
Blue Lagoon Beach Resort
Blue Lagoon Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
10 Bateau Bay Rd, Bateau Bay, NSW
The price is ¥11,721 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 29
Located in Bateau Bay, this beachfront campground is next to a golf course and within 6 mi (10 km) of Terrigal Beach, Terrigal Lagoon, and Magenta Shores Beach. ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (347 reviews)
"Little disappointed in our unit location, have stayed there many of times always been great thoughts was maybe because we got the unit on a web site we got the cheapest unit, unit outside looked a little grubby and run down compared to the advertised unit. No views except surrounding units rooms. ..."

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2021

Blue Lagoon Beach Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Blue Bay Beach

Ocean Front at The Entrance
Ocean Front at The Entrance
4 out of 5
102 Ocean Parade, The Entrance, NSW
The price is ¥8,059 per night from Aug 3 to Aug 3
Ocean Front at The Entrance
Al Mare Beachfront Retreat
Al Mare Beachfront Retreat
4.5 out of 5
42 Werrina Parade, Blue Bay, NSW
The price is ¥39,927 per night from Aug 12 to Aug 12
Al Mare Beachfront Retreat
Blue Lagoon Beach Resort
Blue Lagoon Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
10 Bateau Bay Rd, Bateau Bay, NSW
The price is ¥11,721 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 29
Blue Lagoon Beach Resort
Oaks The Entrance Waterfront Suites
Oaks The Entrance Waterfront Suites
4 out of 5
89 The Entrance Road, The Entrance, NSW
The price is ¥12,008 per night from Aug 3 to Aug 3
Oaks The Entrance Waterfront Suites
Toowoon Bay Beach Front- Fantastic Views- Pool - Free Wifi, and Netflix
Toowoon Bay Beach Front- Fantastic Views- Pool - Free Wifi, and Netflix
Blue Bay, NSW
Toowoon Bay Beach Front- Fantastic Views- Pool - Free Wifi, and Netflix
Beachfront on Werrina - The Breakers
Beachfront on Werrina - The Breakers
Blue Bay, NSW
Beachfront on Werrina - The Breakers
Werrina Townhouse - East Coast Getaways
Werrina Townhouse - East Coast Getaways
Blue Bay, NSW
Werrina Townhouse - East Coast Getaways
Kims Beachside Retreat
Kims Beachside Retreat
5 out of 5
16 Charlton Street, Toowoon Bay, NSW
Kims Beachside Retreat
Ocean Pines Apartment 5
Ocean Pines Apartment 5
Blue Bay, NSW
Ocean Pines Apartment 5
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.