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Terrigal Beach

From great surf to gorgeous views it’s no wonder this is one of the best-loved oceanfront spots on New South Wales’ Central Coast. 

Terrigal Beach is a gorgeous stretch of sand attached to the relaxed town of Terrigal, itself sometimes known as Terrigal Beach. That might sound confusing, but all you really need to know is that this beach is famed for its great surfing opportunities, stress-free atmosphere and access to a wide range of watersports. Come to Terrigal Beach and see for yourself why this is such a beloved place for locals, as well as a big lure for tourists from farther afield. 

Explore the pretty, peaceful little inlet that is Terrigal Beach and expect to meet quite a few surfers along the way. Many novice surfers are drawn to this stretch of coast to improve their skills or even to take to the waves for the first time. Terrigal Beach is known for having wonderfully safe surfing conditions. Wander the array of surf stores and schools scattered throughout the town, testament to the high demand for this thrilling sport.

The shore also offers a god mix of characterful cafés and bars. Take a break from the sun and enjoy some shade and a cold drink at one of these easygoing establishments. Or, order some takeout fish and chips to eat near the beach. 

Follow the boardwalk to Terrigal Lagoon for some paddleboarding. This calm activity offers a change of pace from surfing. Alternately, ditch the equipment and just go for a swim in the lagoon’s tranquil waters.

Wamberal Beach, next to the lagoon, is another lovely spot to set up for the day. Come here to surf some bigger waves than those at Terrigal Beach. Or, head back along the boardwalk to end up in Terrigal Haven, another thrilling surf spot that is also home to a picturesque harbor, pretty fishing boats, and a good range of snorkeling and diving facilities. 

Drive from Sydney and get to Terrigal Beach in around 90 minutes. Don’t forget to bring the only three things you need to have an amazing time at this gorgeous spot: sunscreen, a swimsuit and a seriously laid-back attitude.

Traveling is about so much more than just seeing new places. It's all about the adventures you can have while you're there.

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For a complete list of options, take a look at our Terrigal Beach things to do page.


Best Lodging Options Near Terrigal Beach

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Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific ¥17,013
Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific

Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific

Pine Tree Lane, Terrigal, NSW
     
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    This Terrigal hotel is on the beach, 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Terrigal Beach, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Ken Duncan Gallery and Erina Fair. Copacabana Beach and Bouddi National Park are also within 9 mi (15 km).

    Terrigal Pacific Coastal Retreat ¥13,178
    Terrigal Pacific Coastal Retreat

    Terrigal Pacific Coastal Retreat

    224 Terrigal Drive, Terrigal, NSW
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Terrigal Lagoon and Terrigal Beach. Erina Fair is 3 mi (4.9 km) away.

      The Clan Terrigal ¥10,398
      The Clan Terrigal

      The Clan Terrigal

      1 Oceanview Drive, Wamberal, NSW
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Offering direct access to the beach, this Wamberal motel is in a shopping district and within a 10-minute walk of Terrigal Lagoon and Terrigal Beach. Breakers Country Club and The Skillion are also within 1 mi (2 km).

        Sunrise - 3/99 Oceanview Drive
        Sunrise - 3/99 Oceanview Drive

        Sunrise - 3/99 Oceanview Drive

        Wamberal, NSW
           
          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated on the beach, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Wamberal Lagoon Nature Reserve and Terrigal Beach. Terrigal Lagoon and Breakers Country Club are also within 15 minutes.

          Horizons - 1/99 Ocean View Drive
          Horizons - 1/99 Ocean View Drive

          Horizons - 1/99 Ocean View Drive

          Wamberal, NSW
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated on the beach, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Wamberal Lagoon Nature Reserve and Terrigal Beach. Terrigal Lagoon and Breakers Country Club are also within 15 minutes.

            Tiarri Terrigal ¥9,692
            Tiarri Terrigal

            Tiarri Terrigal

            16 Tiarri Crescent, Terrigal, NSW
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of The Skillion and Terrigal Beach. John Gray Close Reserve and Coast Road Bush Reserve are also within 15 minutes.

              DoVilla-Sleeps 14 - Luxury Style Accommodation with Pool -200m Walk to beach
              DoVilla-Sleeps 14 - Luxury Style Accommodation with Pool -200m Walk to beach

              DoVilla-Sleeps 14 - Luxury Style Accommodation with Pool -200m Walk to beach

              Wamberal, NSW
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated on the waterfront, this romantic vacation home is within a 5-minute walk of Wamberal Lagoon Nature Reserve and Terrigal Beach. Terrigal Lagoon and Breakers Country Club are also within 10 minutes.

                Beachside Bliss Pool spa 2 min Walk to Beach
                Beachside Bliss Pool spa 2 min Walk to Beach

                Beachside Bliss Pool spa 2 min Walk to Beach

                Wamberal, NSW
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated by the ocean, this romantic apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Wamberal Lagoon Nature Reserve and Terrigal Beach. Terrigal Lagoon and Breakers Country Club are also within 10 minutes.