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Terrigal Beach
Vacation Travel Guide

Terrigal showing a bay or harbor, a coastal town and a sandy 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.

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.

Top Hotels Close to Terrigal Beach

Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Pine Tree Lane, Terrigal, NSW
The price is ¥15,456 per night from Jun 24 to Jun 24
This Terrigal hotel is on the beach, 0.2 mi (0.2 km) from Terrigal Beach, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Ken Duncan Gallery and Erina Fair. Copacabana Beach and ...
4.4/5Excellent! (971 reviews)
"The guy who checked us in was very friendly. He made sure we had dinner reservations and offered a trolly for our luggage. I wasn't happy that on top of the room free i would have been charged parking but the free parking was close so that was good."

Reviewed on May 23, 2021

Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific, an IHG Hotel
Casa al Mare
Casa al Mare
Wamberal, NSW
Situated in Wamberal, this vacation home is steps from Wamberal Lagoon Nature Reserve and Terrigal Beach. Terrigal Lagoon and Breakers Country Club are also ...
Casa al Mare
Sunrise - 3/99 Oceanview Drive
Sunrise - 3/99 Oceanview Drive
Wamberal, NSW
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 ...
3.8/5Good! (4 reviews)
Great experience
"All in all, a beautiful experience here. Only thing at fault was some of the cleanliness of some of the kitchen utensils. Other than that, it was a good break for my family and I. Would highly recommend."

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021

Sunrise - 3/99 Oceanview Drive
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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The Clan Terrigal
The Clan Terrigal
4 out of 5
1 Oceanview Drive, Wamberal, NSW
The price is ¥10,963 per night from Jul 12 to Jul 12
The Clan Terrigal
Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Pine Tree Lane, Terrigal, NSW
The price is ¥15,456 per night from Jun 24 to Jun 24
Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific, an IHG Hotel
Casa al Mare
Casa al Mare
Wamberal, NSW
Casa al Mare
Sunrise - 3/99 Oceanview Drive
Sunrise - 3/99 Oceanview Drive
Wamberal, NSW
Sunrise - 3/99 Oceanview Drive
Horizons - 1/99 Ocean View Drive
Horizons - 1/99 Ocean View Drive
Wamberal, NSW
Horizons - 1/99 Ocean View Drive
Dovilla-sleeps 14 - Luxury Style Accommodation Winter Special
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Wamberal, NSW
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Terrigal Pacific Coastal Retreat
Terrigal Pacific Coastal Retreat
4 out of 5
224 Terrigal Drive, Terrigal, NSW
The price is ¥13,562 per night from Jul 12 to Jul 12
Terrigal Pacific Coastal Retreat
Terrigal Sails Serviced Apartments
Terrigal Sails Serviced Apartments
4 out of 5
6 Maroomba Road, Terrigal, NSW
The price is ¥12,274 per night from Jul 13 to Jul 13
Terrigal Sails Serviced Apartments
Waves at Wamberal - A Real Beachfront Beauty
Waves at Wamberal - A Real Beachfront Beauty
Wamberal, NSW
Waves at Wamberal - A Real Beachfront Beauty
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.