Terrigal, Avoca, and more
The picturesque beach villages indented along the coastline are the quintessential essence of the coastal way of life. Each community presents a different energy and style, from a tranquil atmosphere to a cosmopolitan vibrancy. It is not hard to see why the region is such a popular holiday destination, supplying everything you would want for a beachside escape. The beach villages region is now home to the Central Coast's newest major attraction, the Ex-HMAS Adelaide Reserve.
Terrigal, the jewel in the crown, is a vibrant cosmopolitan village with accommodation options ranging from international resorts, five star apartments and luxurious B&B retreats to poolside villas and motels. Relax in one of the stylish cafés and watch the beach culture pass you by. Nearby, sample international award-winning Australian native flavoured liqueurs at Distillery Botanica - or literally sample the fruits of their labour at the boutique Firescreek Fruit Wines cellar door where a fruity spin is put on wine . Both locations provide an intimate atmosphere where you can meet and interact with the passionate experts who create these outstanding offerings.
South of Terrigal, charming Avoca Beach is where you will find a la carte restaurants and alfresco cafés lining the shore. Step back in time at the award winning, character-filled Avoca Beach Picture Theatre where featured movies range from unique 'indies' to the latest box office smash. A broad range of accommodation options are available here to suit every budget.
Copacabana, Macmasters Beach & Killcare
Further south are the hidden gems of Copacabana, Macmasters Beach and Killcare, quiet communities that welcome like-minded people. Killcare is home to the Central Coast's only hatted restaurant overseen by Stefano Manfredi - at Bells at Killcare, which also offers stunning accommodation. Down at Hardy's Bay, romantics will enjoy an afternoon of sailing or an overnight yacht charter with Hardy's Bay Yacht Charters, complete with breakfast. If you prefer staying on dry land, browse the amazing Killcare Village Shops.
Erina Fair, the largest single level shopping centre in the Southern Hemisphere, not only provides a fix for shopaholics, but it is also a leisure and entertainment centre. Anchored by Myer, the Fair boasts over 300 stores. Head straight to The Hive for fun and entertainment for the entire family. Take in a movie at the eight screen cinema, cool down in the ice skating rink, or try to choose just one of the café's or restaurants to satisfy your tastebuds.