View from Ettalong
The easy and welcoming atmosphere of the Peninsula is what has drawn generations of holiday makers to the area year after year. Encompassing the seaside suburbs of Woy Woy, Umina, Ettalong Beach, Patonga and exclusive Pearl Beach, the Peninsula is packed full of activities to while away the day.
No matter where you go on the Peninsula, you usually find the sun shining down on sparkling water, your personal invitation from Mother Nature. Anderson's Boatshed hires a range of watercraft including BBQ pontoons which are perfect for group entertaining out on the water. Central Coast Ferries operates a local hourly ferry service between Woy Woy, Saratoga, Davistown and Empire Bay daily. Take the opportunity to disembark at Illoura Reserve and enjoy a stroll around the seaside township of Davistown. Exclusive to the Christmas school holidays, you can enjoy the two and half hour cruise on the Cockatoo Ferry from Woy Woy to Ettalong via Saratoga, Hardys Bay and Wagstaffe - or set your own pace and paddle a kayak around pristine waterways and inlets.
The Peninsula provides a great choice of sheltered and patrolled beaches ideal for swimming. Climb Mount Ettalong for spectacular views over beaches, Broken Bay, Lion Island and Pittwater. Head down to Pearl Beach and explore the Crommelin Native Arboretum, the region's native botanic garden.
Old-fashioned personalised and friendly service is what you would expect of this region and in the heart of Woy Woy is Gnostic Corner, a collective of six businesses fulfilling this expectation. On the weekend, no visit to the Peninsula would be complete without a visit to Ettalong Markets, the place to snap up a bargain or two.
Throughout the Peninsula you will find an assortment of accommodation options to suit your travelling style and budget. From luxury beachfront resorts to full service holiday parks, whatever your choice you will never be far away from a beach, an inlet or a sheltered waterway.