Explore Long Jetty like a localPublished on 18 Sep 2019
The lakeside town of Long Jetty has experienced a cultural rebirth in recent years and is affectionately known as the Newtown of the Central Coast. The Long Jetty strip has been revived by a group of passionate entrepreneurs with hip cafes, vintage and modern boutiques, and is home to some very talented creatives. See for yourself, explore Long Jetty like a local.
Find your Zen at Modern Organic
First stop, head to Modern Organic for a soul-nourishing breakfast. Using only local organic and ethically sourced products, whatever you choose from the delicious menu will fuel you up for the day of exploring ahead.
Modern Organic has one of the most popular yoga studios on the Central Coast. After breakfast, join a yoga class with one of the many amazing teachers who will leave you feeling stretched and at peace.
For more information, visit the Modern Organic website.
A little pick me up at The Green Tangerine
Need a pick me up after your yoga class? Head across the road to The Green Tangerine, an artisan bakery with a reputation for some of the best coffee on the strip. Grab one of their delightful pastries if you’re in need of a sweet treat.
For more information, visit The Green Tangerine.
Shop until you drop
Dotted along the Long Jetty strip, you will find a range of gorgeous boutiques offering carefully curated pieces. Long Jetty has some of the best shopping on the Central Coast.
First stop, Sadie Lou. This small boutique features beautiful casual daywear - think loose dresses and skirts in comfortable on-trend fabrics and quality knits.
For more information, visit the Sadie Lou website.
Just around the corner you will find Shadow Bang Apothecary and Supply housed in a stunning iconic A-frame. This fashion boutique and herbal dispensary supplies bespoke clothing, jewellery, organic tea, essential oils and natural face and body care.
For more information, visit the Shadow Bang website.
A little further along the strip, you won’t be able to miss Plain Janes with their striking exterior mural. Inside you will find a beautiful selection of unique quality fashion pieces, accessories, homewares, kids wear and toys.
For more information, visit the Plain Janes website.
Across the road and down a little is Lucky Surf and Supply where you will find apparel and supplies for the modern-day surfer. Once you have arrived instore, you can also grab a coffee and a quick bite to keep the hunger at bay until lunch.
For more information, visit the Lucky Surf and Supply website.
Pose by the Long Jetty Mural for an Insta-worthy photo
After you have finished boutique hopping, head to the ‘Welcome to Long Jetty’ mural for an insta-worthy photo opportunity. On the corner of Central Coast Highway and Thompson Street, this vibrant artwork was collectively created by Dan Coy, Brent Smith and Nathan Pickering and is iconic to Long Jetty.
Chill out for lunch at The Glass Onion Society
No doubt you have worked up an appetite by now and The Glass Onion Society is the perfect lunch spot. The laid-back vintage styling is a welcoming space with a creative vibe. The menu is considered to be outstanding with a large range of gluten-free and vegan options. This local favourite will leave you wanting to return to Long Jetty sooner rather than later.
For more information, visit The Glass Onion Society website.
Visit the Grant Molony Gallery
Grant Molony is a talented Central Coast artist who draws inspiration from the natural environment and his unique pieces often feature portraits and wildlife. Grant’s artistic style spills ink on a range of bases including canvas, paper and wood.
For more information, visit the Grant Molony website.
Watch the sunset from the ‘Long Jetty’
No visit to Long Jetty is complete without a walk out along the longest of three jetties to experience a sensational sunset. Literally known as the Long Jetty, the jetty is 351 metres long so be prepared for a 700-metre round trip. You will find the Long jetty located at the end of Archbold Road.
Head to The Savoy for dinner and drinks
Housed in an old cinema that first opened its doors in the 1950’s and remained dormant for 40 years, The Savoy was recently reborn into an exciting entertainment establishment. The styling is stunning and remains true to the building’s history of its era.
The cinema has been lovingly restored with classic movie screenings each Wednesday evening, live music each Thursday evening and DJ’s across the weekend.
For more information, visit The Savoy website.
Wake up beachside at Toowoon Bay Holiday Park
Just a short drive from Long Jetty will take you to Toowoon Bay Holiday Park, conveniently located between Toowoon Bay and Shelly Beach where there is a range of cabin and camping options available. This holiday park features some great facilities including a resort style swimming pool, playground, jumping pillow, free Wi-Fi, Foxtel in the cabins and has pet-friendly sites.
For more information, visit the Toowoon Bay Holiday Park website.
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