Wamberal Beach Information
Wamberal Beach Information
The township of Wamberal is the next suburb north from Terrigal. About 7,000 residents live along Wamberal beach. These are mostly in medium to high density dwellings but there are more bushland areas to the west.
Most of the local housing is impressive and, similar to the adjacent Forresters Beach, is set-back from the coastal vegetation protecting the dunes. However the dunes are broken by sandy paths which provide access to the beach.
The Wamberal Beach Surf Club, situated near the centre, is striking because it has a very attractive design and color consistent with adjacent surf clubs. Members patrol the beach during the swimming season. Above the Surf Club is an excellent restaurant with good food and wide views.
THINGS TO DO
Wamberal beach is enticing because it is usually uncrowded (compared to Terrigal) and protected by the local SLSC. This will surely occupy most of your holiday time.
There are many nearby areas of interest for those keen on exploring.
For example nearby is the Wamberal lagoon which is great for fishing, canoeing and swimming. It is easily accessible, child friendly, and close to the Surf Club and usually warm but is short on facilities.
Another option is to take a short drive up the coast to Shelley Beach, Toowoon Bay and “The Entrance” area. Southward, it is a very short drive to Terrigal and then on to the Avoca / Macmasters beach area.
There are many large surrounding nature reserves surrounding the Wamberal Beach area. The best known is the Bouddi National Park near Macmaster and Killcare beaches where you can enjoy exploring a plethora of walking trails.
The extensive beachfronts provide access to fishing. You can sail or fish in the expansive waterways associated with Brisbane Waters, the coastal lagoons and the Tuggerah and Budgewoi Lakes.
Care for a round of golf? The Breakers Country 9 Hole Club is almost adjacent to Wamberal Beach. Shelley beach to the north is an excellent choice for golf but sometimes busy. Other courses include the 18 hole course at Gosford or an excellent course at Kooindah Waters. A stop at “The Springs” on the way up from or back to the city can be handy (take some extra balls). Another magnificent and challenging course (in this instance you may need a bucket of spare balls) is Magenta Shores just north of The Entrance.
DINING AROUND WAMBERAL BEACH
Cheap and fine dining sites saturate the Wamberal Beach area. Restaurants at the Breakers Country Club and the Wamberal Surf Club are worth a try. Other local restaurants include the Sapa Modern Vietnamese, the Suq (shared plates of African, Mediterranean and Middle East food), and Darrons Seafood restaurants. Many other restaurants are available in nearby Terrigal.