Fun in the sun
Copacabana beach is one of the Central Coast’s most breathtakingly beautiful and serene beaches. It’s a patrolled beach perfect for swimming and with a rock pool that will provide countless hours of fun for the young ones. Also recognised as a popular surfing spot, the waves off the point are great for experience and learners surfers alike.
Copacabana also features a large lagoon located on the south side of the beach and is a perfect spot for kayaking or some snorkelling where you can check out the local marine life. You can also do a spot of beach fishing and catch some local bream and whiting, or for a guaranteed catch you can hop aboard a Deep Sea Fishing Charter that disembarks from the area.
For nature loves there is plenty on offer. The eucalyptus bushlands that surrounds Copacabana is home to many colourful parrots and other native birds. There are also bushwalking trials to explore in the nearby Bouddi National park or pack a picnic and just take in the tranquility of the area.
During the winter months between late May and early August, Humpback Whales can sometimes be seen migrating to the warmer waters of the Central Coast region. The whales often come quite close to the coastline due to the northerly currents during the winter months and can be viewed from the high vantage points.
On the 4th Sunday of every month (9am - 2pm)nearby Avoca holds beachside markets. Expect to find a showcase of local talent featuring everything from original art and crafts, clothing, homewares, jewellery and skincare.
It’s the ideal place to browse, find the perfect gift or accessory, sample international food, listen to the local muscians or just sit back and enjoy the lively vibe and beach views.
Get the best view in the house and wander up to the Captain Cook Lookout which provides magnificent views of the NSW coastline with excellent views north to the Skillion at Terrigal and south beyond Macmasters Beach.
To reach the lookout follow the path from Del Monte Place which leads up the steep headland known as First Point, a signposted side road leads to the carpark for the Captain Cook Lookout.