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Popular for its many lakes and coastal beaches, The Entrance sits on the ocean entrance edge of Tuggerah Lake at the end of a long peninsula. The region is known for its pristine scenery and natural beauty.
The town of The Entrance has all you need for a perfect holiday, a range of great restaurants and eateries, a whole host of accommodation types, plenty of activities and great beaches, including The Entrance Beach.
One of the very interesting attractions at The Entrance is the pelican feeding that takes places at 3.30 pm on the waterfront every day.
The Entrance Beach is good for families, there are a couple of ocean baths suitable for children as well as Tuggerah Lake, away from the surf.
The very long ocean beach of Tuggerah Beach is at The Entrance North (of the bridge), while Blue Bay, Toowoon Bay and Shelly Beach are just to the south but still in town. Shelly Beach is backed by a golf course.
Shelly, Toowon and The Entrance beaches have Surf Life Saving Clubs and are patrolled with lifeguards on weekends and busy days, perfect for swimming and surfing. Bateau Beach is further south on the bay.
You may want to sail or hire a small power boat to cruise the waters of Tuggerah Lake, both catamarans and power boats are available for hire. You may also want to explore the lake via the 12km bike track, bicycles are also available for hire.
Every year, the Tuggerah Lakes Mardi Gras Parade and Festival is one of the most celebrated festivals on the Central Coast.
Those wanting to relax with a game of golf will find the scenic golf courses of Shelly Beach and Quay West Magenta Shores ideal.
The drive from Sydney is normally quick. Take the F3 expressway from North Sydney to the turn-off for Wyong / The Entrance / Yarramalong exit. Then take Wyong Road through Tuggerah, Berkeley Vale and Killarney Vale. Turn left onto The Entrance Road till you get to town (5 mins).
To find out more about the places to visit, things to do, restaurants and more when there, visit The Entrance Visitors Centre. Located on Marine Parade, The Entrance. Phone: +61 2 4334 4213.
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