Avoca Beach – Part 1

Monday 6 to Tuesday 7 March 2023


A FaceTime chat with Zoë and Tim was a lovely way to start the day 😊

Then I sat in bed with a cup of tea and enjoyed listening to the bird song – very exotic compared to that in the UK!

View from Anita’s balcony

After breakfast we set out to explore some of the Central Coast.

The Central Coast of New South Wales lies on the Pacific Ocean north of Sydney. Avoca Beach is known for its beach and surfing. A saltwater lake, Brisbane Water, lies behind the coast and feeds into the ocean.

We headed south and our first stop was the Captain Cook Lookout for beautiful views of the ocean.

Copy of entry to Captain Cook’s ship’s log

Then on to Copacabana Beach and MacMasters Beach.

Marie Byles Lookout at Killcare, looking over towards Sydney

We stopped for lunch at Hardy’s Bay on Brisbane Water. It was 39C.

Thirsty bird!
Brisbane Water at Hardy’s Bay

We visited the Erina Fair Shopping Centre before returning to Anita’s house.

In the evening we watched several episodes of Clarkson’s Farm 2, which was fun.

I’m loving the opportunity to explore this beautiful area.


Today we went north on the Central Coast. We drove to Terrigal, walked along the boardwalk and had a coffee in a waterfront cafe.

Then on to Bateau Bay in the Wyrrabalong National Park.

We passed The Entrance, Tuggerah Lake and carried on to Norah Head lighthouse….

… and down the steps to the rocky beach.

After lunch nearby we drove back to Avoca.

In the late afternoon we went to the Avoca Beach Theatre to watch the film Women Talking, which we both found very thought provoking.

We had a choc top icecream before watching the film. Rum & raisin for me this time.

Pre-cinema icecream with rabbit looking on

We went for dinner at the Avoca Surf Life Saving Club, then back to watch two more episodes of Clarkson’s Farm 2.

Avoca Beach at sundown

This area is really stunning. Another lovely day!

2 thoughts on “Avoca Beach – Part 1

  1. I recognise a lot of those places – so glad you & Anita have had such a lovely time together. It really is a stunning part of the world ❤


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