Pearl Beach, NSW
Pearl Beach is the perfect quiet getaway for those who love to swim, go bushwalking, try rock fishing and relax with a coffee by the beach. Just 90 minutes drive north from Sydney, Pearl Beach still retains a sense of peace and seclusion away from its busy neighbourhood on the Central Coast.
- Pearl Beach is a secluded but popular swimming beach
- Surrounded by the bushland of Brisbane Waters National Park
The small village, with just a few shops, cafes and houses tucked into the bush, is popular because of its bushland setting – Brisbane Waters National Park is nearby – and the beautiful sweep of surfing beach.
The beach is a great spot for families, with calm waters and a playground for children. It’s also perfect for a romantic picnic, with plenty of secluded spots to lay out a blanket and enjoy the view. Dogs are permitted to run free in the northern section of the beach, which is located on the other side of the swimming area and shops.
The Pearl Beach Rock Pool is located at the southern end of the beach and is a popular spot for swimming and sunbathing. The ocean pool is surrounded by rocks and is fed by the ocean, making it a great place to enjoy a refreshing swim while still being protected from the waves.
A native flora sanctuary behind the beach has grassed areas, wetlands and thickets of rainforest with easy walking trails to follow. Pearl Beach also has some great spots for viewing out across Broken Bay to Palm Beach, Lion Island and Kuringai Chase National Park.
A popular attraction is the Patonga to Pearl Beach Coastal Walk. This scenic hike takes you through bushland, along the beach, and over rocky headlands, offering breathtaking views of the coast and the Hawkesbury River. The trail is well-marked and easy to follow, making it a great option for all fitness levels.
For a taste of local flavour, be sure to visit one of the cafes or restaurants in Pearl Beach, such as Pearls on the Beach, and Ruby’s Cafe. The village is home to several excellent seafood restaurants, where you can enjoy fresh local seafood caught by the local fisherman.
Nearest Airport: Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot
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- Bush Walking
- Wind Surfing
- National Park