Sublime holiday hot spots: Forresters Beach
With an array of stunning places to holiday, the Central Coast has some incredible hot spots to offer. Check out these hot spots, as well as our picks for eating, shopping and exploring in Forresters Beach.
Known to locals as simply as ‘Forries’, this ruggedly beautiful beach town is quickly emerging as one of the trendiest suburbs to holiday on the Central Coast.
Offering dramatic views from the cliff tops across Wyrrabalong National Park to the waters below, Forresters Beach is the quiet alternative to Terrigal, which is conveniently just ten minutes away.
The reef breaks are popular with local and visiting surfers. The southern end of the beach is more protected (where people swim), and there are plenty of nearby walking trails for those who enjoy the great outdoors.
There are some gorgeous local cafés, or jump in the car for five or ten minutes and you will find an array of venues in nearby Terrigal and Wamberal.
Head north and visit the sleepy lighthouse town of Norah Head, the Munmorah State Recreation Area or head to The Entrance for some pelican feeding with the kids. With plenty of idyllic beach towns and nearby countryside to roam, Forresters Beach is the perfect midpoint for weekend getaways.
Holiday Houses on offer:
This ultra-contemporary residence, designed and engineered by award-winning architect Matt Thitchener, enjoys spectacular views stretching across Forresters Beach all the way to Terrigal.
With three glass-wrapped levels for living and entertaining, the home is finished with an array of premium-quality inclusions throughout including an integrated sound system, underfloor heating and decks on each level.
With enough space for families or large groups, this classic Hamptons-style home has been designed to capture beautiful ocean breezes. Set in a calm leafy setting, the location could not be better with views that look out towards an endless stretch of sparkling coastline.
The open-plan Hamptons-style kitchen connects seamlessly with a breezy living and dining space that flows to a covered deck with barbecue. French doors and an abundance of natural light give this house the edge; every room just exudes relaxation.
Eat: di Matteos café
This Modern Australian restaurant and café has some strong Italian leanings, which means one thing – great coffee.
There is also a good range of authentic pizza and pasta dishes and some fabulous Italian-style tapas. If you are on the run, the café offers a changing snack menu of toasties, breads and sweets.
Explore: Crackneck Lookout coastal walk
Stretching north for about 1.5km, The Coast walking track offers some of the most breathtaking ocean views that the Central Coast has to offer.
Arrive at Crackneck Lookout for a photo opportunity and spread out a rug on the grass or set up at one of the picnic tables. You’ll be surrounded by panoramic views of Shelly Beach, views that continue along the Central Coast past Norah Head, Tuggerah Lake and The Entrance.
Shop: Drift Home and Living
Established for over ten years, Drift is a luxe lifestyle store that showcases unique and original furniture and homewares, both local and imported.
The store’s focus is on unique, one-off pieces influenced by their coastal location. Drift have a preference for all things beautifully imperfect ‒ each piece has a patina that tells a story of its rich history.
Contact Belle Escapes on 02 4360 1717 for more information on their incredible holiday houses, or to book.