Hidden Gems

A weekend on the Central Coast often conjures images of long, lazy summer days at Terrigal Beach, surfing with the family at Avoca, or even spending some time unwinding further north at The Entrance, Norah Head and beyond.

If you look a little closer, however, the Central Coast is dotted with a collection of charming, lesser-known suburbs, each with its own unique appeal. From the tranquil shores of Killcare to the serene semi-rural haven of Matcham, these hidden gems offer a lifestyle that combines the best of coastal living with the comforts of home. Join us as we chat to Cathy Baker, Principal of Belle Property Central Coast, to learn what makes these areas so special.

WHAT DO THESE SUBURBS – KILLCARE, MACMASTERS BEACH, UMINA BEACH, MATCHAM, AND FORRESTERS BEACH TO NAME A FEW – SHARE THAT MAKES THE CENTRAL COAST SUCH AN ATTRACTIVE DESTINATION FOR HOMEOWNERS AND WEEKENDERS ALIKE?
These suburbs epitomise the essence of coastal living on the Central Coast. They all offer a perfect blend of natural beauty, serene surroundings, and easy access to everything you could need. Whether it’s the pristine beaches, lush bushland, or the relaxed atmosphere, each suburb provides a haven for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life without sacrificing convenience. With Sydney only 90 minutes away, and hybrid working being the ‘new normal’ for many, these areas are appealing as both weekend getaways and a place to call home.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT EACH OF THESE SUBURBS AND THE LIFESTYLE THEY OFFER?
Killcare, the suburb I personally call home, has had my heart for as long as I’ve been on the Central Coast. With its peaceful ambiance, strong sense of community, as well as its close proximity to both the beach and Bouddi National Park, locals benefit from the perfect balance of both relaxation and adventure. Matcham’s sprawling landscapes and semi-rural setting create a sense of tranquility that’s hard to find elsewhere, while Umina Beach charms with its picturesque coastline, prime surf beach and vibrant community spirit. Forresters Beach beckons with its incredible untouched beauty and laid-back atmosphere, as well as multiple surf breaks. Macmasters Beach provides the ultimate coastal escape, too, with its world-class surfing conditions and natural wonders. Each of these suburbs has its own unique character, but what I love the most is the sense of community they all share. Despite their differences, they all share a warm and welcoming atmosphere that fosters a strong sense of belonging, both for long-time locals and those who are new to the Coast.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU OFFER TO INDIVIDUALS OR FAMILIES CONSIDERING BUYING PROPERTY IN THESE SUBURBS OR ELSEWHERE ON THE CENTRAL COAST?
My advice would be to embrace the coastal lifestyle fully. Take the time to explore each suburb, immerse yourself in the local community, and envision the kind of lifestyle you want to lead. Spend some weekends and a few holidays here to truly get to know the area. Consider proximity to shops, schools, and recreational activities, as well as the potential for growth. With its natural beauty and relaxed atmosphere, the Central Coast offers a unique opportunity for homeowners to create their own slice of paradise, and every suburb is different. Additionally, consult with Belle Property Central Coast who understands the nuances of the area and can provide valuable guidance throughout the buying process.

Contact Cathy Baker today on 0414 241 005

To learn more about what the coastal lifestyle is all about, you can visit our agents at the Belle Property Terrigal (Unit 7/6 Pine Tree Lane, Terrigal) and Killcare (4 Killcare Rd, Killcare) offices.