A Soothing Dose of Vitamin Sea – Killcare Beach, Central Coast NSW.

Australia has the best beaches in the World!

That’s a big statement, I know and no doubt it will generate a smidgen of argument and dissent from other beach-endowed countries, or more likely, their residents.

Killcare Beach on the New South Wales Central Coast is but one small example of our beachy bounty.

Pull off your shoes and socks, and roll up your trousers, it’s time for a glorious seaside stroll…

Killcare Beach is one of the many pristine beaches found near and in the Bouddi National Park. The beach connects to the spectacular Bouddi Coastal Walk and while you are in the region, if your timing is right, you could check out the Five Lands Walk which links five villages in this region and celebrates Darkinjung Country. You can only imagine how tempting that is for a walker like me.

It was a stunningly beautiful day for a walk. The sun was shining benignly although I was glad I had thrown my hat into my bag. Walking with friends along the sand, sometimes there was more talking than walking and we made sure to stop regularly to admire the views.

There is something about the white noise of the waves that gets me every time. Somehow the rhythmic sounds disrupt the mental whirl and runs interference to my constant mental chatter, allowing both body and soul to just ‘be’.

Maybe the physical impact of the ocean is even more pronounced for me as I live so far from the coast. When I do finally get to the sea, it’s like all my senses are switched on at once:

  • The sound of the water and birdlife
  • The smell of the tangy, salty air
  • The endless water views that stretch to the horizon, and up and over various headlands and cliffs
  • The feel of the grainy crunch of the sand under and between my toes, and
  • The taste of super-salted water if I happen to get a mouthful when I am dunked by a wave.

The beach is one of the most inclusive spaces to be found. Everyone comes to the beach for their own reason or purpose and takes away different things too. We observed a group of people standing respectfully in a circle around a small, smoking fire. A man was speaking and feeding green gum leaves into the fire, creating even more smoke. Perhaps they were local indigenous people saying goodbye to someone? We didn’t want to intrude.

Our stroll took us to the end of the beach and up, over a weathered headland. Not as gentle on bare feet, but just as visually pleasing with multilayered and multicoloured, eroded rocks.

Who needs lots of words when the views are this good?

The Basics

What: Killcare beach only has one patrolled swimming area at the very southern end. Surf lifesavers are on duty on weekends.

Where: Killcare Beach can be found approximately 21km South of the city of Gosford and 95km North East of Sydney. You can actually see Sydney’s coastal suburbs from the beach.

When: Anytime is a great time for a stroll on the sand.

Why: No reason required.

Killcare Beach, Central Coast NSW
No words required

How: The quickest way to get to the beach is by car. The area is serviced by a public bus network which may be slow, but it will be scenic.

Who: Mid-week this beach was popular with locals. Swimmers of all ages were enjoying an early Autumn dip and a group of dejected-looking students, complete with fully-loaded backpacks, were making hard work of the sand.

Related Posts: Killcare beach not enough for you? Then try out Tuncurry beach.

Related Blogs: For tonnes of Aussie travel and beach inspiration, follow the adventure of this nomadic couple doing the ‘big lap’ of Australia.

Read About it: For an enjoyable and thought-provoking novel about long-standing friendships between older women, and set on the NSW Central Coast, grab a copy of Charlotte Wood’s The Weekend. Available from Book Depository.

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24 thoughts on “A Soothing Dose of Vitamin Sea – Killcare Beach, Central Coast NSW.

  1. This beach is so amazing..saw these birds are so beautiful. Anita

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    1. Yes, it is gorgeous and I could do with a bit of beach today, but I will have to make do with my photo memories. Enjoy your day too. Mel

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  2. Huge thankyou for the share, we adored soaking up this part of Aus as much as you. Love what you do, keep it up ☺️

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    1. That’s my pleasure. I am very envious of your travels. Happy trails to you both… Mel


  3. An absolutely beautiful beach Mel. And your word’s were definitely filled with the joy you felt there. Would have been a perfect post for my happiness prompt a couple of weeks ago. Gorgeous images too. I’m mesmerized by the circular formation. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. That’s my pleasure. I am so glad to hear it brought you happiness too. Enjoy your day. Mel

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  4. You’ve sold me! I’ll not even argue about demerits. Beam me up Scottie- I’m on my way, Mel!


  5. I’ll agree with you that Australia has some of the world’s best beaches and definitely some of the longest. And I do envy you your magnificent boardwalks. There is nothing better than a walk on a beach to reset the mind.

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    1. Agreed. We are blessed. Have a good day, Mel

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    1. Yes, I really enjoy her writing. Sometimes it is a bit raw, but it is always honest. Happy reading. Mel

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  6. These beaches do look beautiful and inviting. But I’ll leave it to you to defend your “best in the World” statement from what are likely hoards of other beach lovers elsewhere around the Globe! 😉

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    1. Luckily there are plenty of beaches to share with everyone.


  7. So soothing and beautiful 🙂

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    1. All those waves wash the cares away. Have a good day. Mel


  8. If I tried to challenge your claim about Australia having the best beaches in the world, I wouldn’t have a leg to stand on. In fact, I’ll go ahead and say you’re right (even though I haven’t been there . . . yet). 🙂

    Living so far from the ocean, though? This middle-of-the-continent dweller will challenge that one. I basically live in the Uluru of North America. You can’t get much farther from the ocean than where I live – haha. 😉


    1. So, that must mean you live in the very heart of the USA?? You have to look for the positives! 🙂

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  9. I’m not well versed on the world’s beaches, but I can see how you could make a strong argument for Australia having the best ones! This is gorgeous!


  10. I won’t argue with you over the beach issue as I’ve only visited Sydney and its environs, Cairns, The Gold Coast, Melbourne and Brisbane, but they were enough to convince me that you’ve got the best life in the world. If we had been younger when we first visited, we would have emigrated there without a doubt. I’ve loved walking with you along your beaches which seem so wild. I actually live n a beach town and am surrounded by water (it’s an island) but it seems so tame compared with those in Australia. So yes, I do envy you.


  11. A beautiful part of the coast for sure, I love the ruggedness of the cliffs. I haven’t been to Australia in many, many years so I can’t compare them. Maggie

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    1. Sounds like you might be due for a return trip! I can recommend some great hikes or bike rides. 🙂


    1. They are, but they are getting a bit chilly now… 🙂


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