Toowoon Bay

Toowoon Bay

New South Wales, Central Coast

One of the most sheltered surf spots in the region, here you'll find protection from big swells and south winds. When the sand builds up in the middle of the beach, this is a great spot for kids and beginners with big boards wanting to practise catching soft green waves and turning. On most days the surf is flat here, so it is also an excellent place to take the kids for a swim or get them used to paddling on their boards.

Wave Type
On the common small to flat surf days here, and if a shallow sandbar is not present, waves tend to dump right on the shore. When sand does build up, mellow rights and lefts break softly over the inside sandbar close to shore towards the middle of the beach - epic for learning to catch small green waves.

Don't be tempted to catch the waves breaking at either end of the beach, as they break over shallow reef and be aware of the rip that can form towards the middle of the beach when the surf is big.

When the surf is flat here, there are many beaches to the north and south where you'll find bigger, more challenging waves frequented by experienced surfers.
Good Wind Direction
Best on South to North West winds.

Good Swell Direction For Fun Beginner Waves
Moderate North East to South East and big South swells.

- Rocks
- Rip Currents
- Marine life

Have fun surfing Toowoon Bay by practising surfing etiquette and surf safety.

The car park is located at the middle of the beach next to the surf club.

Lifeguard Patrolled
Patrolled from September until the end of the Easter school holidays - always swim between the red and yellow flags.

Beginners & kids are best to surf at beaches when Lifeguards are on patrol or with a friend who has decades of surfing experience.

Located at the surf club.

Closest Shops
There's a kiosk at the surf club and a café on the road that heads to The Entrance where a wide range of food options and shops are located.

Photos of Toowoon Bay

Toowoon Bay
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe


Moderate south swell, no wind day sees small spilling waves reform and break over the middle sandbar close to shore.
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe


Beginners should avoid attempting to surf the offshore reefs where the shifting peaks break over rock a long way from shore.
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe


More on Surfing the Central Coast


Central NSW Surf & Weather Report

Central Coast Overview

Surf Lessons


Nearby Surf Spots for Beginners & Kids


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