LifestyleSo close to Sydney, yet a whole lifestyle away, this beautiful beachside locale is coming of age.
Umina Beach, is nestled on a natural peninsula just over 1 hours drive north of Sydney. Despite having a name that translates to “sleepy town” in Aboriginal, it boasts the biggest population on the Central Coast.
What you’ll find when you arrive in this beachside community, is a whole lot of fun, sun and sand, plus good old fashioned community feel. The people are friendly, the pace is laid back, and no two days ever have to be the same.
Here, you can bushwalking in the stunning natural surrounds, hang ten surfing at beaches that are simply superb, or fish, sail or waterski in the sparkling waters to your heart’s content. And when you do have to drag yourself away to work, a train ride is a smooth 40 minutes to Hornsby or 1.5 hours to Sydney.
Shopping at Umina Beach has a relaxed village vibe with everything to keep you stocked up nicely. There’s a Woolworths, Coles and Aldi supermarkets, speciality stores, a bunch of lovely beachside cafes and restaurants, and an upmarket Surf Club for quick tasty snacks.
Art lovers will love the movie theatre at nearby Ettalong Beach where each cinema is uniquely decorated in art deco, starlight, Italian or Mediterranean themes.
Local kids are well looked after at either Umina Public School or Brisbane Water Secondary College and the large family recreational family park with BBQ facilities is a popular spot to let loose on the weekends.
And romantics at heart won’t be able to resist the Palm Beach Ferry Service that takes you on one of the most picturesque water journeys in the world.
Umina Beach is the perfect waterland haven for families and couples.
PeopleUmina Beach appeals to families and couples who love to be close to the surf and savour the slower pace.
It’s popular with young families and first home buyers, who have the option to still travel to work on northern suburbs of Sydney; retirees who enjoy the quiet village atmosphere; and locals who have no desire to leave the home they love.
HomesReal estate is on the rise in this popular beach town. There are still some bargains to be found, but you’ll need to be quick as this area is growing in leaps and bounds.
Everything from little beach cottages needing some crafty DIY, right through to stunning modern homes with sleek clean lines are waiting to be snapped up.
Transport> Umina Beach is well serviced by regular bus services (Busways) with connections to Woy Woy Rail Station and Gosford.
> The town centre is easily accessed with an efficient grid system of connecting roads with primary access from Ocean Beach Road, West Street and Barrenjoey Road.
> Substantial car parking facilities adjacent to the town centre contribute to its success as a retail hub.
Schools> Umina Public School maintains a quality learning focus with school structures, staffing and organisation supporting literacy, numeracy and technology
> Brisbane Water Secondary College Umina Campus is a dynamic comprehensive, coeducational, 7-9 high school
Shopping/Restaurants> The ever improving Umina Beach has secured some of the biggest brands in the Country such as Coles, Woolworths, Aldi, Bunnings and McDonalds, but it still maintains that beachside village feel.
Recreational Facilities> Umina's long sandy beach is one of Central Coast 's most popular beaches for families, ideal for swimming and surfing
> Nearby Ettalong beach has the Seaside Village Market, Movie Theatre, park and ferry to take you to Wagstaff and Palm Beach