WAMBERAL At A Glance
An upscale suburb on the NSW Central Coast, Wamberal is known for its beautiful beach, lagoon and waterfront properties. It's Terrigal's quieter next-door neighbour, and is home to families of all shapes and sizes. Still an easy commute to Sydney, it's the perfect getaway from the grind.
The Hamptons-esque Wamberal Beach, a peaceful and picturesque stretch of sand that's great for swimming and surfing.
Lotus Café keeps locals well-caffeinated and Breakers Country Club is a good spot to drink and dine locally.
'Wamberal' is derived from an Aboriginal word meaning, where the sea breaks.
Located in the heart of the Central Coast, Wamberal is all about cruisy coastal living. For locals, life is centred on the suburb's two waterways – the beach and lagoon. Wamberal Beach is beautiful and quiet, and residents make the most of living by the sea, swimming, surfing, fishing, picnicking and relaxing whenever they can. Wamberal Lagoon, which sits just behind the northern end of the beach, is ideal for water sports and bird-watching. For the adventure -seekers, the sprawling Wyrrabalong National Park is a few minutes away, perfect for hiking and exploring on weekends.
Though it's more peaceful than its neighbours, Wamberal has all the amenities residents need within its borders. Ocean View Drive has a cluster of shops, cafés, restaurants and salons, and their beachfront setting creates the town's luxurious yet laidback vibe. There's a strong community spirit in Wamberal and it's reinforced by local institutions like the Surf Life Saving Club, Breakers Country Club and the public school.
Wamberal's holiday feel is a professional's dream, and many residents commute to Central Coast hubs and even Sydney for work via Gosford Train Station or the M1.
Wamberal is a family-friendly haven. It's also popular with professionals who travel to Sydney or other areas of the Central Coast for work. Thanks to its peaceful, laid-back lifestyle, the suburb attracts empty nesters and retirees. The community spirit is alive and well, and the locals are warm and friendly.
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Unspoilt and uncrowded, Wamberal Beach is the suburbs heart. It's patrolled and features off-leash dog areas, a rockpool, and views stretching to Terrigal Beach, Forresters Beach and the Wyrrabalong National Park. It's ideal for swimming and fishing and the area called 'The Bend' attracts surfers from all over.
Located just behind the beach, Wamberal Lagoon is the place for water sports such as stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking. The lagoon has a tranquil feel, making it a go-to for young families, while the land on either side is a sanctuary for protected birds and animals.
OCEAN VIEW DRIVE
Waterways aside, the aptly-named Ocean View Drive is buzzing with activity. Its dotted with boutiques, beauty salons, cafés and restaurants, including Point Café, a local haunt inside the Wamberal Surf Life Saving Club.
Whether it's the beachfront homes with staircases to the sand, sprawling estates or contemporary apartments, the property market is stylish and desirable. The areas near the beach and lagoon are in high demand, and Ocean View Drive, Pacific Street, Calais Road and the quieter Remembrance Drive and Longview Close are among the most coveted streets. McGee Avenue, Grove Road and Dover Road are elevated, offering stunning views of the water below.
While many of the homes feature ocean views, pools and even acreage, there are plenty of options for those who are looking for something smaller, such as an apartment or a terrace. With its leafy streets and proximity to public transport, schools and entertainment hubs without being in the thick of them, there's no wonder Wamberal's property market is thriving.