Ettalong Beach, a hidden gem on the Central Coast of New South Wales, is a coastal paradise that offers a perfect blend of relaxation and outdoor adventure. If you're planning a family vacation or a romantic getaway, Ettalong Beach has something for everyone.

Ettalong Beach by the Numbers:

  • Ettalong Beach is just a 90-minute drive from Sydney, making it an accessible escape.
  • The pristine Ettalong Beach stretches for 1.1 kilometres along the shoreline, offering plenty of space to relax and play.
  • Ettalong Beach is surrounded by natural beauty, including Brisbane Water National Park, making it ideal for exploring the outdoors.
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1. Coastal Adventure

Ettalong's waterfront location makes it an ideal spot for aquatic adventures. Rent a kayak or paddleboard and explore the calm waters of Brisbane Water. The area is known for its stunning marine life, making it a popular spot for snorkelling and scuba diving. Why not Swim at Ettalong Beach? The water is shallow, calm and flat - perfect for families


2. Bike and Hike

Discover the beauty of the Central Coast on two wheels. Ettalong Beach is surrounded by scenic cycling routes, including the Ettalong to Umina Beach Coastal Walk, offering breathtaking ocean views. For those who prefer hiking, the Bouddi Coastal Walk in Bouddi National Park is a must-visit. With its rugged cliffs and secluded beaches, it truly is a natural wonder.

3. Family Fun

Ettalong Beach is a family-friendly destination with plenty of activities to keep kids entertained. Visit the Ettalong Diggers Club for a round of mini-golf or enjoy a family picnic at nearby Anderson Park. Don't forget to take a ride on the Ettalong Beachside Carousel-a hit with kids and adults alike.

For couples seeking a romantic escape, Ettalong Beach offers serene sunsets and cozy cafes. Stroll along the esplanade and indulge in a seafood feast at 'The Box on the Water'.


4. An Affordable Alternative

Holidaying in Ettalong this Summer is not only a budget-friendly choice but also a hassle-free. Forget dealing with the stress of airport rushes, long flights, and international travel expenses! Ettalong Beach offers a convenient and cost-effective alternative right here on the Central Coast. With its beautiful beaches, vibrant local culture, and a wide range of activities, Ettalong Beach provides all the ingredients for a fantastic Summer escape that won't break the bank or fray your nerves!

If Ettalong sounds like the place for you, it's time to plan your getaway and experience the beauty of this coastal haven. Whether you're seeking relaxation, adventure, or a bit of both, Accom Holidays has the perfect accommodation! 

With over 25 years of experience and 450+ properties, Accom Holidays takes pride in offering a wide range of holiday properties in Ettalong Beach and the surrounding Central Coast. Our properties cater to families and couples alike, ensuring a comfortable and memorable stay.

Book your stay with us today and make unforgettable memories on the Central Coast. Don't wait-paradise is just a click away!


Embarking on a car journey with children, especially during the warm summer months, can certainly be an adventure. However, with some clever preparation and engaging activities, this trip can easily turn into a delightful and exciting start to your coastal holiday. Embrace the journey as part of the fun, creating unforgettable memories with your family before you even reach the beach.

Preparation is Key: Vehicle Readiness!

Before you set out, ensure your vehicle is up to the task. It's important to check your air conditioning, coolant levels, fuel and tire pressure at least a few days before your trip. The last thing you want is a breakdown with kids in the backseat!


Packing Essentials

Pack light but smart. Essentials include:


  • Sun Protection: Sunscreen, hats, and window shades will protect your little ones from the Sun.
  • Hydration: Bring plenty of water to keep everyone hydrated.
  • Snacks: Opt for healthy, non-messy snacks like cut-up fruits, cheese cubes, and rice cakes.
  • First-Aid Kit: Always have a first-aid kit on hand for any unexpected scrapes or bites.
  • Entertainment: Books, favourite toys, and electronic devices with headphones can be lifesavers.
  • Cleaning Supplies: Wet wipes, a small trash bag, and hand sanitiser are must-haves wherever you go.
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Safety First

Ensure that child seats are properly installed and that all children are securely fastened in before departing. Brush up on the NSW child restraint laws to ensure you're in compliance.

Dress Appropriately

Dress your children in loose, light-coloured clothing. Opt for layers that can be easily adjusted with the changing temperatures throughout the day and into the evening.

On the Road: Entertainment and Games

Long drives can be challenging for kids, but with a few tricks up your sleeve, you can keep boredom at bay:

  • Traditional Car Games: Old-fashioned car games are perfect for keeping kids engaged. "I Spy," "20 Questions," and "The Number Plate Game" are great starters. You could also tailor games to the Aussie landscape - counting birds or other wildlife you might spot along the way.

  • Tech to the Rescue: Tablets and portable gaming devices can be a huge help on long drives. Before you leave, download a few child-friendly apps, games, and videos. Both iOS and Android operating systems have child-friendly settings and parental control options. Don't forget to charge the devices and consider bringing a car charger or power bank!

Audiobooks and Music: Create a family-friendly playlist with songs everyone can sing along to. Audiobooks are also fantastic for passing the time and come in handy if reading in the car causes motion sickness.

How to Get to NSW Central Coast

Getting to NSW's Central Coast by road is a scenic and straightforward drive. 

If you're starting in Sydney, you'll take the M1 Pacific Motorway and head North. The trip usually takes around an hour and a half, depending on traffic. Families may also benefit from using NorthConnex, which links the Hills M2 Motorway at West Pennant Hills with the M1 Pacific Motorway at Wahroonga.

From Newcastle, take the Pacific Highway south towards Sydney, with the journey to the Central Coast taking approximately one hour. 

Signage is clear and plentiful, making the drive to the Central Coast an easy and enjoyable part of your getaway.

Plan your Stops

Whilst 60-90 minutes from Newcastle or Sydney doesn't sound demanding, it's important to take regular breaks on any road trip, especially with children. 

Consider stopping at Mt Penang Gardens, Brisbane Water National Park, The Bulgandry Aboriginal Engravings or Gosford Edogawa Commemorative Garden to stretch your legs, use restrooms, and burn off some energy. 

Important Tip: Never leave children unattended in a car, especially in the Summer. Even with the window down, car temperatures can soar to dangerous levels quickly.

Arriving at Your Destination

Upon reaching the Central Coast, take a moment to freshen up and unwind from the drive. Acknowledge the children's good behaviour and patience during the trip. 

Visit our Accom office relevant to your property either in Ettalong, Pearl Beach, Terrigal or Avoca. Check-in time for all our properties is at 2pm. We will try to accommodate an earlier check-in if your property is ready, give our team a call on the day of your arrival.

It's now time to indulge in the natural beauty and activities the coast offers - from sparkling beaches dotted along the coast, lush hinterlands to family-friendly attractions. Congratulations you've found your perfect escape!

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Autumn Adventure Awaits!

Welcome to our Autumn seasonal update from the team at Accom Holidays!

Whether you're looking for a quiet escape or an exciting adventure, this season has something for everyone!

With warm weather and fewer crowds, it's the perfect time to enjoy the stunning beaches and coastal scenery. Plus, you'll find a variety of local fruits and vegetables at the markets and on menus in the region's many restaurants and cafes.

Explore the best events and activities on the Central Coast this Autumn:

  • Experience a culinary journey 'Flavours by the Sea' March 25th 11am-3pm along the beautiful Terrigal Foreshore.

  • Visit the 15 acre Coachwood Nursery for a breathtaking display of lush greenery and vibrant flowers.

Accom Holidays provides the perfect accommodation for a cosy mid-week getaway, a family holiday, or an extended stay for remote workers. From beachfront properties to secluded bushland retreats, we have something to suit all needs.

A selection of our beautiful holiday properties have 3-night Easter availability. Don't miss out on the opportunity to create cherished memories with your loved ones during this special time of year.

So what are you waiting for? Find your perfect escape with Accom Holidays!

Third Night is on us!

Looking for a sensational autumn getaway that won't break the bank? Book now and stay for two nights at select properties, and we'll give you a third night absolutely free! Whether you're looking for a romantic retreat or a family-friendly adventure, our luxurious accommodations and stunning natural surroundings are sure to impress.


Paws up for pet-friendly holidays!

Calling all dog owners! Bring your furry friend along for your next holiday. We've got some tail-wagging properties Colline Terrigal, Beach Break Wamberal, Vila Azul TerrigalBayview House Blue Bay and Pinetree Townhouse Terrigal. Book one of our select pet-friendly properties and receive a hamper packed with delicious dog treats and a bottle of sparkling wine. Use code DOG2023 when booking.

Still Warm, Still Great!

Autumn is the perfect time for visiting the Central Coast for outdoor activities like hiking, cycling, and exploring our sparkling beaches. Take in the warm weather, gorgeous scenery and relaxed atmosphere as you unwind with family and friends. From Terrigal to Avoca, Ettalong to Pearl Beach, Accom Holidays has the perfect property suited to your needs.


Welcome to the Winter seasonal update from the team at Accom Holidays! 

Chase the winter sun, not the winter blues! Whether you’re looking for a quiet escape or an exciting adventure, this season has something for everyone. 

Swap your snow-filled Winter with sandy beaches, sparkling waterways and warm hospitality. With mild weather, fewer crowds and vibrant local events, it’s the perfect time to enjoy all that the Central Coast has to offer.

Explore the best events and activities

Don’t miss out on our diverse selection of available properties – whether it’s a tranquil beachside haven, a roomy family residence or long term rental you’re after, we’ve got the perfect place for everyone. 

Seize the chance to create unforgettable memories! So what are you waiting for? Find your perfect escape with Accom Holidays.

Special Offers

Winter Bubbles: Enjoy a complimentary bottle of champagne, chocolates, and a late checkout.

20% Off + $50 E-Gift Card: Book and Stay at select properties until August 2023 and receive a 20% discount on the nightly tariff and a $50 E-Gift card.

Winter Warmer: Enjoy our generous treats on offer with hot chocolate, marshmallows, graham crackers for s’mores, and a bottle of wine.

Holiday with your Dog!

Your furry friends don’t have to miss out on your next adventure! Accom Holidays is here to save the day (and your pet’s wagging tail)! These selected properties will happily welcome your beloved dog to come and stay. Use the code DOG2023 and we will welcome you with selected pet treats for your dog and a bottle of sparkling wine for you on your arrival. 

Cozy Coastal Homes

During colder months, the Central Coast unveils its quieter, more intimate side. With less crowded beaches and serene bushwalks, you get the chance to truly connect with the region’s natural beauty. Enjoy the warmth of cosy cafes and local restaurants and indulge in unique local experiences, like roasting marshmallows by the fireplace in a rustic holiday home, or exploring local markets to find unique artisanal crafts.

What an incredible start to Spring, and what better time to embark on a refreshing holiday retreat? 

Here’s a glimpse of exciting family friendly activities on the Central Coast:

  • Experience the charm of the seaside town with the Ettalong Lunch Cruise, available Monday to Friday for groups of 10 or more. The package offers a return ferry from Palm Beach and a shuttle service to Ettalong Wharf.
  • Discover the Pearl Beach Arboretum Ephemeral Art Trail with captivating art installations that champion nature conservation, set within a 5.5-hectare sanctuary from September 12th – October 15th.
  • Wander through Bouddi National Park’s spectacular coastal trails. Once you arrive, you’ll have a choice of several great, scenic walks as well as opportunities for camping, cycling, swimming, fishing and whale watching.
  • Visit the renowned Avoca Beachside Markets every fourth Sunday at Heazlett Park Foreshore. Browse over 90 stalls featuring local arts, up-cycled goods and international foodstalls set to the backdrop of live local music.

Accom Holidays remains your top choice for memorable stays – whether you’re considering a mid-week rejuvenation, a family vacation, or an extended work-from-the-beach arrangement. Our portfolio ranges from pristine beachfront properties to tranquil bushland hideaways, ensuring we cater to every taste.

So what are you waiting for? Find your perfect escape with Accom Holidays!

Spring Offers

15% Off Stays & Dining Delights!

Make the most of the school holidays with a special 15% off your holiday stay in Pearl Beach! Simply book and stay with us during September/School Holidays, and apply the promo code SCHOOL15 to enjoy this fantastic discount! Plus, to commemorate the opening of Amalfi at Pearl Beach, they’re treating Accom Holidays guests to an exclusive 15% off your dining.

Holiday Perfection Awaits!

Spring on the Central Coast is a holidaymaker’s paradise. With prime whale-watching opportunities, breathtaking views, sensational weather, and an array of seasonal events, there’s no better time to book! Wander through Bouddi National Park’s coastal trails and experience the unspoiled beauty of our beaches which are ideal for picnics, sunbathing, and water sports.