Beach Cove Belmore Basin

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AussieRicho1
Wollongong, Australia1,753 contributions
Friends
Great day for a fish and chip meal with my Dad. Lucky to get parking close to the basin on such a glorious day. Always plenty of activity with families all having a great time. Very good afternoon.
Written March 6, 2021
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Michael_edn
Wollongong, Australia159 contributions
Family
Beach Cove, Belmore basin is a great place to visit in Wollongong, particularly if you like beaches and beach activity. It is located on a small beach in Wollongong Harbor. The two main surfing beaches in Wollongong are immediately north and south of Belmore Basin and accessible by easy walking/jogging/ bike tracks. Beach Cove itself offers great a paddling beach and is also suitable for paddle boards or kayaks. There is an endless variety of things to do in the immediate vicinity. 2 patrolled beaches, lots of eateries from basic to fine dining, swimming pool, scenic walks to Flagstaff Hill and Wollongong's two light houses and Wollongong Harbour and breakwater (fishing charters etc). For the more adventurous 'Skydive the Beach' is a 10 minute walk away. Accommodation is 5 minutes away.
Obviously summer is the best time to visit, but the scenic walks are still good in winter.
The area is also a safe area to walk about at night with well light walking paths.
The area is also served by the Wollongong Free Shuttle Bus which is an excellent service linking you to many areas of Wollongong. (Bus stop right at Belmore Basin).
Belmore Basin is also the start point for a 14 km bike track, which follows the beaches north to Sandon Point.
The area also has specialty events like fireworks displays on major holidays like New Years Eve,
This really a great 'one stop shop' for all types of holiday makers.
Written January 4, 2017
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James H
Booval, Australia150 contributions
The Beach Cove, at Belmore Basin is a great place for families, especially on a hot day. Nice and close to take aways for ice cream and chips. Watch out for those sea gulls!!!
Written October 27, 2019
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sparky268
Childers, Australia374 contributions
Family
Nice playground for the kids, small fcalm sand beachfron. There's a great little cafe for a quick snack and a couple of lovely restaurants close by. Parking can be a busy. Everything you need as a day tripper..
Written January 13, 2017
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Anita T
Forster, Australia11,695 contributions
We were spending a couple of days in Wollongong and so the first place we went to look at was Belmore Basin. We managed to get a park up near the lighthouse and had a walk around. The views over the basin are just wonderful. Unfortunately, the day we visited there had been a fuel leakage which closed the beach, not that it kept too many from having a swim or paddle.
There are quite a few restaurants in the area, we had a lovely lunch of fish and chips at one of them while watching all the people passing by. There is a fabulous shady kids playground which was really being used. The shade trees are lovely so it would be a really nice place to bring a picnic rug to and just relax.
Written January 27, 2020
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CodyMav
Gold Coast, Australia27,708 contributions
Parks, swimming pools, beaches, lighthouse, memorials, structured walks, boating..... its a lot to enjoy in one location
Written December 27, 2019
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AussieRicho1
Wollongong, Australia1,753 contributions
Its spring time 2019 and not many better things to do than have a picnic lunch in the basin area. Close to the kids play area enables you to watch and enjoy all the kids antics against a backdrop of a beautiful coastal area. Great facilities and there is just so much to appreciate. The council have spent well in making this a top class place to hang out.
Written September 14, 2019
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Madshus
Canberra, Australia1,291 contributions
There is a lot going on in this area. There's the beauty of the basin itself with its boats and old lighthouse. There are the massive concrete blocks at the distant end of it protecting the basin from the surging sea beyond. There is the convict and Italian immigrant history of the basin. There's the fish coop - does it still function? There's the park at the other end where people launch off into the water with their paddle boards.
But for all that, I recommend you simply buy an ice cream, or fish and chips, in that park, and simply enjoy the view and activity of the place.
Written September 1, 2019
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Skeney57
Sydney, Australia21,375 contributions
Family
Nice & scenic with some grass, shade , some food choices & a Cycleway/Walkway and a sheltered basin , great for parking your boat but the water quality ? Not too sure about going in for a dip ? I think the signs are there for a reason, SUP would be fine, just don't fall off ! North Gong beach is not too far away & a lot better choice I think ?
Written April 23, 2019
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dmalbulli
Bulli, Australia101 contributions
Family
Belmore Basin is a nice safe area for swimming especially for kids. The parking is limited, but that keeps the numbers down. Nice pathways to North Gong beach and plenty of cafes around.
Written April 2, 2019
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