Terrigal Beach
Terrigal Beach
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Dorota B
Maitland, Australia10 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Couples
We visited Terrigal for a weekend. The beach is nice enough during the day, pretty quiet, not too many waves, some markets were on too. Nice to have a coffee at the waterfront or stroll along the beach - which is why after a Saturday night dinner we though it would be a good idea to walk back to our apartment on the beach. It was 8:30pm and the beach was FULL of juveniles completely off their faces, their behaviour indicating more than booze. They would not have been more than 15yo and there was, I kid you not, at least 50 of them. We saw a couple of young girls vomiting, another girl was trying to talk to us while being barely able to put a sentence together. All within 100m from the shopfronts, restaurants and families with small kids walking around. A truly bizarre experience.
Written November 8, 2020
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Joy K
23 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
There's an easy-to-miss sign just near the surf club warning you not to swim here after heavy rains. The beach experiences high levels of faecal contamination during such times. Ergh!!!
The problem is the massive overdevelopment of the suburb, including some illegal plumbing hacks that have included toilets connected to storm water. Council continues to investigate. Don't swim here if you value your health.
Written February 26, 2023
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Kath K
Sunshine Coast, Australia130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Nice beach. And plenty of cool cafes and restaurants to choose from. We visited on a Saturday and there were really cool markets to browse on the beachfront. Followed up by an awesome eggs benny at Bellyfish Cafe (see review). Can't wait to return.
Written January 31, 2020
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Anita T
Forster, Australia11,760 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Couples
Live going to Terrigal Beach. It is always a hive of activity. We were there in the morning and there were people training on surf skis and the very interesting outriggers. They were getting a really great ride in a relative small wave.
There is a cafe at the surf club and the views from the beach are lovely.
Opposite the beach there is shopping centre with lots of cafes and restaurants. Something for everyone!
Written June 23, 2020
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Marama30
Sydney, Australia115 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Friends
Terrigal is a great place to visit. Although it is only a short drive from Sydney, it immediately feels like you are on holiday. The beach is beautiful, great for walks and is family friendly. There is a wide selection of cafes and restaurants that offer lovely food with friendly staff.
Written January 9, 2021
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Kris R
Melbourne, Australia376 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Beach was not clean and very bad smell. Evening walk in the pedestrian is fine but the walk in beach area is not clean. Lots of plastic and liquor bottle waste in the beach shore .... There are common place where you can use sports equipment in the park ... Kids can play near pedestrian walk area but not in the beach shore.
Written March 9, 2020
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Loki
Terrigal, Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Friends
Love the vibe of the whole town. Friendly community embracing tourists, great retail strip too!
Clean sand..
Many Bars and restaurants to choose from.. a favourite being Rhondas with its Wood-fired pizzas.
Written October 21, 2020
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Kufunda
Harare, Zimbabwe356 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
Took the walk along the cliff tops and the sea views stretching to the horizon were spectacular! So much happening near the shore- snorkeling, scuba diving, swimmers, fishermen, others boating., dog walkers. Very pleasant walks along the beach. Exciting place for family outings and picnics.
Written January 9, 2021
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Francesco Lilley
Sydney, Australia11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
I stayed at the Crown Plaza Hotel in a high room. The views of the Terrigal beach are breathtaking. The most peaceful, relaxing and wonderful place to stay and relax, Terrigal Beach and Crown Plaza Hotel!
Written March 28, 2021
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Graham S
Tewantin, Australia4,427 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
The Skillion is the significant headland easily noticed from around Terrigal.
The park at the foot of the Skillion completes a bay at the eastern end of the beach & main commercial area of Terrigal Shops.
There is a board walk that starts - or better still ends at the waters edge here.
Visit the Rugby Club sitting beside this fantastic location.

TROJANS RESTAURANT & BAR is now a great chill-out spot for drinks with a view, or better still a terrific meal.
Trojans is a departure from 'typical' club atmosphere & food quality. I visited the weekend it was reopening its restaurant following the renovations. Still some bugs to be ironed out but even then the food we all agreed was vey very good.
Limited bar at that moment but inexpensive beer & wines.
Written January 2, 2021
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