MacMasters Beach

Macmasters Beach is an idyllic beachside suburb nestled beside Bouddi National Park on the Central Coast, Australia.  The village sits at the southern end of a 1.4 km long beach, with Copacabana Beach at the northern end.

It’s a popular getaway destination for Sydney siders – and we can easily see why.

The beach is beautiful, and the village is occupied by holiday and residential houses mainly, so you won’t find tourist facilities apart from a couple of cafes.

It’s an ideal place to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city or escape from the crowded beaches nearby.

Swim and Surf

You can swim between the flags at the beach’s southern end near the Surf Life Saving Club. Lifeguards patrol the beach from the September school holidays to April.

The Beach is sheltered from the southerly winds by a protruding headland, which can be great.

Also, Macmasters Beach is one of the best beaches on the Central Coast for children. They can swim between the flags or in the rockpool and splash around in the shallow lagoon.

It’s also a popular surfing spot. There are surf breaks for beginners and a fun right-hand point break for advanced surfers.

If you want to learn to surf, check out Central Coast Surf Academy.

The beach’s amenities include a cafe, rockpool, toilets, picnic facilities and a water refill station.

Macmasters Beach has a lovely 17-metre rockpool conveniently located beside the picnic ground and café and near the flags.

The rockpool is small but spacious enough for children to paddle around and adults to do laps in the mornings. And it’s shallow enough for preschoolers – it’s perfect for them for learning to swim.

If you’d like a bite to eat while gazing at scenic views, head to Barefoot Café above the beach. Relax in the shade underneath large trees and listen to the waves crashing to shore.

The cafe opens every day of the week including public holidays. And the bistro opens for dinner on Friday and Sunday night from 5 pm.

Macmasters Beach is a popular picnic spot because it’s one of the only ones around with shade. It’s also on a beautiful site at the foot of Bouddi National Park and above the beach and rockpool.

The coastal views are not bad either.

But be mindful the easterly wind can blow strong in the afternoon, particularly in summer.

So if you’re looking for somewhere to swim and picnic with shade, here is an ideal spot.