Complete with shade trees and a natural spring, the Bateau Bay Beach is one of the more picturesque ocean playgrounds on the
. It is also a popular fishing spot where anglers can test their skills both off the beach and from the rocks which line the northern headland between the bay and Shelly Beach.
There is a shopping centre within walking distance of the beach, and you can enjoy a scenic picnic lunch at the Crackneck Point Lookout or throw a steak on the barbie at Bruce Burgis Park.
Bateau Bay is a short drive from The Entrance and is within an hour of most of the Central Coast’s myriad natural and man-made attractions.
Much of the Bateau Bay area is dominated by the southern, 140ha section of Wyrabalong National Park. A distinctive foreshore feature of the park's coastal cliffs are extensive rock platforms which are perfect bases for rock fishing or low tide exploration.
The park is a haven for marine, bird and native wildlife which include goannas, bandicoots, fantails and the tawny frogmouth.