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Umina Beach

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 A long stretch of a beautiful holiday beach

At the mouth of the Brisbane Water estuary and surrounded by national parks, the Umina Beach is a long stretch of holiday beach next to a rapidly expanding resort town.

Umina Beach by Dushan and Miae, on Flickr

Umina Beach is central to impressive national parks.  

The name “umina” comes from the local aboriginal language meaning ‘place of sleep’.  And what was a relatively secluded coastal village now sits in the suburb of the same name and largest by population on the Central Coast –  home to 16,000 or so people. Easily accessible by road from the townships of Woy Woy and Gosford and since 1974, through the bridge across the Brisbane Waters entrance, the township is an ideal place for exploring the Brisbane Water National Park adjacent to it and Bouddi National Park, west across the bridge.