Patonga is a sleepy fishing village located at the southern end of the Central Coast. On entering town, to the north you will find the local boat ramp with local fishing boats anchored just of the beach. Patonga Beach is in pristine condition in every sense of the word. The beach is unpatrolled but due to the lack of swell, is a great place for families to swim, play or have a picnic. This is where you might come across the local pelican population. Don't be surprised if you see a boat beach themselves and head over the road to the Patonga Beach Hotel for a drink or pick up supplies from the general store or a meal from fish shop.You can catch a ferry to Palm Beach or do a spot of fishing from Patonga wharf.
At the southern end of the beach is Patonga Creek. This inlet is a terrific spot for young children to splash around. Follow the northern bank around to the local caravan and camping park - Patonga Camping Area. Facilities include electric bbq's, amenities block with toilets, showers & laundry, boat ramp and tennis courts for hire.
Patonga is surrounded by bush that is part of the Brisbane Waters National Park. From the northern end of the beach via a fire trail, you can reach Pearl Beach. This trip will take about 2 hours.
You will soon discover why Patonga is described as the secret jewel of the Central Coast.
Patonga Beach Hotel
6 - 8 Patonga Drive
The award winning Patonga Beach Hotel, next to the famous fish and chips shop, has a great range of boutique beers on tap. The Patonga Beach Hotel is proudly supported by Robert Oatley Wines and a must try if you like a good wine. Regular changes to this superb menu that specialises in fresh seafood from their very own fishing boat. Makes for a most enjoyable afternoon.
Patonga Camping Area