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Enjoy holiday homes to rent in Ettalong Beach

A suburb of the New South Wales central coast region, Ettalong Beach is located on Brisbane Water where it joins with Broken Bay. It’s a place where you can enjoy outstanding surfing and water sports or romantic walks along a serene beach at sunset, and you’ll never lack for things to do. The region always has something going on, from day trips to adventures right outside your door that are great for honeymoons, family holidays or any other kind of travel. The adventure of a lifetime awaits just outside Ettalong Beach holiday homes to rent.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Ettalong Beach

Do you want to discover things to do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Ettalong Beach a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Palm Beach Golf Club (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • The Entertainment Grounds (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Gosford Golf Course (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Australian Reptile Park (7.5 mi / 12 km)
  • Breakers Country Club (8.3 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Avalon Golf Course (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Ettalong Beach

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, February, January, March and December are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 25°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Ettalong Beach

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Ettalong Beach is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Pretty Beach Park (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Putty Beach (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Pelican Island Nature Reserve (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Bouddi National Park (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Governor Phillip Park (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Copacabana Beach (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Ettalong Beach

Fly into Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.), the closest airport, located 30.8 mi (49.5 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

How to get around Ettalong Beach

Your transportation options to and around Ettalong Beach holiday rentals are many. You can fly into Sydney and then catch a train, bus, ferry or taxi. Within the city itself, bus service is regular and reliable. Many people who want to take day trips or have the freedom to get around on their own choose a car hire. Within the many national parks nearby, hiking and biking are preferred means of travel. Regardless of which method you choose, there are plenty of ways to see the sights around Ettalong Beach.

Food & drink 

Enjoy the food and drink near Ettalong Beach holiday rentals

The New South Wales region is famed for its rock oysters, prepared in any number of ways, and you absolutely must try them while in the area. Fish is a staple of the local diet, in particular snapper, yellowfin tuna, red mullet and barramundi, which are amazing when caught fresh. The region has an outstanding wine scene, which is renowned for its Shiraz and Semillon vintages. Finally, the craft beer scene is strong around the region, particularly in the form of locally brewed ales and porters that pair perfectly with local seafood.

Essential info

What to know about Ettalong Beach holiday homes

Ettalong Beach is home to around 5,000 people, though numbers swell by tens of thousands during the holiday season as visitors fill area holiday homes. Nearly 77 percent of the residents here were born in Australia, and the most common language is Australian English. Ettalong Beach features a retail centre that is very walkable, and its primary economy is driven by travel, with beach clubs, resorts and hotels being the largest employers in the town. It’s known for its annual Water Oyster Festival in November, which brings 20,000 people to the town and celebrates the local oyster industry.

Where to stay near Ettalong Beach?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,637 holiday rentals near Ettalong Beach. From 1,196 Houses to 282 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Ettalong Beach is on HomeAway.

Can I rent Houses in Ettalong Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,196 Houses in Ettalong Beach. Our other popular types of Ettalong Beach holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 282 holiday houses
  • Villas: 32 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 47 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Ettalong Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 390 holiday homes with pool available in Ettalong Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.