Where are the Best Ice Cream Venues in Nelson Bay
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As the days get hotter, the need to "go out for an ice cream" becomes stronger for all ages - particularly with families. The love for ice cream begins as a child and continues as adults. There is nothing better than seeing an elderly married couple who have been together for decades, sitting side by side looking out to the water and enjoying their ice creams with gusto. It is the simple pleasures in life that bring us all together.
Our family love visiting ice cream parlours and having a whole choice in front of us, however, the question at the top of this article doesn't have to be just
about ice creameries. Where do you love to buy a Cornetto
or a Magnum
and sit and enjoy it with a view? One of my favourite memories is sitting with my Mum and daughter at On The Bay/@-32.7120915,152.1597748,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xda026957be5ee695!8m2!3d-32.7120915!4d152.1597748 Bites on the Bay
takeaway shop at Little Beach and enjoying a Paddle Pop
while watching the pelicans. Where is your favourite place to get an ice cream around Nelson Bay? Please leave a comment at the top of this article and let us know - if you're happy to share your secret of course!
Nero's Gelato Café
is our favourite ice creamery in the Nelson Bay region - it is a winner every time. All the gelato is made on-site and the displays of the different flavours all lined up in a row look colourful, creative and make your mouth drool. The café is located right in the heart of town on Magnus Street and looks like a funky café from the front, with tables along the street and a dark, modern interior. When you walk in, the colour of the ice cream is the attraction and your eyes are immediately drawn to the two display cabinets of colour. As well as ice cream, they also sell thickshakes, milkshakes and coffee. Buy a scoop and sit outside to watch the world go by - your taste buds will be blown away by the flavour.
* Nero's Gelato Cafe does not have a website or Facebook, however see Gelato Cafe/@-32.7213933,152.1440068,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xc2dc40b7d1acc46d!8m2!3d-32.7213933!4d152.1440068 here for a Google map to find them. This venue is cash only and is open 11am - 9 pm daily.
The Marina Ice Creamery
is an ideal choice if you are down at the d'Albora Marina and want to enjoy a delicious and refreshing ice cream sitting by the water. Due to its location at the marina, the prices are a tad higher than anywhere else, however kids (and adults!) of all ages will enjoy choosing from the wide range on display and sitting by the water. They sell ice cream, sundaes, shakes, smoothies, hot drinks and pancakes. Expect a queue in summer! See here
for details and Marina Ice Creamery/@-32.719841,152.144353,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x33dbf4c8955fc824!8m2!3d-32.719841!4d152.144353 here
for a Google map.
Kiosks and Takeaway Shops
by the bays and local beaches are the best places to buy a Bubble O' Bill
or an icy-cold Calippo
and enjoy them down on the sand. You can't go past the Watch Cafe/@-32.7186659,152.1477073,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x5f81813fe4e7439c!8m2!3d-32.7186659!4d152.1477073 Dolphin Watch Cafe
in Nelson Bay, The Kiosk
at Birubi Beach or the Kiosk at Long Boat Café
at Fingal Bay for an ice cream watching the surf. Shoal Bay also has a range of takeaway options along the shopfront to take over to the water and enjoy the view. They are the perfect places to buy an ice cream after a swim, or as a destination in themselves when it gets too hot at home. An ice cream and an ocean breeze is the perfect summer combo...
Do you have a favourite place that you love to go to for an ice cream in the Nelson Bay region? If so, please leave a comment at the top of this article and share your discovery.
If you like to support local businesses, don't forget to check out the local markets for home-made ice creams and gelato. During the summer months, the popular Sacred Tree Markets
always has a refreshing ice cream stand or cold lemonade stall, to enjoy for dessert on a hot summer night. As the temperature starts to soar, it is the one thing that all ages will gravitate to when they want to cool down. Where will you be enjoying an ice cream this weekend?
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