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Copacabana Beach, Central Coast NSW

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Published December 13th 2010
For those of you who thought you had to go all the way to Brazil to have a good time in Copacabana beach, you were mistaken.

Copacabana beach is just and hours drive north of Sydney and a wonderful destination for a relaxed time out. Copacabana beach is located near Avoca beach on the Central coast of NSW. The beach is situated at the northern end of Macmasters Beach, and the two beaches are divided by Cochrone Lagoon. The northern headland of Copacabana beach is Tudibaring Point.

Copacabana is famous for its surf and swim in the rough waves. The swimmers and generally advised to swim between the flags and there is a rock pool for children to swim. Plenty of beach accommodation is available with access to shops and restaurants and panoramic views from holiday homes. The beach surrounds has access to eucalypt bushlands that is home to colourful parrots and other birds.

The beach side has a host of restaurants serving good food and is a wonderful location for enjoying a good view and dinner while the sun sets. Captain Cook Lookout overlooks this pretty beach and provides magnificent views of the NSW coastline. To reach the lookout follow the path from Del Monte Place which leads up the steep headland known as First Point. A signposted side road leads to the carpark for the Captain Cook Lookout.

The high vantage points of this beach offers amazing whale viewing platforms. During the winter months between late May and early August, the Humpback Whale can sometimes be seen migrating to the warmer waters of the Central Coast region. The whales often come quite close to the coastline due to the northerly currents at this time of year.

The area is also famous for the Copa Craft Market which is held adjacent to surf club on the 3rd Sunday of every month.

With loads of holiday ideas to choose from including surfing, swimming, whale watching and bushwalking in nearby Bouddi National park, Copacabana is surely an interesting holiday destination.
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Why? Central coast's popular vacation destination
When: Anytime when the weather is good
Where: Copacabana beach, Central coast, NSW
Cost: Free
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