Ever longed for that old fashioned village style life where kids are free to roam, cycling is safe and fume-free, where you actually get a smile and a good morning as you walk the streets? Well here tis. Nestled between national park and stunning beach, just six hundred houses make up this friendly community.
Isolated from the busy tourist beaches and yet close to all amenities, Pearl Beach offers an idyllic lifestyle. The pristine environment may be enjoyed in many ways, walks on the beach or in the arboretum, picnics in the park areas, tennis, bowls or just walking the dog. Supper at sunset on the beach or puddling through the rock pools in the early morning sun bring rare moments of tranquillity creating timeless memories.
The spectacularly located Pearls on the Beach restaurant, prepares fine dining for a special end to the day and the café is open for breakfast and lunch.
The village hall hosts many activities from music festivals to Pilates and the events in the Arboretum are not to be missed, opera or jazz, the magnificent setting and picnic-style bonhomie are all part of the unique offerings.
Weddings and other special events are also plentiful as people enjoy the unspoilt beauty and take advantage of the luxurious accommodation available.
A tiny fishing village secluded at the end of the peninsula, Patonga is a destination for those wanting a laid-back, carefree holiday where bare feet and a fishing line are de rigeur. Not just a beach but a river to explore make it an adventure for kids and adults alike. Smart houses on the beach or easy going holiday shacks offer self catering holidays. The pub is a hub of local life and offers day long food into evening dining. Opposite the beach it has all the atmosphere of superb family entertainment. The local fish and chip shop brings visitors from far and wide so get there early or be prepared to queue.
Hop on a ferry for a day trip to Palm Beach or walk the fire trail across the ridge into neighbouring Pearl Beach. This will reward you with spectacular views of the coastline.
There are many neighbouring beaches to visit on the central Coast. Feed the pelicans at The Entrance, cuddle the snakes at The Reptile Park. Ferry around the picturesque bays of Brisbane Waters, but come back to the quaint and friendly village that will guarantee a refreshing break away from the regular demands of life. Yes, time to throw another prawn on the barbie!