Toowoon Bay, New South Wales

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Toowoon Bay
Central CoastNew South Wales
Population 548 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 910/km2 (2,370/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2261
Area 0.6 km2 (0.2 sq mi)
Location 4 km (2 mi) S of The Entrance
LGA(s) Central Coast Council
Parish Tuggerah
State electorate(s) The Entrance
Federal Division(s) Dobell
Suburbs around Toowoon Bay:
Long Jetty Blue Bay
Long Jetty Toowoon Bay Pacific Ocean
Shelly Beach
A view of the bay and beach
The bay

Toowoon Bay is a suburb of the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, located on a peninsula between Tuggerah Lake and the Pacific Ocean south of The Entrance. It is part of the Central Coast Council local government area.

Location[edit]

Toowoon Bay's village centre is within The Entrance district and is situated at the intersection of Toowoon Bay Rd and Bay Rd (which is a tourist route to The Entrance). It encompasses a supermarket/general store, bakery, dry cleaners, burger shop, Newsagent/Post Office, dress shop, Cafe/restaurant, bottle shop, pharmacy, hairdresser, Doctor, raine & horne and a few other specialty stores.

The Toowoon Bay beach is located at the eastern end of Toowoon Bay Rd with access from Bay Road (250 metres south of the village intersection). The beach is patrolled by Central Coast Council Lifeguard's during week days and lifesaver volunteers from the Toowoon Bay SLSC on weekends during summer. The Toowoon Bay SLSC has a strong local following within The Entrance district. In 2005, the Toowoon Bay SLSC had a new clubhouse constructed.

The beach is popular for swimming and fishing, with a gentle surf as the beach is protected from winds and strong currents. Sail boarding and kite surfing are popular out on the bay.

The closest shopping centre with full Coles supermarket, banks, and general retail is at The Entrance. It is also at The Entrance where recreation facilities including the ocean baths, cricket pitch, and memorial park are located. Diggers @ The Entrance (Tuggerah Lakes RSL) and The Entrance Bowls are the nearest clubs. The nearest pubs are The Jetty at Long Jetty or at The Entrance.

Education[edit]

Children from Toowoon Bay are in the area for The Entrance Public School.

Transport[edit]

Toowoon Bay is serviced by The Entrance Red Bus Service with one route to The Entrance. The closest railway station is Tuggerah railway station which is serviced by the Central Coast & Newcastle Line.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Toowoon Bay (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 

Coordinates: 33°21′25″S 151°29′35″E / 33.357°S 151.493°E / -33.357; 151.493