Copacabana Beach is a hidden gem on the Central Coast. When most people think of the Central Coast's beaches they think of Avoca or Terrigal, but if you want something quieter and equally, or even more beautiful, Copa is the place to go.
You can walk the length of the beach on the foreshore all the way along, and past the headland that takes you to Macmasters Beach.
You can swim in the clean clear ocean, and there is a kiddies paddle pool up the far north end, protected from the swell by a rock wall.
The south end of Copacabana beach is dog friendly, so you can bring your flurry pal. But make sure you keep them up the south end, as fines apply if you go onto the dog free areas.
There are a couple of cute cafes just near the beach, and there is even an ice cream parlor to get your sweet fix on those hot summer days.
There is a whale look out at the beach, and at the top of the north headland is Captain Cook Lookout, with magnificent views of the ocean.
To get to Copacabana, go south from Avoca along Cape Three Points Road, which turns into Copacabana Drive, and follow it to the bottom of the hill.