Take this short walk to one of the gentle beaches that skirt the bay area near Woy Woy on the Central Coast – Lobster Beach.


We acknowledge that this adventure is located on Darkinjung Nation, the traditional Country of the Darkinjung people who have occupied and cared for this land and water for thousands of years. We pay our respects to them as the Traditional Custodians and recognise that sovereignty was never ceded.


  • Uncrowded beach with gentle water for swimming
  • Short walk through pristine bushland 
  • Close to nearby cafes and other beaches 

Lose Yourself at Lobster Beach

Lobster Beach is nestled into a corner of Box Head headland and getting there involves a short, steep walk over the bushland hill that forms a backdrop to the beach. The path is well constructed, but includes dozens of stairs. Bring on leg day! 



At the top of the hill, you can see the water peeking through the twisting boughs of a gum tree canopy. Catch your breath and take in the coastline at the viewing platform on the trail. As you approach the sand, you’ll notice some solar panels atop a small cubicle – yep, folks, that’s a loo. 

Lobster Beach is a great spot to set up for the day with a picnic and a good book. Explore the rocks at either end of the 100-metre strip of sand and build a shelter out of driftwood. Stay all day and catch the sunset over Hubert Island. 

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In peak season, some beachgoers access Lobster Beach by boat, dropping anchor a little way out from the shore and enjoying the bay-like gentleness of the beach from the deck or on an inflatable flamingo… It might be small, but while it remains one of the Central Coast’s best-kept secrets, there’s room for everyone at Lobster Beach. 


How To Get There

While buses can transport Explorers to the hilly corners of the bay area, this part of the Central Coast is best accessed by car. 

Park on the suburban streets of Wagstaffe and follow the signs to the beach up the brick-paved path. The walk from the High View Road to the beach takes 10-15 minutes; use this same track to return.

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Essential Gear

  • Swimmers
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Book
  • Water and snacks (or a gourmet picnic, perhaps!)
  • Comfortable walking shoes

Skill Level

Beginner, though the walk is steep so requires a level of cardio fitness.