We’ve found an awesomely picturesque spot to add to your adventure to-do list! Recently upgraded, Green Point Foreshore Reserve has three new sandy coves just begging for a play date with a bucket and spade!
With each cove set around the edge of a freshly grassed reserve (that’s right – no bindis), the large, open area provides plenty of space for a picnic, a game of footy or cartwheeling. There’s even an off-leash dog area for fur babies to join in the fun!
A great spot to go for a swim
These gentle sandy coves provide little ones the perfect opportunity to have their first ocean swim, as there are no waves to topple them over. Plus, there’s the added bonus of crab and fish spotting! Then, for those who love to build a sandcastle or two, the sandy coves provide hours of entertainment – just remember to pack hats and a beach umbrella if you plan on staying a while.
A playground is just metres away
Just 100m from the new coves is a fully fenced playground – also on the foreshore. Playing in Puddles has visited this playground many times; check out our feature on the Bayside Drive Reserve Playground to learn more.
Plus there’s coffee nearby!
Bamvino’s Sliced pizza shop closed late 2020 and a new cafe has taken its place. We’re yet to visit, but hope to soon.
There’s a wharf – perfect for fishing!
The reserve is also home to Green Point wharf – a perfect spot for fishing or to launch a boat. For families with slightly older kids, the jetty is also a beautiful spot to enjoy a picnic and watch the sunset.
Plus there’s a little piece of history
Local history buffs will love discovering this little pocket of Central Coast history along the foreshore.
Green Point Foreshore Reserve
Ages: Fun for the entire family, including your fur babies!
Tips: It can get surprisingly cool here at night so throw in a jumper. This is an off-leash dog area, so it’s best not to lay out your entire picnic spread. Plus, if you have kids who are a little nervous about dogs this might not be the best spot for you, as some of the dogs are very keen to befriend new people.
Toilets: None are on the foreshore. The closest public toilets are in the ground floor of the carpark (part of the Aldi complex). Shade: The reserve has many trees but there’s minimal shade by the new beaches, so pack your beach umbrella.
Parking: In the street along Bayside Drive, the Aldi Complex or at the Wharf on Orana St.
Location: Access Via Orana St, Green Point, or 31A Bayside Drive Green Point.
Looking for other parks nearby? Take a short car drive to Davistown and visit the waterfront Illoura Reserve Playground – it’s got a pirate ship climbing frame and lots of sand that will please young children!
Header Image ©Emma Teni for Playing in Puddles
This park review – first published in 2020 – is regularly updated as equipment and facilities are modified. If you’ve visited this park and something has changed, please do let us know by emailing email@example.com.
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Written By: EMMA TENI
Emma is the founder of Central Coast Mums-and-Bubs fitness group Mum + Cub. Emma approaches her parenting journey (with daughter Harla Fox and two big sisters Gracie and Ruby) as a wild, unlimited world of adventure.