Secret swim spot of the Central Coast – Norah Head Rockpool

Norah Head rockpool

With plenty of warm weather still to come this week why not enjoy the last days of summer and squeeze in a swim somewhere?

Central Coast Weekender is on a mission in 2016 to uncover the secret swim spots of the Central Coast. You can read about our first secret spot here.  Our second offering is the unexpected delight of  a swim at the Norah Head Rockpool.

Secret Swim Spot – Highlights 

Our visit coincided with high tide which for adults means plenty of water to get wet in. The water quality was crystal clear and we could have happily stayed floating around all afternoon.

If you are swimming with little people then the rockpool would also be great for swim but low tide might be more enjoyable for them to explore the water. There is a small sandy beach to set up your umbrella, so bring your beach toys and set up for a few hours.

Norah Head Rockpool - Secret Swim Spot

Things to Know


A concrete footpath (with some steps) heads down from Bush Street, beside the Ark Cafe, to the Rockpool. The footpath would be negotiable for most people and is well worth any extra effort on the way back up to the car!


Public toilet facilities are located at the reserve in Bush Street Reserve. Additional toilet and shower facilities are cleverly located directly above the beach should you need them during your visit (saves any desperate dashes up the hill with little ones.)

Near Here

Why not extend your visit to Norah Head and visit the historic Norah Head Lighthouse. You can read our profile of it here.

Secret Swim Spot – Location 

A 12 km, ten minute drive north of the Entrance and you will find yourself at Norah Head.

Street parking to access the rockpool is available in  Bush Street

Do you love a secret swim spot too?

Where should we head to next? Please share your secrets!

Central Coast Weekender Jen and Allie

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