Patonga is one of those destinations on the Central Coast that makes you feel as if you’ve returned to childhood. The quiet streets. The local pub. The calm waves lapping at the shore. It is a combination that makes Patonga one of the most popular holiday spots on the Central Coast.
Living on the Central Coast can leave you taking places like this for granted. It is a stunningly beautiful region and it is easy to leave spots like Patonga to the tourists. But not any more! Get outside and soak up Patonga and the serenity it has to offer.
Patonga campground is a one of a kind destination in the Greater Sydney Basin. Perched on the tip of Patonga Creek, the campground offers a peaceful beach and river outlook. Head down to the beach or creek with a fishing rod or book and while away the hours.
The campground has 36 powered and 45 unpowered grassed sites. The campground is well serviced with an amenities block, electric BBQs, laundry and boat ramp.
There are no permanent cabins or vans at the Patonga Campground.
Make the most of the serenity at Patonga Campground and try camping during the shoulder seasons or outside of school holidays. If you wish to camp during school holidays or long weekends, you’ll need to get in early with a booking.
Check out more information at the Gosford Council website for Patonga Campground.
How to make a booking
Phone the camping ground on 4379 1287, seven days a week, or contact Gosford Council’s Customer Service team on 4325 8222 from Monday to Friday, or by emailing PatongaCampingArea@gosford.nsw.gov.au
Things to Note
There is very limited mobile reception. During our visit to Patonga Campground we did not have mobile reception.
Patonga Campground has a playground that is open to the public throughout the week.
Positioned in behind the beach, the playground has swings, a slide and climbing equipment as well as areas for creative play. Pirates anyone?
The playground is bright and sunny, well suited to an Autumn or Winter visit. During summer, the playground would get quite hot because of the lack of shade.
Picnic tables surround the playground. If it is a weekend, bring a picnic rug to use some of the grassed area as it is likely to be busy.
During holiday periods, this spot is likely to be busy with visitors to the campground so either come early in the morning or later in the afternoon to avoid peak crowds.
The campground kiosk is located next to the playground and serves drinks, ice creams and some light food. A large toilet block is located behind the playground.
A short stroll through the sand dunes and you’ll be basking in the sunshine on the side of Brisk Bay.
Patonga Beach is a quiet calm beach that is suitable for paddling toddlers. The calm waters also provide a fun playground for older kids. The beach is not patrolled so be aware if you go in for a swim.
Swimming at mouth of Patonga Creek is not recommended with kids due to stronger currents and deeper channels.
What is your favourite thing about Patonga?