Top local picnic spots in Gosford

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Grab a blanket and the esky for budget busting outdoor dining

Who says eating out has to be expensive? Forget splashing a load of cash at a fancy restaurant. There’s no better way to enjoy a bite to eat than sitting out in the sunshine with family, friends or your special someone. For a cheap and easy meal out, nothing beats these picnic spots in Gosford.

Here’s 5 top picnic spots in Gosford and around the Central Coast

  1. Get back to nature

Bliss out in the serenity of Somersby Falls in the Brisbane Water National Park.

  • One of the Central Coast’s best kept secrets, Somersby Falls picnic area is the perfect place to escape from everyday life.
  • Picnic in the lush rainforest, enjoying the use of picnic tables, free BBQs and lots of space to spread out a picnic rug.
  • Take in the sights and wildlife, and take in the stunning falls as you enjoy a stroll along the Somersby Falls walking track.
  • Car parking is available and there is a National Parks entry fee.
  1. Relaxing and recreation

If you like to enjoy a bit of action with your picnic, head to the Peninsula Recreation Precinct at Umina Beach.

  • Here there’s lots of picnic shelters and tables, electric BBQs, drinking fountains and toilet facilities.
  • This sporting wonderland has lots of open grassy spaces and is surrounded by sports fields. There’s lots of play areas including separate play zones for toddlers, younger and older kids.
  • Older kids will love the basketball court, skate park and dirt bike tracks.
  • And all of this is directly opposite beautiful Umina Beach.
  1. Picture perfect

Where else to enjoy the perfect picnic, but at Picnic Point at The Entrance, of course!

  • The beautiful waterfront precinct at The Entrance is a great spot to enjoy a picnic. Sit back and enjoy the views across the water, and watch the world go by.
  • There’s lots of picnic tables and shelters, BBQs and toilet facilities, as well as open grassy spaces where you can throw down a picnic rug or kick a ball around.
  • Play pelican spotting and let the kids scoot around or have a play in the kids’ playground.
  • There’s plenty of shops nearby where you can grab an ice cream to cap off your day out.
  1. Coastal haven

On a sunny day, picnic spots don’t come much more heavenly than The Haven in Terrigal.

  • This appropriately named seaside spot is a beautiful place to enjoy a relaxing picnic.
  • There’s picnic tables and BBQs overlooking the ocean in this protected cove. Watch the boats go by and enjoy the pelicans.
  • Work up your appetite with a walk around the headland and up to the Skillion.
  • Enjoy a swim in the Haven’s calm waters on warm days and laze about in the glorious sunshine.
  1. Lazy days

Continuing the theme of seaside tranquillity is the Lions Park at Woy Woy.

  • This scenic waterfront reserve overlooking Pelican Island on Brisbane Waters is a great way to laze away an afternoon.
  • There’s picnic tables and BBQ facilities, with lots of open space to spread out your picnic blanket and enjoy a book in the sunshine.
  • After you’ve enjoyed your picnic perhaps take a seaside stroll or let the kids have a play in the playground.
  • The perfect spot to spend a lazy sunny day!

So shake off the last of the winter weather! When the sun’s shining, pack some food to enjoy a fun, free day out with friends and family at one of these picnic spots in Gosford.