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If you want to kill every care you've ever had, go to Killcare Beach! The rock pool there will make you fall in love with life all over again. This place is like a dream and I had the most wonderful day here recently.
Mothers and young kids especially love the crystal clear rock pool. It's deep enough to swim fully immersed, and yet it's safe and still. If the rest of the beach is loaded with blue bottles (man-of-war jellyfish) you can swim in here safely. Something about the water feels special, like the water at the French mediterranean. My friend was thinking the same thing as me, because just as I had that thought, she said "This reminds me of the mediterranean in Italy!"
You can climb up on the rocks by the rock pool, on the west side of the beach, and look out at the interesting formations and the view of the entire beach spread before you.
Afterwards, have an icecream pop at the pleasant kiosk at the corner of the surf life-saving club. You can sit at the tables with a great view of the beach. When I was there, a kookaburra sat on a wooden fencepost right by us! Near the kiosk is an outdoor shower and there's even a filtered water refill station!
Behind the mansions that line the road leading to the beach is a high hill with some great rocky outcroppings.
The sand at Killcare Beach is just bliss. Bright, soft, and a creamy orange color.
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Killcare Beach is located on the Central Coast, a half hour ferry ride from Palm Beach Wharf in Sydney to Wagstaffe dock. From the dock, it's a long walk to Killcare Beach. Ask someone at the wharf where the path is.
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Overall Visitor Rating: Unrated.