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Things to Do in Forster: Where to Eat, Drink, Stay & Play

From dolphin spotting to beach hopping, there are plenty of things to do in Forster.

Wallis Lake (Image Credit: @nicvlattas via Barrington Coast)

When it comes to quintessential beachside holiday destinations, Forster ticks all the boxes. A bounty of beaches litter the coastline, dolphins frolic in the central lake and a series of bars and restaurants are ready and waiting with tropical cocktails and farm-fresh oysters. It simply doesn't get better than this. A favourite for couples, families and solo travellers alike, there are plenty of things to do in Forster, whatever your intentions. 

Things to Do in Forster: Eat

Si Señorita

Si Señorita are known for slinging the best marg in town but it's not just the drinks menu they've nailed. Head on in for a Mexican feast packed with all of your favourites from tacos to nachos and burrito bowls to quesadillas. They've got some great options for all dietaries including vegan ceviche. The sunset-toned interiors will also deliver on the holiday vibes you deserve. 

Shop 1, Reef Apartments Wharf Street, Forster 

Anatolia Turkish Cuisine

Anatolia Turkish Cuisine 

Nothing hits quite like a Turkish feast after a day out in the sun. The atmosphere at Anatolia is just one of its many drawcards. On top of their homemade hummus, don't leave without sampling some hot Turkish coffee and homemade ice cream.

25 Wharf Street, Forster 

Plunge Cafe 

A family-run cafe with a whole lot of heart, Plunge is where you'll find both locals and visitors sipping their morning brews and feasting on freshly made Danishes, salads and loaded toasties. With a passion for local producers (and years of connections to boot), Plunge Cafe's menu is fresh, seasonal and always offering something different. 

5/21 Boundary Street, Forster 

Beach Bums Cafe

Beach Bums Cafe

You'll find yourself a local at Beach Bums in no time at all. Offering beachside coffee, breaky and casual bites, the consistently friendly service and fresh food are a killer combo that can't be beaten. Swing by for your coffee post morning dip and pop back for toastie when you're feeling peckish. 

Corner of North Street and Beach Street, Forster 

Thirty-Three Degrees

Thirty-Three Degrees

You can't visit Forster without dining on fresh oysters and one of our favourite places to indulge is Thirty-Three Degrees. Situated ideally on the crystalline waters of Wallis Lake, you can actually look out to where some of Thirty-Three Degrees' oyster leases reside from the dining deck. As part of the East 33 Group, Australia's largest vertically integrated producer, you're guaranteed the freshest Sydney Rock Oysters you'll ever taste. Sit back with a spot on the deck and enjoy an ocean breeze cocktail alongside a dozen of the best. 

1 Palm Street, Tuncurry 

Things to Do in Forster: Drink

The Coastal Brewing Company

The Coastal Brewing Company 

Oh, how a crisp lager hits on a summer day! The Coastal Brewing Company is the perfect spot to sip on a locally-made brew whilst cooling down in the summer months. This family-owned microbrewery names all their craft brews after Barrington Coast landmarks which is an extra special touch we adore. We recommend a tasting paddle for the ultimate experience. 

3 Dalman Street, Forster 

Things to Do in Forster: Play

Bicentennial Walk (Image Credit: Barrington Coast)

Forster Coastal Bicentennial Walk 

One of the best ways to take in Forster's impeccable coastal landscapes is the 4km Bicentennial Walk. With plenty of places to stop off along the way for a swim (we recommend Pebbly Beach), one walk might not be enough! You'll be able to explore diverse terrain from rainforest to headlands. 

Main Beach, Forster  

Burgess Beach Rock Pool

Burgess Beach Rock Pool 

Known as 'the fairy pool' this petite turquoise body of water is a destination unto itself. To get there, you'll have to make your way down the 600m of McBride's Beach walking track. McBride's Beach itself is a beautiful spot to while away the day but a trip to the rockpool between McBride's and Burgess Beaches is that extra bit magical.  

Forster Tuncurry Golf Club

The Forster Tuncurry Golf Club is the perfect place to get in the holiday swing. They've got two courses to choose from so there's no need to stop at one game! The Forster course offers a lovely sea breeze and glimpses of golden sand whilst the Tuncurry course has scored a spot amongst Australia's top 100 public access golf courses. Social golf games are available to book at both courses all day on Mondays and Sundays and after 12:30pm most other days. 

Forster & Tuncurry 

Pebbly Beach (Image Credit: Visit NSW)

Pebbly Beach 

Pebbly Beach is the ideal nook for snorkellers, families and anyone looking for a sweet spot to swim and relax. The beach isn't patrolled so swimmers are urged to take care. 

Head Street, Forster 

Forster Main Beach (Image Credit: Visit NSW)

Forster Main Beach 

Whilst it may get pretty busy in the summer months, there's plenty of space for everyone along the 563m stretch of sand at Forster Main Beach. You'll find plenty of facilities here including showers, public toilets and barbecues and you're just a short stroll from the shops when it comes time to fuel up. 

North Street, Forster 

Things to Do in Forster: Shop

Fillery 

If you're looking to pick up a sweet memento of your time in Forster, head on into Fillery. This local gem is packed with a range of fresh florals, gifts and homewares curated to perfection. You'll find plenty of handcrafted ceramics, coffee table books, self-care products and candles. 

Got something special planned during your time in Forster? Fillery can also sort you out for a sweet picnic set up at the location of your choice. 

Shop 6, 21 Boundary Street, Forster 

Things to Do in Forster: Stay

Laurina Estate 

For a stay with all the trimmings head straight to Laurina Estate. The estate is located just 10 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Forster and seven minutes from the beach. Your booking includes exclusive use of the estate for the weekend as well as a private, self-contained two-bedroom wing. 

Home-cooked meals are on the menu for dinner, breakfast and afternoon tea, should you choose to indulge, and a fire pit and luxurious pool are at your disposal. Lush!

12 Laurina Drive, Darawank 

Hotel Forster

Hotel Forster 

This compact hotel is everything you need in a beachside stay. Hotel Forster has a range of rooms available from twin standard through to family rooms and there's a large outdoor pool to relax by when the mood hits. Being just a few streets away from Wallis Lake, you're in the heart of the action with dining and drinking spots on your doorstep. 

26 The Lakes Way, Forster 

Booked your holiday to Forster and looking for more coastal destinations in NSW? Check out our edits of the best luxury central coast and south coast accommodation to kick your plans off. 

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