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Umina Beach

Umina Beach is a suburb within the City of Gosford local government area on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia. By road, it is 90 kilometres (56 mi) north of Sydney and 111 kilometres (69 mi) south of Newcastle.

Umina Beach is locally known on the Central Coast as being on 'The Peninsula' (or ‘Woy Woy Peninsula'). A natural peninsula that includes the towns of Umina Beach, Woy Woy, Blackwall, Booker Bay and Ettalong Beach.

The Suburb of Umina Beach officially begins where Woy Woy and Blackwall end - at Veron Road & Gallipoli Avenue.

Umina Beach is by population, the largest suburb on the Central Coast.

There are many local restaurants with many types of cuisines including Chinese, Vietnamese, Italian, Indian, Fine Dining and bistro type menus. Cafes are in abundance and are regular hot spots for the locals.

Umina Beach’s other local businesses include hairdressing, beauticians, clothing and accessory stores, banking institutions (including Westpac Bank, Commonwealth Bank & St George Bank) and large franchise supermarkets including Woolworths and Coles.

The Ocean Beach Holiday Park is filled with happy holiday makers and is a top spot for the family.

Surrounding suburbs include: Ettalong Beach, Booker Bay, Blackwall, St Huberts Island, Daleys Point, Empire Bay, Bensville, Woy Woy, Woy Woy Bay, Horsfield Bay, Phegans Bay, Pearl Beach, Patonga Beach, Koolewong. The town of Umina Beach is only a short drive to the popular towns of Terrigal & Avoca Beach.

Umina Beach has one unbroken sand shoreline that has been divided in name only: Umina Beach (south western section) and Ocean Beach (north eastern section). Both beaches have their own Surf Life Saving Club. The only other type of shoreline is located at Umina Point (Mt Ettymalong), a Hawkesbury Sandstone headland that adjoins to the south western end of Umina Beach.

Umina Beach is geographically located on the north side of Broken Bay at the river mouth of

Hawkesbury River. The formation of Umina Beach and 'The Peninsula' is due to sand deposition that has been influenced by (and not limited to) climatic conditions, soil-binding flora, Hawkesbury Sandstone formations (e.g.; Box Head, Barrenjoey and Umina Point), wave patterns and tidal amplitude from the Tasman Sea, Hawkesbury River and Brisbane Water.

The word "Umina" was derived from the Australian Aboriginal word meaning Place of sleep.

The Woy Woy and Umina district was home to the Guringai Australian Aboriginal tribe. This tribe stretched from the north side of Port Jackson, north through Pittwater, Broken Bay and Brisbane Water, to the southern end of Lake Macquarie.

Umina Beach is served by two public schools, Umina Public School and Brisbane Water Secondary College