The Central Coast really does have something for everyone. It shines with lovely beaches and restaurants, nightlife and nature. Local weekend markets are becoming more and more popular with people of all ages – and I’m sure we all have a favourite! Here below are our picks for Top 3 Weekend Markets on the Central Coast.
AVOCA BEACHSIDE MARKETS
This market runs on the last Sunday of every month between 9am & 2pm. Sponsored by FairPlay Entertainment, this market showcases an array of new musical talent every month which is proving a great platform. Musical acts such as Ellie Drennan and Nathan Hawes began on this stage, before making it onto The Voice Australia!
At Avoca Beachside Markets you can find anything from homemade almond butters, to handmade dream catchers, handbags and rugs and baby goods. There are over 120 stalls each month and a fresh grocer area called ‘The Garden Basket’ where you can buy fresh local fruit and veggies! The market is great for a coffee and a stroll, or for lunch as they have a variety of hot food from pizza, dumplings, gozleme, pancakes, burgers and smoothies!
Don’t forget – you can get a free shuttle bus service to the market to avoid congested parking. Shuttle bus runs from 9am from Avoca Beach Hotel.
TERRIGAL& WAMBERAL LIONS CLUB CAR BOOT SALE MARKETS
The Terrigal & Wamberal Lions Club Car Boot Sale is the epitome of the saying ‘One mans trash is another mans treasure’. This market takes place from 6.30am – 1.30pm every 1st Sunday of the month at Terrigal Lagoon on Willoughby road (opposite scout hall). Be sure to get in early because this market gets busy as soon as it opens with locals coming to get the best of the good for the day. This market allows locals to sell some of their second hand goods, as well as having the regular stalls selling their products which means there is a huge mix of things to see, and there’s definitely something here for everybody!
Here you can find anything from plants, to new and second hand clothing, children’s toys, handmade jewellery and home decor. Come on down – support the community and grab a bargain!
SHELLY BEACH MARKETS
Shelly Beach Markets run from 9am-2pm on the last Saturday of every month at Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College. This market really gives local businesses the chance to shine! With over 100 stalls you can find anything here from cushions to picnic rugs, from wall art to hand made childrens clothing, from giftware all the way to personalised pet supplies. Shelly Beach Markets has it!
Most of the food stalls will have an are you can sit to eat and watch the people of the community enjoy their sunny Saturdays! There is also an indoor area for those not-so-sunny Saturdays! Food stalls vary from crepes, burgers, mexican, gelato and the old time crowd favourite, chip-on-a-stick!
These are our top 3 picks for best markets on the central coast, all for different reasons. If you have a favourite market you’d like us to check out – comment below and tell us why its you’re favourite! Let us know if this posts send you to any of these markets, did they meet your expectations? What was your favourite part? Comment down below – we’d love to know your experiences!
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