For people who are looking for a good place to spend a day at the beach or rock pools Coalcliff can be a good option.

You can get there by train or by car (the drive is very pleasant). The place has amazing views and a wavy beach for the more adventurous people:

View from Coalcliff beach.

And also has a rock pool for kids and another one for grown ups what makes Coalcliff a very good spot for families:

Rock pools in Coalcliff.

If you are lucky, you will be able to find some natural shadow too as there are some walls trees around.

In addition to swimming, you can also walk among the beautiful rocks if the tide allows:

Rock next to Coalcliff rock pools.
You can take a walk to contemplate the rocks and see small fishes and crabs left behind by the low tide (check the tide when planning your walk).