Coffs Harbour Beaches


Be adventurous in Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour has plenty to offer for those seeking an adventure holiday from white-water rafting, to scuba diving in Solitary Islands Marine Park. Or get a bird's eye view from Dorrigo National Park's Skywalk.

  • Snorkelling, Coffs Harbour
  • Surfing, Coffs Coast

Best Coffs Harbour Coast beaches

Coffs Harbour jetty, Coffs Coast

The coastline that sweeps north and south along the Coffs Harbour Coast has plenty of beach styles to suit all tastes. There are sandy-bottomed point breaks that can handle big swells, and beach breaks for all swimming and surfing styles. If you're keen to learn to surf, there's no better place to learn with protected coves and harbours for beginners.

The Coffs Coast is a popular beach holiday for families - and there are some great beaches where kids can swim in sheltered bays and rockpools. Many have excellent facilities such as BBQs, playgrounds and beach showers. Check out Diggers Beach, Park Beach - Coffs Harbour's main surf beach has a reserve that's very popular with families - and Sawtell Beach.

North of Coffs Harbour is a string of stunning beaches - Sapphire Beach, Emerald and Woolgoolga Beach. Corindi and Arrawarra beaches are at the northern-most edge of the Coffs Coast.

Enjoy Sydney's beaches like a local by following these simple beach safety tips

Surf Life Saving

Always swim between the red and yellow flag; surf lifesavers have identified this area as the safest spot to swim in the water. It's also a good idea to always swim with a friend.

Make sure you read any safety signs at the beach and you are always welcome to ask lifeguards for more safety advice. If you find yourself needing help in the water, stay calm and attract attention.

Check conditions before you go and find a patrolled beach by visiting