Coffs Harbour Beaches


Beachside barbecues and picnics 

With beautiful beaches and excellent surf, Coffs Harbour is a great destination for a beach holiday and memorable adventures. Relax on soft sand and enjoy breathtaking views, delight in beachside picnics and barbecues, and have fun swimming, surfing or beach fishing.

  • Diggers Beach, Coffs Harbour. Photo National Parks and Rob Cleary
  • Panoramic view of Emerald Beach, Coffs Coast, North Coast NSW

Delightful beaches in the Coffs Harbour Area

From gorgeous sheltered coves to challenging surf breaks, the Coffs Harbour region has beaches to suit families and adventure seekers. If you're keen to learn to surf, there are accredited surf schools that will have you standing on a surfboard and riding waves in no time.

Many of the beaches along the spectacular coast have excellent facilities, including picnic tables, barbecues, toilets and showers. You'll find plenty of beachside accommodation options too in the mid North Coast region, from resorts and retreats to holiday parks and camping grounds.

Diggers Beach, Coffs Coast Regional Park. Photo by National Parks and Rob Cleary.

Park Beach is Coffs Harbour's main surf beach. A reserve alongside the beach is popular for family picnics and barbecues and the kids will love the play areas. Another popular stretch of sand with families is Jetty Beach, near the marina and Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve.

Diggers Beach is opposite the Big Banana, one of Australia’s iconic big things. South of the town delightful spots include Sawtell Beach, Bongil Bongil National Park, which is great for beach fishing, and Nambucca Heads. Northern beaches include Sapphire, Emerald, Woolgoolga and Corindi

Enjoy NSW beaches by following these 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.

Pay attention to the advice of the lifesavers and safety signs. Visit SharkSmart to understand any potential risks in the area you are swimming. 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. You can also find patrolled beaches by visiting

  1. Arrawarra-Corindi Beach

    The southern end, on Arrawarra Headland Road, provides access to Arrawarra Headland Reserve. The reserve boasts facilities including picnic tables, toilets, beach shower, and a gravel boat ramp....

  2. Boambee Beach

    Boambee Beach extends from Corambirra Point (near the Deep Sea Fishing Club) to Boambee Creek (north of Sawtell). The beach is not patrolled though popular with fishermen, horse trainers, joggers, jet-ski riders, four...

  3. Coffs Coast Camels

    Coffs Coast Camels is now under new management and has incorporated a whole new team of camels and cameleers for a fresh new look.Coffs Coast Camels continues to grow in popularity, attracting...

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