Coffs Harbour's main surf beach is patrolled daily during most of the year as Park Beach is the home for the Coffs Harbour Surf Life Saving Club.
Park Beach is a popular area for water sports, fishermen, and surfers. Swimmers should be aware Park Beach can be prone to strong rips particularly at the creek mouth. Park Beach is within close proximity to camping facilities, hotel and motel accommodation, cafes, restaurants, and the local shopping facilities.
Adjacent to the beach car park is Park Beach Reserve, which is on the banks of Coffs Creek. The reserve is a popular family area for both visitors and locals. Park Beach Reserve boasts many facilities such as barbecues, picnic tables, children's play areas, shady trees, and toilets.