The Coffs Coast beaches are stunningly beautiful…wether you’re looking for the perfect place for a stroll, ready to hit the waves or prefer a quiet spot for a flat water paddle, there’s so many to choose from!

Central Beaches

Right in the heart of Coffs Harbour is the Coffs Jetty. The perfect beach for families with small waves, a protected harbour, with lots to see and do. Grab a coffee, go for a stroll along the Jetty or push yourself in a hike over Mutton Bird Island, before jumping in the water to cool off.

Park Beach is located just a quick 5 minute drive from the Jetty. Surf Life Saving is on duty 7 days a week for year round patrolled swimming. Take a walk around to find the Coffs Creek estuary right by the park for another fantastic family friendly swimming spot. The north end is called Macauleys and a popular surf beach with the locals.

Diggers Beach

Listed as one of the best beaches in Australia in 2012, one visit and you’ll understand why Diggers Beach is a favourite amongst locals for walking, swimming and surfing.

Sapphire Beach

There are a few access points to the beach in Sapphire.

If you’re staying in one of our beachfront properties, step off the deck onto the sand, you’ve arrived in paradise!

Alternatively, take Sapphire Beach exit and access it via Crystal Waters drive, which offers playground facilities, parking and beach showers or a little further along the highway turn off at Split Solitary Road through the new North Sapphire Shores Estate and you will find Beachstone Cafe, a fabulous kids playground, parking, toilet facilities and beach access.


This beautiful beachside village has a range swimming spots to choose from. Wether you want to enjoy the historic rock pool, hit the waves over at main beach or paddle in the estuary, Sawtell offers everything you need for fishing, swimming, surfing or recreation.

Moonee Beach

Voted one of the most picturesque beaches in recent years. Great for small children, this tidal estuary runs out into the ocean creating a sheltered and easy family friendly swimming spot with BBQ facilities. Turn right at Moonee shopping centre.


Woolgoolga Beach

The village of Woolgoolga sits right on the ocean, with an easy swimming main beach and off leash dog beaches nearby.

If you’re lucky, The Buster, one of the best-preserved shipwrecks in the country may be showing through the sand. Driven ashore and became a total wreck at the mouth of Woolgoolga Lake on March 8, 1893. 
Located an easy stroll from Woolgoolga main street, Buster becomes exposed from time to time depending on sea conditions.



Did you know?

Every time you step onto one of the Coffs Coast Beaches – you’re walking right into the Solitary Islands Marine Park? The Solitary Islands Marine Park covers 71,00 hectares and extends along 75km of coast line.

The park is home to a huge diversity of marine life, with a tropical, temperate and sub-tropical species of fish, coral and algae being the main attraction for divers.

Find a list of patrolled beaches HERE

Want to explore the Solitary Islands Marine Park by boat? Check out our adventure page for information on whale watching adventures!

Image via Whale Watch Experience.

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