A visit to the Coffs Coast wouldn’t be complete without a visit at least one of our 30 beautiful beaches… but where should you start? We have taken out the guesswork and created a local’s guide to the best beaches for swimming, surfing and walking your dog.
Whether you want to spend an entire day at a family-friendly beach or just a few hours shredding waves, you’ll find the perfect beach for you. With so many to choose from it’s a nature lover’s paradise of endless sand and sea. So grab your swimsuit, your towel and some sunscreen and get ready to explore.
The icons at the bottom of the listings help identify which beach is best for you
- The flags show beaches patrolled for part of the year or all year round
- The paws indicate dog-friendly, either on leash or off
- The surfboard is a perfect spot for surfers
- The swimmer means enjoy the sand and a paddle only as beaches not patrolled
- The diamond is our favourite hidden gem.
This 60km stretch of glorious beaches running from North to South are all found along the Solitary Islands Coastal Walk. Look for the lighthouse track markers to guide your way. This iconic walking experience is one of the most picturesque on the east coast of Australia and runs the length of the Solitary Islands Marine Park.
For more inspiration, check out our blog: A LOCAL’S GUIDE TO THE BEST BEACHES ON THE COFFS COAST
All along the coast, jutting out between our beautiful beaches there are spectacular headlands to explore, and in some cases you can headland hop between beaches! These headlands give stunning views over the Solitary Islands and Marine Park with each headland offering a unique perspective of the coastline and mountain escarpments. Many of these headlands have a great significant to the local Gumbaynggirr people whose stories can be found along the way on the coastal walk.