Beach & Water Safety

If you love the beach and the water, you’ll be in heaven on the beautiful Coffs Coast. We’re lucky to have a great selection of seasonally patrolled beaches, with Park Beach in Coffs Harbour patrolled 365 days a year by Council Lifeguards and volunteer lifesavers.

Ocean Swimming

To ensure you enjoy your visit to the beach and stay safe, swim between the red and yellow flags. Then you know the lifeguards will be watching out for you. If you’re not sure about the beach conditions, check with a lifeguard – they will point you to a safe swimming spot.

Many of the Coffs Coast creeks and estuaries are tidal, so be careful when swimming in any of our waterways, particularly when there is an outgoing tide. Most importantly, have fun and never swim alone.

Enjoy a long hot on the Coffs Coast beaches, meet the lifeguards that will keep you safe and get their insider tips to make this summer your best one yet at ‘Enjoy A Safe Summer On The Coffs Coast’

Before heading out to one of the Coffs Coast beaches, make sure it is patrolled here

Visit the Coffs Harbour Lifeguard Team’s Facebook page for the latest updates on beach conditions and tips for keeping safe around the water.

Patrolled Beaches Guide

Year-Round Patrol
Park Beach

Seasonal Patrol Only
Jetty Beach (Wheelchair accessible beach mat and two beach wheelchairs)
Sawtell Beach
Woolgoolga Beach
Diggers Beach
Emerald Beach
Darlington (Lorikeet Holiday Parks)
Red Rock

Accessible Beaches
Jetty Beach – Wheelchair-accessible beach mat and 2 Hippocampe beach wheelchairs
Woolgoolga Beach – Sandcruiser all-terrain chair
Park Beach – Sandcruiser all-terrain chair

To book a beach wheelchair or find more info about the accessible beach mat at Jetty Beach, click here.

Follow the TAKE3 rule!

Take 3 pieces of rubbish with you when you leave the beach and you have made a difference.