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.

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.

go to the beach safe website to check if the beach you are visiting is patrolled

PLEASE NOTE: Coffs Harbour City Council will trial a lifeguard patrol at Jetty Beach this summer as part of an inclusive beach access service. Included are two new beach wheelchairs, (1 x child-sized, 1 x adult-sized) available for free short-term hire at Jetty Beach during the trial period. From early January a specially-designed beach mat for people with mobility issues and wheelchair users to provide an accessible pathway over soft sand to the water’s edge, will also be included.
To book a wheelchair or find more info, click here.




Park Beach


Sawtell Beach
Woolgoolga Beach
Diggers Beach
Emerald Beach
Darlington / Lorikeet (near Arrawarra)
Red Rock
Hungry Head / Urunga
North Beach / Mylestom


1. Always swim between the red and yellow flags
2. Read the safety signs
3. Ask a Lifeguard for safety advice
4. Swim with a friend
5. Avoid swimming at the mouth of estuaries especially on an outgoing tide
6. If you need help float, stay calm and raise one arm to attract attention

CHECK THESE PAGES for the up-to-date list of beaches patrolled by Coffs Harbour City Council Lifeguards, and Bellingen Shire Council Lifeguards.

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