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Patrolled Beaches


Information on our patrolled beaches

COVID-19 Update

Normal beach patrols are in operation, with lifeguards taking necessary precautions in regards to social distancing and sanitation wherever possible.

Lifeguard Education Programs have now recommenced with the necessary risk assessments and control measures in place.

Lifeguards will be encouraging beachgoers at patrol locations to be COVID Safe and to adhere to NSW Government restrictions and will be working with authorities to implement the COVID Safe Summer Plan.

Information on our patrolled beaches

Information on beaches patrolled in the Coffs Harbour LGA,  including patrol times can be found here.

Inclusive Beach Access at Jetty Beach Project

Coffs Harbour City Council now provides a lifeguard patrol at the northern end of Jetty Beach during the peak summer period (27th December to Australia Day public holiday).  Included as part of the lifeguard service at this location is the provision of an accessible beach mat from the access ramp to the hard sand by the water’s edge and free hire of two Hippocampe beach wheelchairs, including a child-sized chair. The beach mat and beach wheelchairs are available all-year round. If you wish to book the beach wheelchairs, click on the following link:

Book the Wheelchairs

Education programs

The Lifeguard Service runs regular education programs for schools, community groups and clubs. You can find out more about the programs that we offer and make a booking by calling 0428 285 073.

Connect Online

Visit the Lifeguard Team's Facebook page for the latest updates on beach conditions as well as tips on keeping safe around the water.

Lifeguard Service Strategic Plan 2019 - 2024

At it's meeting of 12 December 2019 Council resolved to adopt the Lifeguard Service Strategic Plan 2019 - 2024. 

The Plan maps out the future direction of Council’s Lifeguard Services to meet the challenges of changes in population, technology and beach lifestyle. You can read the plan here.