The Coffs Harbour coastline stretches over more than 60 kilometres featuring a total of 32 beaches from Bonville in the south to Red Rock in the north. Many of our beaches are ideal for surfing while others are more protected or patrolled and better suited for swimming, snorkelling or diving.
With the growing popularity of other sports, such as personal water craft (Jet Skis) and Kite Surfing, users should check local and state legislation to ensure that they may use the area intended. Users of these types of craft should also be mindful of other beach users regarding impact of noise, danger from craft themselves and in particular, their own safety.
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 will be trialling a lifeguard patrol at the Jetty Beach during the 2019/20 peak summer period as part of an inclusive beach access service and in response to increased visitation this location has experienced as a result of infrastructure improvements at the northern end of the Jetty Foreshores. You can find out more about this project here, including how to book the two Hippocampe beach wheelchairs.
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.
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.