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EMERALD

Beach UNPATROLLED PATROLLED UNPATROLLED BEACH TODAY
Beach Number:
nsw095
State/Region:
NSW Emerald Beach
Post Code:
2456
General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
Shelly (0.6km) Fiddamans (0.6km) Sandy (1.2km) Hearns Lake (2.1km) Moonee (2.1km)

Beach

Emerald Beach (NSW 95) takes its name from the residential subdivision located in lee of the southern Dammerels Head. The beach is 800 m long and faces east-southeast, curving south between Diggers Point and Dammerels Head. Access is provided at the southern end where a park, picnic area and amenities back the beach, and from Diggers Point at the north end. This is a popular, patrolled beach lying just off the Pacific Highway. However swimmers still need to exercise caution. The beach receives some protection from Dammerels Head, however its east-southeast orientation, the two headlands and a reef toward the southern end result in four permanent rips against the headland and rocks, in addition to shifting beach rips. Therefore stay in the southern patrolled area in front of the park.

Swimming

Fiddamans and Emerald are both rip-dominated, with the patrolled southern end of Emerald the best place to swim. Shelly has lower waves but is unpatrolled.

Surfing

Fiddamans and Emerald are both well exposed to southerly waves and offer beach breaks, together with a southern lefthand reef break at Emerald.

Fishing

The three beaches offer a number of deep permanent gutters against each headland and persistent gutters up the exposed beaches, as well as rock fishing.

General

At Bare Bluff the shoreline turns and trends to the southeast to Dammerels Head, with the next three beaches (NSW 94-96) occupying the 2.5 km of coast, each separated by prominent headlands.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Spaces:
10

Location

Information Symbols

  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Dressing shed Dressing shed
  • Showers Showers
  • Shops Shops
  • Public phone Public phone
  • Park Park
  • BBQ BBQ
  • Picnic Picnic
  • Shade Shade
  • Playground Playground
  • Parking Parking

SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

 

PATROL INFORMATION

No Service: Beach not patrolled out of season There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Education section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

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STATISTICS

July 2015 - June 2016

Rescues:

First Aids:

Preventative Actions:

The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Coffs Harbour City Council Lifeguard Service

Hazards

Service Providers

SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

WEATHER

Today 26° NE/19.00 km/h

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COFFS HARBOUR (11 km) issued at Mon 23 Mar 14:00

WATER

20

Issued at Sat, September 5 14:06

SWELL FORECAST

Saturday
Sunday
Monday
  • AM
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  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • SE
    1.5 m
  • SE
    1.2 m
  • SSE
    0.8 m
  • SSE
    0.8 m
  • SSE
    0.8 m

Emerald Beach issued at Sat, September 5 04:44

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UV INDEX

5

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • High
    00:54
    1.16m
  • Low
    06:59
    0.36m
  • High
    13:47
    1.41m
  • Low
    20:21
    0.49m
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Yamba issued at Sat, September 5 00:00

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TODAY'S RADAR

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