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SAPPHIRE

Beach UNPATROLLED PATROLLED UNPATROLLED BEACH TODAY
Beach Number:
nsw098
State/Region:
NSW Coffs Harbour
Post Code:

General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
Riecks Point (0.9km) Nautilus/pelican (1.4km) Campbells (1.8km) Hills North (2.1km) Moonee (2.3km)

Beach

Sapphire Beach trends south-southwest from Green Bluff for 2.3 km to 30 m high White Bluff, which is backed by the Sapphire Beach settlement. The beach faces southeast, but has slightly lower waves than adjacent Moonee, owing to the presence of Split Solitary Island, lying 2.5 km off White Bluff. The beach however still has a double bar system, with up to ten rips cutting across the inner bar, with the outer bar at times attaching to the inner producing stronger rips. Access is from Moonee Beach in the north, and a beachfront caravan park in the south, where a small parking area with picnic facilities is provided below the Sapphire Beach residential area.

Swimming

A potentially hazardous rip-dominated beach. Best in the south where it is patrolled during the Christmas holidays.

Surfing

Usually receives most swell, with beach breaks depending on shape of bars.

Fishing

Shifting gutters are usually present along the beach, which are fished for whiting, bream, mulloway and tailor.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Spaces:
20

Location

Information Symbols

  • Drinking water Drinking water
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Shops Shops
  • Public phone Public phone
  • Park Park
  • BBQ BBQ
  • Picnic Picnic
  • Shade Shade
  • Parking Parking
  • Bus Bus

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 2014 - June 2015

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 (6 km) issued at Mon 23 Mar 14:00

WATER

21

Issued at Tue, June 30 14:08

SWELL FORECAST

Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • SSE
    0.6 m
  • SSE
    0.8 m
  • SSE
    0.7 m
  • SSE
    1.8 m
  • SSE
    2.5 m

Coffs Harbour issued at Wed, July 1 04:43

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UV INDEX

3

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • Low
    01:42
    0.39m
  • High
    07:18
    1.27m
  • Low
    13:09
    0.30m
  • High
    19:59
    1.74m
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Yamba issued at Wed, July 1 00:00

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TODAY'S RADAR

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