Diggers South - Beach in Coffs Harbour Plaza Coffs Harbour NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Diggers South NSW

The main Diggers Beach (NSW 107) is a popular swimming spot for locals and tourists, with two parking areas in the south and the Aanuka Beach Resort backing Jordans Creek that flows out across the northern end, with a foot bridge crossing the creek and leading to the beach. Wave... Read more

The main Diggers Beach (NSW 107) is a popular swimming spot for locals and tourists, with two parking areas in the south and the Aanuka Beach Resort backing Jordans Creek that flows out across the northern end, with a foot bridge crossing the creek and leading to the beach. Wave height decreases southwards along the 800 m long beach, however rips occur against the headland and northern rocks together with one in the centre. The more sheltered southern end is patrolled by lifeguards during the summer.

Swimming

Safest to the south where the beach is patrolled seasonally and the waves a little lower. Rips dominate elsewhere.

Surfing

A popular beach break holding southeast waves to 2.5 m, and with the north end offering protection from the summer north-easterlies.

Fishing

There are usually good beach gutters providing whiting, bream, dart and tailor, together with rock fishing off Digger Head into the Blue Gutter, and on Macauleys Head at Jarretts Rock and the more dangerous Sunday Seat. The rocks are fished for blackfish, luderick, groper, mulloway and flathead.

General

Diggers Beach is locked in between the prominent 40 m high Diggers Head to the north and 45 m high Macauleys Head 700 m to the south. Between the heads two beaches, separated by a small rock outcrop, curve round to face east between the heads (Fig. 4.53).

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There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

Coffs Harbour City Council Lifeguard Service

Information

About

Coffs Harbour Plaza, NSW 2450

Length:
0.83km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
5/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw107

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area

Weather

Wednesday 24, May 7:57 pm

Day 26°    Night 12°
Clear

Water Temperature  22°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening, reaching 25 knots offshore.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres. 2nd
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny morning. The chance of a shower or thunderstorm in the evening.

Tide

6 am
1.74m
12 am
0.43m
7 pm
2.04m
12 pm
0.27m

UV

Index: 4 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:20 am to 1:20 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Thursday 25, May

Day 21°    Night 14°
Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower offshore south of Coffs Harbour, near zero chance elsewhere.

Tide

7 am
1.73m
1 am
0.33m
7 pm
2.15m
1 pm
0.25m

UV

Index: 4 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:10 am to 1:30 pm


Weather

Wed 24, May to Wed 31, May


Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly during the day.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Wed 24th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm
Thu 25th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:10 am to 1:30 pm
Fri 26th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:10 am to 1:30 pm
Sat 27th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:20 am to 1:20 pm

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.

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