Emerald - Beach in Emerald Beach Coffs Harbour NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Emerald NSW

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... Read more

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.

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Information

About

Emerald Beach, NSW 2456

Length:
0.8km

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

Beach Key:
 nsw095

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Dressing shed
  • Showers
  • Shops
  • Public phone
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Shade
  • Playground

Weather

Thursday 23, Feb 2:59 am

Day 28°    Night 19°
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  26°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

6 am
1.66m
12 am
0.55m
7 pm
1.31m
1 pm
0.49m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:50 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 24, Feb

Day 28°    Night 18°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre around midday. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

7 am
1.75m
1 am
0.47m
8 pm
1.40m
2 pm
0.39m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:00 pm


Weather

Thu 23, Feb to Thu 02, Mar


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 10 to 15 knots tending southeasterly during the afternoon.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Tide


UV

Thu 23rd 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 5:00 pm
Fri 24th 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:00 pm
Sat 25th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:50 pm
Sun 26th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 4:50 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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