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

Marine Warnings

Mon, 25 Sep 10:45
Fire Weather Warning

Mon, 25 Sep 10:00
Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales

Weather

Monday 25, Sep 12:25 pm

Day 32°    Night 18°
Sunny

Water Temperature  20°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching 30 knots offshore at first, tending northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then southerly in the evening.
Swell: North to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.

Tide

11 am
1.56m
4 am
0.42m
11 pm
1.29m
5 pm
0.54m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 2:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Tuesday 26, Sep

Day 26°    Night 14°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late morning and afternoon.
Swell: North to northeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, decreasing below 1 metre later in the evening. 1st
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

11 am
1.51m
5 am
0.50m
6 pm
0.61m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 3:00 pm


Weather

Mon 25, Sep to Mon 02, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning northerly during the evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Mon 25th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 2:50 pm
Tue 26th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 3:00 pm
Wed 27th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 3:00 pm
Thu 28th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 2:40 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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