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

Emerald

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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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Coffs Harbour City Council Lifeguard Service

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Bluebottles
Bluebottles
Topographic rips
Topographic rips

Strong Currents

Information Symbols

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


Emerald Beach, NSW 2456
Length: 0.8km
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw095