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

Friday 26, May 8:02 am

Day 22°    Night 10°
Sunny

Water Temperature  23°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly below 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly in the early afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

8 am
1.69m
2 am
0.27m
8 pm
2.20m
2 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

Saturday 27, May

Day 22°    Night 11°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable below 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon then tending northerly in the evening.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres north of Coffs Harbour. 2nd
Seas: Around 1 metre. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower.

Tide

9 am
1.63m
3 am
0.24m
9 pm
2.20m
2 pm
0.32m

UV

Index: 4 (Moderate)

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


Weather

Fri 26, May to Fri 02, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northerly 15 to 20 knots turning northwesterly during the evening.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Fri 26th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:10 am to 1:30 pm
Sat 27th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:10 am to 1:30 pm
Sun 28th 4 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:10 am to 1:30 pm
Mon 29th 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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