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

Sapphire NSW

Sapphire Beach trends south-southwest from Green Bluff for 2.3 km to 30 m high White Bluff, which is backed by the Sapphire Beach settlement. The beach faces southeast, but has slightly lower waves than adjacent Moonee, owing to the presence of Split Solitary Island, lying 2.5 km off White Bluff.... Read more

Sapphire Beach trends south-southwest from Green Bluff for 2.3 km to 30 m high White Bluff, which is backed by the Sapphire Beach settlement. The beach faces southeast, but has slightly lower waves than adjacent Moonee, owing to the presence of Split Solitary Island, lying 2.5 km off White Bluff. The beach however still has a double bar system, with up to ten rips cutting across the inner bar, with the outer bar at times attaching to the inner producing stronger rips. Access is from Moonee Beach in the north, and a beachfront caravan park in the south, where a small parking area with picnic facilities is provided below the Sapphire Beach residential area.

Swimming

A potentially hazardous rip-dominated beach. Best in the south where it is patrolled during the Christmas holidays.

Surfing

Usually receives most swell, with beach breaks depending on shape of bars.

Fishing

Shifting gutters are usually present along the beach, which are fished for whiting, bream, mulloway and tailor.

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Information

About

Sapphire Beach, NSW 2450

Length:
2.38km

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

Beach Key:
 nsw098

Nearby beaches

Hazards

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

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Drinking water
  • Toilets
  • Shops
  • Public phone
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Picnic
  • Shade
  • Bus

Weather

Wednesday 24, May 7:54 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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