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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Coffs Harbour City Council Lifeguard Service

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

Tuesday 26, Sep 3:02 am

Day 25°    Night 15°
Mostly sunny

Water Temperature  20°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending south to southeasterly before dawn then becoming east to southeasterly about 10 knots in the late evening. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore north of Coffs Harbour during the morning.
Swell: North to northeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre around midday. 2nd
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre around midday. 1st
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

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

UV

Index: 6 (High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 27, Sep

Day 27°    Night 12°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the morning then becoming northerly 20 to 30 knots in the late afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday, then increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

12 am
1.19m
6 am
0.57m
12 pm
1.46m
7 pm
0.65m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm


Weather

Tue 26, Sep to Tue 03, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots at first, turning southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then tending east to northeasterly during the evening.
Swell: North to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Tue 26th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 2:50 pm
Wed 27th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Thu 28th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 2:50 pm
Fri 29th 6 (High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 2:30 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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