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Places nearby Emerald Beach

Emerald Beach

Emerald Beach, approximately 20 mins north of Coffs Harbour, boasts a range of facilities including, children's playground, electric barbeques, picnics shelters, toilets, beach showers, a boat ramp and it is close to the shops. The beach is patrolled on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays until 26 January in the following year.

Emerald Beach: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Moonee Beach

Moonee Beach is not patrolled though is very popular with fishing enthusiasts. Moonee Beach Reserve, where Moonee Creek meets Moonee Beach, is a popular area for locals and visitors alike with smaller children. The reserve offers shallow water for the younger children and many parts of the creek are shaded by trees hence the perfect place to sit in the refreshing water with the little ones. The reserve boasts many facilities such as a playground, picnic shelters, barbecues, toilets, beach showers, a takeaway shop and a caravan park. You can also take a stroll to the headland via the boardwalk bridge, across the creek, and then follow the bush paths.

Moonee Beach Road
Moonee Beach, NSW, 2450

Located 5.5K from Emerald Beach

Woolgoolga Creek Flora Reserve

Large open grassed area and walking tracks in rainforest and Wedding Bells State Forest. Picnic facilities available.

Sherwood Nature Reserve is located west of Woolgoolga and incorporates open forests, heaths and sandstone escarpments.

The reserve stretches in narrow corridors from a rare strip of lowland subtropical rainforest along Woolgoolga Creek to a larger area further north-west that conserves a rugged sandstone range towering over the Orara Valley.

Woolgoolga Creek Road
Woolgoolga, NSW, 2456

Located 6.1K from Emerald Beach

Woolgoolga Art Gallery

Woolgoolga Art Gallery is a community based gallery run by volunteers. There are regular exhibitions, classes and workshops in a variety of arts and crafts. All exhibition items are for sale.

The Lillipilli Art Exhibition is a major exhibition which has been running for 30 years and attracts a hung range of entries both local and further afield.

Turon Parade
Woolgoolga, NSW, 2456

Located 6.2K from Emerald Beach

Woolgoolga Beach

Popular for surfing, fishing, diving and snorkelling, Woolgoolga Beach is home to the Woolgoolga Surf Life Saving Club and is patrolled daily during most of the summer.

Woolgoolga Beach boasts tidal rock platforms which are popular with the children, a boat ramp, beach showers, toilets, and change rooms. The beach is within close proximity to cafes, boutique clothes shops, accommodation, children's playground facilities, electric barbecue areas, and sheltered picnic areas.

Beach Street
Woolgoolga, NSW, 2456

Located 6.4K from Emerald Beach

Sapphire Beach

Just north of Coffs Harbour, there are a few access points to the beach - take Sapphire Beach exit and access it via Crystal Waters drive, which offers playground facilities, parking and beach showers or a little further along the highway turn off at Split Solitary Road through the new North Sapphire Shores Estate and you will find Beachstone Cafe, a fabulous kids playground, parking, toilet facilities and beach access.

Crystal Drive
Sapphire Beach, NSW, 2450

Located 7.7K from Emerald Beach

The Cove Miniature Golf Course

The Cove Miniature Golf Course is an Australiana themed 18 hole miniature golf course. The course is natural grass and each hole is themed individually based on various Australian themes such as Ned Kelly, Holden, Cricket, AFL, Beaches, Desert, Gold and Barbecue. The course is designed for play by adults and children.

Opal Boulevard,
Opal Cove Resort Grounds
Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450

Located 10.4K from Emerald Beach

Carobana Confectionery

Carobana Confectionery is Coffs Harbour's own confectionery factory, family owned and operated since 1980. Carob and honeycomb are their main products, but they stock a large range of other sweets such as peanut brittle to tempt you, and maybe even bring back fond memories. Just call in and browse, or bring a friend in to share a cuppa. They would love to see you and will make you most welcome.

125 James Small Drive,
Coffs Harbour
Korora, NSW, 2450

Located 11.4K from Emerald Beach

Arrawarra-Corindi Beach

The southern end, on Arrawarra Headland Road, provides access to Arrawarra Headland Reserve. The reserve boasts facilities including picnic tables, toilets, beach shower, and a gravel boat ramp.

The northern end (accessible via Beach Road) of Corindi Beach has a local shop, tennis courts and a caravan park. The caravan park has picnic shelters, barbecue facilities, playground area, toilet amenities, and beach showers. Corindi Beach is a great area for surfing, swimming and for snorkelling enthusiasts. There are also great rock pools for the little ones. The beach is patrolled for the summer school holidays.

Arrawarra Beach Road
Arrawarra, NSW, 2456

Located 11.6K from Emerald Beach

Orara East State Forest

Orara East State Forest is located within a short drive of Coffs Harbour and incorporates Bruxner Park Flora Reserve and Sealy Lookout. It's part of the amazing State Forests of the Coffs Coast. The forest and reserve are uniquely beautiful, with a wide variety of interesting flora and fauna. The Forest Sky Pier at Sealy Lookout is the perfect spot to stop and take in the 180 degree views of the Coffs coastline and its features, and best of all it's free!. There are parking, toilets and picnic tables available at the Lookout. For those who want to venture a little further, Halfway Point picnic area is a great place to take a break whilst enjoying the rainforest atmosphere.

Bruxner Park Road
Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450

Located 11.7K from Emerald Beach

Emerald Beach: Events


Curryfest celebrates the unique Punjabi heritage of Woolgoolga, immediately obvious from the Sikh temple on the hill as you enter town. For the last ten years thousands have descended on the beachside town to soak up Indian music and dancing and sample curries from all over the world.

The main festival day features over 150 food and market stalls, a special kids zone with rides and entertainment, a mindfulness and meditation zone for those seeking inner peace and two stages of entertainment. As well as main festival day, increasingly lead up and follow on events are encouraging a longer stay.

Event Dates
      24th Sep

Beach Street
Woolgoolga, NSW, 2456

Located 6.6K from Emerald Beach

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