Coffs Harbour

Travel Guide
Coffs Harbour which includes a beach, general coastal views and swimming

Enjoy beautiful beaches,excellent surf breaks, and see whales or dolphins at one of the east coast's most popular towns.

There are plenty of good reasons why Coffs Harbour has been a popular beach destination for decades. It offers visitors the choice of many outdoor activities, including diving, hiking and surfing, as well as markets and high quality restaurants.

Get hold of a surfboard, change into your swimwear, and jump into the waves. Check out Park Beach for the town’s best-known break. Conditions are perfect for surfers and those who prefer bigger waves, but can be rough for younger children. Head over to Jetty Beach for calmer surf and a view of the marina..

For a look at some local marine life, go diving in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. You’ll see dozens of species of fish, turtles, and sharks. Visit Dolphin Marine Magic to get up close to dolphins and porpoise. Wander out to Mutton-bird Island to see where Wedge-Tailed Shearwater birds nest. Between June and November you’ll also have a chance to spot migrating whales. Choose one of several nearby national parks and head out to explore some of the local countryside. There are hiking trails, waterfalls, and untouched creeks.

Head back to town and watch the sun go down from a comfy spot on the beach or up on a balcony. If you’re around on a Friday evening, grab a bite to eat and catch some music at the markets near Park Beach. On Sundays you can find arts and crafts on sale at the Jetty and Harbourside markets.

Coffs Harbour was named after a captain who rode out a storm in the area back in the 19th century. In the 1900s timber and food crops became the area’s economic mainstay, and in the latter half of the century tourism became a prominent industry. Today farming is still big business, but Coffs Harbour is best known for its great beaches and relaxed locals.

Coffs Harbour is a town with a great community, some stunning beaches, and access to several national parks.

Where to stay in Coffs Harbour

Best Western Zebra Motel
Best Western Zebra Motel
3.5 out of 5
27 Grafton St, Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450
The price is AU$155 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Coffs Harbour. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (363 reviews)
"Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Rooms were clean and beds super comfy. Great little addition having the microwave and toaster."

Reviewed on 14 Feb. 2022

Best Western Zebra Motel
Pacific Bay Resort
Pacific Bay Resort
3.5 out of 5
Cnr Pacific Hwy And Bay Drive, Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450
The price is AU$165 per night from 18 May to 19 May
Stay at this 3.5-star beach hotel in Coffs Harbour. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (974 reviews)
"The parking in this space is just terrible. I had to park in this dirty muddy lawn then walk to my unit. Just horrible."

Reviewed on 8 May 2022

Pacific Bay Resort
Opal Cove Resort
Opal Cove Resort
4 out of 5
Opal Blvd - Pacific Hwy, Korora, NSW, 2450
The price is AU$170 per night from 18 May to 19 May
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Coffs Harbour. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their ...
3.7/5 Good! (980 reviews)
"Beautiful setting. So many facilities to use"

Reviewed on 20 Apr. 2022

Opal Cove Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Beach Haven Executive Apartments
Beach Haven Executive Apartments
4 out of 5
94 Solitary Islands Way, Korora, NSW, 2450
The price is AU$168 per night from 19 May to 20 May
Stay at this 4-star beach aparthotel in Coffs Harbour. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a private beach. Our guests praise the comfy beds in their reviews. ...
3.4/5 (340 reviews)
"Views were great, close to highway and service was good. Also a bar and basic restaurant was also good. Internet was broken so that was annoying and place in general looked a little "tired" and things like the games room were non existent."

Reviewed on 18 Mar. 2022

Beach Haven Executive Apartments
BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort
BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort
4 out of 5
11 Firman Drive, Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450
Stay at this 4-star beach aparthotel in Coffs Harbour. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the breakfast and the bar in their ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,849 reviews)
"The natural habitat of the gardens is wonderful and seeing so much fauna. The pool really needs refreshing and i understand it was during covid, but the hotel bar was shut by 9.00pm on a Saturday when the resort was full."

Reviewed on 25 Jan. 2022

BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort
Club Wyndham Coffs Harbour, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Club Wyndham Coffs Harbour, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
4 out of 5
6 Resort Drive, Pacific Bay Resort, Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450
Stay at this 4-star golf aparthotel in Coffs Harbour. Enjoy free parking, a golf course and WiFi. Our guests praise the quiet rooms in their reviews. Popular ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (164 reviews)
"Great place to stay, dining nearby. Staff were wonderful and cared about our stay"

Reviewed on 28 Mar. 2022

Club Wyndham Coffs Harbour, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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