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Shae Killey3 years ago

Charge some Coffs Harbour waves and refuel in style

The Coffs coastline is home to some of the most beautiful surf beaches in the entire New South Wales region. Compared to the busy inner city beaches of Manly and Bondi, these Coffs Coast surfing gems are basically untouched. If you're looking for a place to carve up a few waves in Coffs Harbour, we've found 3 breaks for you to surf, as well as hotspots to fill your stomach after.

Surf spot #1 – Park Beach

Located in the Heart of Coffs Harbour this little beach is the perfect place to take the kids out to learn how to surf or for those surfers who don’t feel like travelling out of Coffs Harbour. Popular for water sports, fishing, swimming and surfing alike, it has many nearby facilities if you’re looking for a fun family day of bonding over a few waves.
Where: Coffs Harbour NSW

Surf Club Restaurant & Bar

Outstanding location, Surf Club Restaurant & Bar - Coffs Harbour
Outstanding location, Surf Club Restaurant & Bar – Coffs Harbour

Since you’re out surfing, why not get in the spirit and visit the Surf Club Restaurant? This local favourite offers pristine views of the very beach you’ll be carving up after you fill your stomach with high quality food and drink. If you’re the kind of surfer who enjoys getting out there before the others then you will delighted to hear about the Surf Club Restaurant and Bar’s $10 early bird breakfast special offered 7 days a week.

This great breakfast includes a choice between scrambled eggs and bacon on locally baked thick toast, a breakfast wrap or a vegetarian choice for the herbivores out there.  Once you’ve loaded up on carbs and protein, be sure to get that much needed energy boost from a premium grade Botero roasted coffee that’ll keep you going all afternoon on your board. Visit Park Beach and Surf Club Restaurant and Bar if you want the perfect Coffs Harbour surfers day out.
Where: Surf Club Road Coffs Harbour NSW


Surf Spot #2 – Moonee Beach

Moonee Beach is the place to be if you want to escape the crowds at Park Beach and like to enjoy a few little waves in comfort. Spend the day at Moonee Beach with yourself or the family, and explore everything this unspoilt hidden gem has to offer. Take a short walk to one of the close lookouts, go bird watching, bring your kayak or just take in the beach’s beauty for all it’s worth.
Where: Moonee Beach NSW 

Beachstone Cafe

Beautiful dining layout, Beachstone Cafe - Coffs Harbour
Beautiful dining layout, Beachstone Cafe – Coffs Harbour

Located just 5 kilometres away from Moonee Beach, Beachstone Cafe is the perfect place to enjoy restaurant quality food at affordable prices in a friendly atmosphere. Open since 2007, this cafe places a real focus on using only locally and freshly made produce with a blackboard menu that changes seasonally depending on what is made available from local food producers.

One thing that won’t change is the quality and affordability of the meals that you get to enjoy. When you walk into the cafe you’ll notice a laid-back, surfy ambience with architecturally designed modern surroundings. So, sit back with a coffee in hand and enjoy everything Beachstone Cafe has to offer before you head out for a relaxing afternoon at Moonee Beach.
Where: North Sapphire Road Sapphire Beach NSW


Surf spot #3 – Sapphire Beach

This little area receives some of the best swells in the Coffs Harbour area, but you’ll need be careful as the double bar system means up to ten rips cut across this pristine beach. Even confident swimmers should think twice before heading into the water. But, if you’re an experienced surfer, gather your mates and tackle the challenging break Sapphire beach offers up. Otherwise, if you haven’t brought your board, a fishing rod is a must with plenty of whiting, bream and mulloway out there and just asking to be caught.
Where: Sapphire Beach NSW

Pasfields Restaurant Bar Deck

Balcony views, Pasfields Restaurant Bar Deck - Coffs Harbour
Balcony views, Pasfields Restaurant Bar Deck – Coffs Harbour

If you’re the type who prefers a bit of fine dining and getting treated to first class service when you decide to eat out, make Pasfields Restaurant your first stop on the way home from Sapphire Beach. This wonderfully prestige looking restaurant is often a popular venue for weddings and other important functions, so you know you’ll be treated to a classy dining experience when you decide to eat here.

The slow roasted fat duck with field mushrooms, kalamata olives and rosemary is a common favourite, but you can indulge in anything from pizza, buffalo wings, ribs or even a good old fashioned parmigiana. Whatever choice you make, you won’t be disappointed when you stop off at the classy Pasfields Restaurant Bar Deck. Open 5pm Tuesday to Thursday and from 12pm Friday to Saturday, make sure this is your restaurant of choice after an afternoon surf.
Where: 675 Pacific Motorway Korora NSW

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