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Here I am back in Coffs Harbour as I always spend Christmas with my family.  I am lucky to have such a lovely place to spend my holidays as Coffs is a very popular holiday destination.  It is popular for many good reasons. Geographically it is stunning. The mountains come down to the sea and because it has a temperate climate the vegetation is lush.  Also, Coffs has so much to offer.

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Park Beach

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Jetty Beach

There are dozens of unspoiled beaches, many of them are patrolled by lifeguards during the swimming months.  You can always tell when a beach is patrolled as there are red and yellow flags that are placed in the sand to let you know where you should swim.  The placing of the flags is determined by ocean and wind conditions, so you must swim between these flags as this is where it is safest.

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Flags at Diggers Beach

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Picnic & BBQ areas

Diggers beach, which is one of the most popular surfing beaches here has just been named one of Australia’s top beaches as it is perfect for surfers, families and children.  Here there are also picnic and free bbq areas plus showers and amenities.

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Look out and showers at Diggers Beach

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Diggers Beach – low tide

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Showers at Diggers Beach

Coffs caters for anyone and everyone. The accommodation here includes; backpackers, caravan parks, camping, holiday flats/apts, motels, hotels ( 1 – 5 star) and resorts  all catering for everyone’s budget.

Some of Australia’s top resorts are located in Coffs and most of them have beach fronts, some have golf courses, most have tennis courts, swimming pools and spas and of course they have their own restaurants.

There is a super selection of restaurants in Coffs ranging from simple take away to silver service. The variety of restaurants covers just about every cuisine.

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Fisherman’s Co-op

Coffs is also known for its range of fresh seafood which is mostly caught in local waters by the local fishermen each day or evening.  There is a local fisherman’s co-op where anyone can purchase this fresh seafood. This co-op is located in the area known as Coffs jetty where there are  restaurants, the yacht club, picnic and bbq areas with amenities.  The jetty has always been a popular destination for locals and visitors as it offers so much to do and see.  It is an easy place to wet a line (go fishing)

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Boats moored at jetty

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Fishing boats

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Coffs Harbour Yacht club

Just across from the jetty area is the Coffs Fisherman’s club which welcomes visitors.  This area, in my opinion, is one of the best pieces of real estate in Coffs Harbour with its panoramic views of the ocean and the mountains.  The food here is usually excellent, mostly seafood, and the prices are affordable.

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Fisherman’s club

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Looking down on club and headland

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Looking south from Fisherman’s club

Although Coffs is a top tourist destination it is also known for its banana growing.

Also, there are many talented artists living in Coffs and the surrounding areas so there are often exhibitions of the local art and craft work which are usually available for purchase.

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I have friends in Coffs who tell me that living in Coffs is just like being on a permanent holiday.

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