As many of you know, Coffs Harbour is my second home. I travel to Coffs as often as I can to spend time with my Mum. With the constant upgrading of the Pacific Hwy, it now only takes me just over 4 hours to do the drive. This year due to the Qld border being closed it has been more of a challenge but thankfully I have managed a couple of trips during windows of opportunity.
I feel blessed to have such a lovely place to spend my time in Coffs which 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.
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.
Diggers beach, which is one of the most popular surfing beaches here is one of Australia’s top beaches as it is perfect for surfers, families and children. Here you will find picnic tables and free bbq areas plus showers and amenities which are all supplied and maintained by the local council.
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 many 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.
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, and 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)
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.
I have friends in Coffs who tell me that living in Coffs is just like being on a permanent holiday.