Emerald Beach

The home of Solitary Islands Surf School and World Champion – Harley Ingleby

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Emerald Beach

Emerald Beach, NSW Australia

The coastal village is surrounded by the Moonee Beach Nature Reserve. Its coastal waters are part of the Solitary Islands Marine Park.  Known for its beautiful, protected coastal landscape, warm and temperate climate, AMAZING learn to surf conditions and family-oriented community, Emerald Beach is a popular destination for locals and visitors alike.

Aside for Solitary Islands Surf School, there are a range of facilities at Emerald Beach including a children’s playground, electric barbeques, picnic shelters, toilets, beach showers, a boat ramp, a general store and two great cafe/restaurants close by.  Council lifeguards patrol Emerald Beach 7 days a week during the summer holidays, starting the end of December and finishing the end of January from 9am – 5pm daily.

The beach is a favourite choice for Solitary Islands Surf School due to the shelter provided by the southern headland, and the fantastic learn to surf waves that roll in almost every day of the year!  If you also love nature and going for walks, you will enjoy the Moonee Beach Nature Reserve. A prominent feature of the Reserve is ‘Look At Me Now’ Headland, a significant Aboriginal site with amazing panoramic views of the ocean, South Solitary Island and lighthouse, Moonee Beach, Mount Coramba and the local village of Emerald Beach. You’ll most likely be joined by the resident kangaroos on your walk, and from June to November there’s a good chance you’ll spot migrating humpback whales!


Emerald Beach - Solitary Islands Surf School

How to find us

Located an easy 10-15 minute drive north of Coffs Harbour or 5 minutes south of Woolgoolga. You take the Emerald Beach exits onto Solitary Islands Way, when coming from the north drive approximately 1km past the shell service station and turnleft at the round about onto Fiddaman Road. From the south turn left at the 1st roundabout then right at the next onto Fiddaman Road. From here it’s approximately a 1km drive straight to the beach. For those staying in the local Emerald Beach Holiday Park you can use the beach access from the park and walk south along the beach for 200m and you will arrive at the local kids playground and the car park. Look out for the Solitary Islands Surf School Van where you will meet 10 minutes before your lesson.

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