The Coffs Coast boasts 79 kilometres of coastal expanse, pristine rivers, creeks and waterways spilling into a sparkling ocean that’s brimming with life. Sure, the main beaches are beauties but look a little closer, explore a little more and you just might find something super special. Here’s 3 hidden beaches, just off the beaten track, you have to see to believe.


So close yet so far, this gem of a beach is just out of site as you enter the car park at Mullaway Beach, just north of Woolgoolga and south of the famous surf break Arrawarra. With no formal entry way or car park at Cabins Beach, the best way to access it is from Mullaway beach. Just follow the Solitary Island Coastal Walk signs to the south. Dotted with several luxury beachfront properties, Cabins beach is often empty and a great place to take a book and catch up on some down time.


Located just south of Sawtell, Bongil Beach is inaccessible from the north. The area south of Bonville creek is a protected little turn nesting area. This stretch of the coast is wild. Find your way into the Bongil Bongil National Park by turning off Pine Creek Way. Get yourself a good map and find your way to the Bonville Beach Trail. Be respectful of the Bundagen locals who live in the area. Great fishing, swimming and rockpools to explore. This is one of those special spots!


A great little find right in the middle of two great beaches in the Moonee Reserve, 10 minutes north of Coffs Harbour. Take Bluff road in Emerald Beach over and into the car park at Moonee Reserve. Most people take the paved walkway over to Shelleys beach (A great surfing spot when the northerlys are blowing) Don’t go that way, instead, take the grassy track on the left and head straight down, past the kangaroos and wallabies and onto the 200m stretch of sand known as Serenity. You could also find your way south from Emerald main beach on the headland walk – relax and take it all in – incredible!