Barefoot in the sand she waits, the smell of the ocean breeze arrives from across a sun-drenched golden bay, it’s spring time on the Coffs Coast. She joins hands with her father, gazing up toward that loving face like she’s always done. Heart pounding, with admiration in his eyes, he looks back for the very last time, amazed at what she’s become, adoring the woman she is and holding back a tear. “Everything’s going to be alright dad” she re-assures him, as they make their way slow and steady across the sandy shore of a secluded Charlesworth Bay to family and friends, end to end with smiles and a waiting groom, just as amazed, just as adoring.

‘We’re gathered here today…” the celebrant begins, time stands still, they take a deep breath, then breathe out again, look into each other’s eyes, ‘Perfect’ they think.

Many it seems have imagined the perfect beachside wedding, bridesmaids in flowing floral dresses, the gents sporting open buttoned shirts, saying I do against the backdrop of the ocean. That’s what you can expect at the recently refreshed and re-opened Pacific Bay Resort on the doorstep of Charlesworth Bay in Coffs Harbour. The resort has re-designed a wedding package that offers brides and grooms perfect settings, matched with a level of customer service, food and wine that makes this location a stand out wedding venue for both your ceremony and reception.

“We are open and welcoming guests to our property for site visits” Says Group Business Development Manager Tanya Watts. “The resort restaurant and alfresco dining areas make for an intimate reception location and our menus have been lovingly designed by our very talented head chefs.”

While some may prefer the lush surroundings of Bonville’s rainforest ceremony venue and a reception set against the backdrop of the greener than green 18th fairway, there’s something about this tropical beachside resort that excites the imagination. Guests can stay on-site, the grounds and gardens are immaculate, you can relax beside one of three resort swimming pools, enjoy a round on the 9-hole golf course, take some time out at Tranquillity Beauty and Massage retreat and appreciate the robust and local flavours on offer at Bayside Bar and Grill. It’s the complete destination wedding experience.

Located just 10 minutes from Coffs Harbour’s CBD and airport, and nestled against one of the Coffs Coast’s most undiscovered beaches, this hidden gem makes the perfect beachside wedding location and quite possibly one of the best kept secrets around. Discover Pacific Bay Resort at or call (02) 6659 7000 to arrange a site visit.