Coffs Harbour may be known for big waves and the Big Banana, but beyond the popular tourist attractions there’s stacks of things to see and do on the Coffs Coast of NSW. From beachside brunch spots to late-night cocktail lounges, our local legend, Katie Pitsis, knows where to find all of Coffs Coasts’ best kept secrets. Go like a local and see them all with us today.

Outdoor activities near Coffs Harbour

Start your day at Woolgoolga Beach

Whether you’re planning to see the sunrise from the sand or take a hike along the headland, Woolgoolga Beach is the perfect place to spend a morning on the Coffs Coast. After daybreak, stick around for swim in the surf or, if you’re keen to continue your adventure, take the short walk over to Woolgoolga Lake and cast a line in one of the many local fishing spots.

Outdoor activities near Coffs Harbour

See the sights at Sealy Lookout

For unbeatable coastal views, journey through the banana plantations and avocado groves to Sealy Lookout. From the Forest Sky Pier, grab a coffee at the Nyanggan Gapi Café before you head out for a nature walk or simply take in the sights from one of the nearby picnic tables.

Outdoor activities near Coffs Harbour

Explore the coastline at Digger’s Beach

Once you’ve seen the lay of the land from Sealy Lookout, head down to Digger’s Beach for a closer look at the coast. Snap a photo of the Solitary Islands before following the oceanside trail to Charlesworth bay, where you can cool off after your journey.

Local food at cafés and restaurants

Sit down for breakfast at Salute Espresso

Before you dash off for the day, make the most of your morning with a relaxed coffee and a bite to eat at Salute Espresso in Coffs Harbour. Grab a seat at the sunny front bar and warm up with a bacon and egg roll or, if you’re on a health kick, choose your favourite fillings and build your own smoothie bowl.

Local food at cafés and restaurants

Save room for lunch at the Surf Club

From town, head towards the coast for a seafood lunch by the water at the Coffs Harbour Surf Club Restaurant and Bar. Pick up a bottle of bubbles from the bar before heading out to the ocean view balcony, where you can kick back with a seafood box of local king prawns and oysters as you watch the rolling waves.

Local food at cafés and restaurants

Try one of Coffs’ best burgers

Tucked away in one of Coffs Harbour's colourful laneways, Carney & Earl's is a local takeaway joint with a gourmet twist. Using the French cooking method of sous vide, the team are able to seal the juices inside of each grass fed angus beef patty before they hit the grill – bringing out the best burger flavour in every bite.

Local nightlife and after dark hangouts

Grab a Drink

Surrounded by the palm trees of Park Beach, The Hoey Moey's laid back atmosphere makes it a top spot for late afternoon drinks. With regular live entertainment scheduled throughout the week, you can always stick a big night if the mood strikes

Or, wind down with a nightcap at Element Bar. With an ever-growing spirits menu and a rotating tap list, Element Bar has quickly become te place to go for craft beer and cocktails on the Coffs Harbour Jetty strip. But, if you're more interested in dinner than daiquiris, the bistro has pizzas and share plates available until late

Local nightlife and after dark hangouts

Sip wine at the Spare Room

After a round in town, see another side of the local bar scene at the Spare Room in Sawtell. From French Rosé to Spanish Tempranillo, their wine list features a range of drops from around the globe, while their kitchen serves up dishes showcasing the very best local produce.

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