Matt & Megan
Nude Beach Map. Visited 2023
There are plenty of nude beaches in Sydney, but venture outside of the city and they become a tad scarce in regional NSW. We visited Coffs Harbour at the start of spring and jumped at the chance to discover this hidden beach on a warmer-than-average day. What we found was a peaceful cove populated by easy-going and friendly locals. For first-timers, accessing the beach can be a challenge, but we’ve simplified the process with some detailed directions below.
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Little Diggers Beach is a private oasis, tucked away from the other bustling beaches of the Mid North Coast. This place is world class and really surprised us because it is relatively unknown outside the region. Apart from surfers, the only people putting in the effort to get here are nude beach enthusiasts. Venturing there late afternoon on a scorching hot weekday, we half-expected to be the only souls. To our surprise, a few others were also soaking in the sun au-naturale. Word has it that the beach gets busier on weekends, but there’s ample space to accommodate everyone.
A word of caution: there are no lifeguards here, and the surf can be pretty unforgiving. If swimming isn’t your strong suit, best stay on the shore. For those chasing the sun, come early. By late afternoon, the sun takes refuge behind the hill, casting shadows over a good portion of the beach. We, along with a few others, found ourselves constantly relocating our towels closer to the water to catch the last of the sun. The beach’s cove location provides some shelter from the strong northerly winds common in the area. However, when the wind shifts, it can get pretty breezy with direct gusts from the Pacific Ocean.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Little Diggers Beach and couldn’t help but wish it was closer to home! It’s a must-visit if you’re in Coffs Harbour or journeying through the Mid North Coast. And a small piece of advice: Google’s directions aren’t the most reliable for this spot. Parking in nearby residential streets isn’t appreciated by the locals. Instead, park at the spots mentioned below and embrace the brief scenic walk in this stunning region. We opted for the easy beach walk to start and followed the bush track out of the beach – once you’ve done it once, you won’t have any issues. Maybe avoid trail-finding if there’s low light; walking trails near cliffs at night isn’t the best idea!
Little Diggers Beach is close to BreakFree Resort which sits 100 meters away from the nude beach and is directly on the sand. This place would be the perfect option to stay in Coffs if you wanted an au naturale holiday. The resort, from our brief observation, seemed top-notch with vast green expanses to lounge around (though it is not a nude hotel!). You could spend your entire day at the beach and then amble back along the shore as evening sets in. Sounds like a slice of paradise!
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From the heart of Coffs Harbour, Little Diggers Beach is a mere 10-minute drive to the north. You can reach it via a trail or opt for a slightly longer, scenic beach walk.
Trail: Begin by parking at the end of Bay Drive. From here, embark on the well-trodden Diggers Head Trail. At the intersection, take a right. Shortly after, you'll notice paths veering to the left, away from the elevated metal trail. Follow these, and they should lead you to a trail descending to Little Diggers Beach. However, exercise caution: the vicinity has cliffs, and the trail demands careful navigation. If you're a first-timer, it might be wise to approach the beach via the beach route and then return using the trail.
Beach: Start at the spacious carpark at Diggers Beach, accessible from Diggers Beach Rd. Head north along the beach until you encounter some low-lying rocks. With a bit of careful maneuvering, you can climb over these to reach the more secluded Little Diggers Beach. This route takes approximately 20 minutes. If you're visiting during low tide, navigating the small rocks should be relatively straightforward.