Many of our guests love to explore the Coffs Coast and in our latest blog post we discover the beauty of Charlesworth Bay.

A quiet protected bay that is located within a 5 minute walk across the headland from Diggers Beach Cottage, Charlesworth Bay is often the forgotten beach in Coffs Harbour and this is why we love it.

Charlesworth Bay has a relatively protected north east facing beach, just 500m in length. The Bay is protected from the south by the 40m high Diggers Headland (our favourite headland for walks and exploring) with smaller Fowlers Head to the north.

This secluded bay and its backing valley are now largely occupied by Pacific Bay Resort. A road runs to the southern end of the beach where an old boat shed now shares the beach with international tourists.

Between the resort and the beach was a small lagoon with its shallow creek crossing the southern end of the beach, however this has since been diverted and the lagoon made into a centre piece of the resort.

The walking paths and tracks behind the Bay form part of the Solitary Islands coastal walk that commences at Sawtell and finishes up at Moonee Beach. This walk is a must for visitors to the Coffs Coast if only to discover the rainforest and headlands around Diggers Beach and Korora.

Many previous guests of Diggers Beach Cottage have left comments on how close we are to Charlesworth Bay and how much they have loved this particular area.

With carparking, public amenities and BBQ’s under the shady trees just behind the dunes, Charlesworth Bay offers a unique and beautiful experience for our visitors wanting to escape the more popular Park Beach and Jetty beaches.

It’s not unusual to see a small, intimate wedding around the Bay or for wildlife lovers we would recommend spending some time on the headland as there is a high chance to see a wallaby or one of our resident echidnas.

  • We had a wonderful time. What a beautiful cottage! We will never forget this trip. Thank you very much and we appreciate your kindness.

    Yoshinori Tanaka
  • Never had a better place to stay and never before have we been more welcome. THANK YOU…..;-)) EVERYTHING ….. a 110% percent thought-out concept, from the handwritten greeting card to the toy selection for our little ones. It lacks of NOTHING for big and small ….. a DREAM ….. THANKS, Thank You …. ;-))) Disappointed that we did not find the cottage earlier and we could not extend!

    The Bellmann Family – Germany
  • Dear Jason & Lisa,

    Such a wonderful place with everything that one requires for a memorable holiday with family. Your house is a home and we wished we could have stayed longer. The amount of detail and effort is remarkable. Thank you!

    Sharon and Family
  • Hi Jason & Lisa,

    We had a wonderful time here for the past 3 nights! It’s a beautiful, relaxing house. The books and DVD’s were great as it poured with rain. Hope we can visit again.

    Sarah & Mary (Sisters from Paynesville, NSW)
  • We enjoyed our stay @ Digger’s Beach Cottage and we will definitely be back! From the time we walked in we felt right at home. The whole cottage is modern from the kitchen to the bathrooms. The linen that was provided was clean and crisp and we received a beautiful welcome basket which was a nice touch.

    Beautiful cottage and highly recommended!!!

    Gretta
  • This place really is a home away from home. I stayed with a friend and we immediately fell in love with the cottage. It was modern and clean with a warm homely feel. Lisa and Jason have created such a beautiful ambiance from the personal welcome note to the modern decor. Staying at the cottage was such a pleasure that I cannot wait to return. I highly recommend staying at this amazing cottage.

    Trish
  • We have had a wonderful stay here at Diggers Beach!!! We want to stay forever! 🙂 Thank you for everything, this house is amazing and we can’t wait to come back again.

    Col, Rhiannon & Family
  • Thank you for having us!

    We absolutely loved having some time in the cottage. You have literally thought of everything and it was a pleasure for us to stay. Thanks again, your generosity and attention to detail has blown us away. Looking forward to staying again and again!

    Tanya & Dean from Broadbeach
  • Thank you very much!

    The cottage is wonderfully set up – as an architect and a designer + hospitality host, we are impressed!

    Peter & Gillian – darlingstreetapartments.com.au
  • Hi Jason & Lisa,

    We had a lovely stay – thanks so much! I’m sure we will be back – perhaps a quick HSC break later in the year. Such a well thought out escape!

    Pip & Paul
  • Hi Jason & Lisa

    Thanks for having us! We are travelling North to Cedar Pocket to get married, and this was a perfect stop over. It is such a beautiful and relaxing home. We look forward to staying at your holiday rental again.

    Christopher & Lauren
  • Thank you for opening the doors to your beautiful home for us. We thoroughly enjoyed it and loved every bit of it. You have made this home with a lot of love and care and it clearly shows. So much thought and effort has been put in every corner of the house that it gives you the fuzzy feeling inside. We can’t wait to be back.

    (Sanam, Kanishk & family, SYDNEY)

  • Coffs is a stunning part of Australia and Diggers Beach Cottage is fabulous! The location was perfect – we enjoyed exploring the coastal walks, the beautiful beaches and the stunning coastline. Everything we needed and more was beautifully provided for in the cottage – it was truly a home away from home experience.

    The thought and care you take to present the cottage at an exemplary level was appreciated and thoroughly enjoyed.

    Our warmest thanks xx

    Rebecca & Fred – South Australia
  • A fabulous cottage, just gorgeous!

    Many Thanks

    Louise, Barrie, Bruce and Rae – New Zealand
  • Dear Jason & Lisa,

    Thank you for the delightful welcome gift and having us as guests at the cottage.  Our stay was very pleasant though too brief.  Your house is exceptionally neat and clean and it truly felt like a home away from home.

    Best Regards

    Nazeem & family

    Nazeem – Cape Town
  • “Loved this place from the moment we walked in. The property was perfect in every way and had a lovely cosy feel to it. Excellent furnishings and fittings, warm and cosy and spotlessly clean, close to beaches and coastal walk and all the attractions. Would definitely recommend to family and friends. Hosts were very friendly & helpful. Toys and kids games were an added bonus for families with young kids like mine.”

    Ruvina

  • Thank you so much for everything! We were all very impressed with how everything is kept. We hope that we can come again one day. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    Rodriegves Family
  • “The house was very clean, modern, luxuriously appointed, beautifully decorated, excellent appliances, comfy beds, and lovely gardens. Close to the beach, a Fun Park, and a shopping centre.”

    Many thanks Lisa & Jason

    Leigh

    Leigh
  • Thank you for a wonderful stay here at Diggers Beach Cottage. What an amazing place! As a child I used to come here every summer and stay at Park Beach but swim at Diggers. This trip brought back so many happy memories and I would love to return again with little Theodore now that we know we have such a fantastic place to stay!

    Penelope, Chris, Theo, John & Alanna
  • Hi Jason & Lisa,

    Thank you for a wonderful 5 nights at Diggers Beach Cottage! You have thought of everything for the cottage.

    All was fantastic. Many thanks again.

    Vince & Julie

    Vince & Julie – United Kingdom
  • We can’t fault this place. It’s like a home away from home! We especially enjoyed the full kitchen that was equipped with everything we needed. Another highlight was the luxurious bathrooms with big rain showers! We wish we could have stayed longer!

    Nathan – NSW
  • Big, cosy house, perfectly clean and friendly for those who want to cook something at home or do some laundry. There was more than enough pillows and blankets to keep us warm. Thank you for the beautiful stay. It was a pleasant surprise to find some games and toys as my daughter finally had something to play with after our 2 week trip!

    Candice – Singapore
  • Your beautiful holiday house felt like a ‘home’ away from home. It has to be the most well appointed house that we have ever stayed in. We felt very special to arrive to find all the little ‘extras’.

    Many thanks.

    Julie, Robert, Zoe & Scott – Port Macquarie
  • Exceeded expectations, this was an amazing property, a real home away from home. The attention to detail was outstanding.

    Wendy
  • Thank you so very much for this beautiful, clean and fully stocked cottage!!  We wish we could have stayed longer. Enjoy these biscuits from Canada.

    The Franks Family – Canada
  • An extremely stylish renovation of a character cottage, spacious and very well equipped. Diggers Beach is lovely and only a very short walk away. Would highly recommend for the discerning traveller.

    Louise – Auckland
  • We enjoyed our stay in Diggers beach cottage! Very neat, stylish, nicely renovated home which has everything you need! Linen and towels were so nice and fresh! There has been a lot of thought put into this house to ensure that guests are very comfortable! There are so many board games and books that we were able to have nice family evenings free of iPhones and iPads! Thank you very much for our holiday!

    Erwin and Olga
  • Jason & Lisa,

    What a lovely house! We have so enjoyed our 2 nights. All the ‘inclusions & treats’ were very much appreciated. So very well stocked!

    Thank you again.

    Bill & Pauline
  • Hi Jason & Lisa,

    The stay here has been amazing – your home is beautiful, thank you so much for all the little extras. It made the stay very welcoming. I will recommend this place to my friends.

    Thank you!

    Terrie, Ken, Vicki & Neil – Dundaloo Support Services
  • We had the most incredible stay. The house is so beautiful, it looks like something off Pinterest. The hosts have thought of everything down to books, dvd’s, games, washing powder and sauces. The house is so well equipped. The welcome package and handwritten note was a beautiful touch. When I return to Coffs there is nowhere else I would stay. Recommend it for friend groups or families. It has it all.

    Sinead – Ireland
  • What can I say, but…FANTASTIC. What a place. It was only two nights, as we had time constraints, but next time it will be longer. Just a brilliant place, and the appeal and cleanliness was the best of any place we have ever stayed in, anywhere in the world, and that is not a figure of speech either.

    Everything anyone could want is in the cottage. The area is quiet, friendly and knowledgeable neighbours, yet so close to shopping centre and of course the beach.

    Many thanks for having such an amazing place, and also making the check in process so simple. What a hidden gem this place is.

    Brian & Heather – Queensland

  • “Easy access, great communication with hosts prior to arrival, clean and comfortable, well equipped, great location”

    Deni.

  • Your home was such a dream to stay in.

    Thank you so much for a well cleaned and maintained home. We all had such a wonderful time staying. Hopefully we will be back again soon!

    Teghan, Chris & Andrew
  • We just wanted to let you know that we had a great weekend.

    The cottage was excellent you thought of everything (even a champagne stopper) and we really appreciated the little extra little things that made our stay special.

    Thank you so much.

    Janet’s Group Alstonville – 60th birthday celebrations
  • For a first time booking privately I wasn’t sure what to expect. Communication and booking was simple and easy. The electronic door code was great as we had no keys to lose or worry about. The little extra personal touches made it even better. The house is amazing, very clean, with everything you need at your fingertips. Great location as the beach is a 2 minute walk. Thank-you, we will be back!

    Melisa – Armidale
  • Thank you so so much! This home is stunning.

    See you again soon.

    The Shoebridge Fam xxx

    The Shoebridge Family
  • We have loved every second of our stay here in your beautiful cottage. We could not find one thing that we didn’t love. We will definitely be back again soon. An absolute 10/10 for our stay.

    Matt & Jess
  • Well appointed cottage with tasteful decor and quality inclusions. Travelling on business with a young family, we couldn’t have asked for much more. The hosts have catered for young children with age appropriate games, books and DVD’s, and even cutlery! Plus the BBQ was cleaner than new!!

    Greg
  • Hi Jason and Lisa,

    Thank you so much for your kind welcome gift. We have had such a wonderful time here and enjoyed the cottage, beach, just everything so much. You have both done such a great job of making the cottage so complete, artistic and “homely”.

    Thank you so much again.

     

    Jeni, Paul, Bob, Jono and Prue – Lismore
  • Check in was super easy, excellent communication from the owners as I was travelling with an elderly relative. Nearby Diggers Beach was beautiful and the house was perfect. Every little detail had been considered right down to complimentary snacks on arrival. Quiet and peaceful surroundings but close to the town for restaurants and shopping. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone visiting the area.

    Lisa – Lyneham
  • Diggers Beach is absolutely delightful! Thank you so much for all the little personal touches. Beds were wonderful as were the showers! We come down about 3 times a year to bring our son to a scout camp so will book your cottage every time!

    Michael & Simone
  • Very beautiful house and lovely owner. Thank you so much for everything, we loved walking to the beach and spending time there. We love the place so much.

    Yuanyuan – Sunnybank
  • Thank you so much for such lovely accommodation. We loved everything and had a super time. Your cottage is beautiful with such thoughtful detailing. We shall certainly be back.

    Syd, Judy, Linda and Neil
  • Thank you for all of your special touches for our beautiful accommodation. We really enjoyed our time here.

    Carmen & Greg
  • Hands down one of the best places we have ever stayed in. Lisa and Jason were beyond brilliant hosts, and the house is pristine with every little detail and touch considered. Location is phenomenal, literally 100m from one of the most beautiful beaches in Australia. Coffs is a fantastic holiday destination. We will definitely return to this listing, in fact we can’t wait!

    Chris – Narrabeen, Sydney
  • I don’t usually write reviews as we travel a lot but our stay was so enjoyable I just had to put in one. Lisa was great to communicate with throughout the booking process and went above and beyond to organise cot, high chair and toys for our daughter. When we arrived we were instantly impressed by the location, layout, functionality and thoughtfulness into everything. We felt instantly at home with the decor and styling, even christmas decorations too! There were awesome cookbooks (which my wife loved, a nice collection of DVD’S (and a very cozy couch to go with the TV), boxes of toys and board games, a brilliant BBQ which made my culinary skills good for once, and even beach toys. The bathrooms are modern with beautiful towels and toiletries supplied. We spent a lot of time sitting and eating at the outdoor entertainment area which was surrounded by lovely gardenias and other beautiful plants and flowers. The location was ideal as it was very quiet and very close to the surf beaches which was great as I surfed a couple of breaks nearby. We spent a fair bit of time at Diggers Beach and on the massive lawn at the front of Aanuka Beach Resort which was great to run around and play on. All in all this was an amazing place and Lisa and Jason are absolutely amazing hosts. They have made it easy to appreciate the beautiful cottage. We will definitely be back! A big thank you guys!

    Chao & Kate
  • Straight from the pages of a designer homes magazine with every facility included. The short walk to the most beautiful beach more than makes up for not having a pool. Lovely hosts. Could not have asked for anything more.

    Anita – Great Britain
  • “The property was immaculate and felt like home. The lovely hosts provided everything possible to make the stay comfortable and entertaining.”

    Mimi & Co.

  • Thank you so very much for your beautiful home. We loved staying here, it’s a gorgeous place. We would love to come back and stay longer with our husbands and really enjoy the great location. Thanks again.

    Caryn ( Sydney)
  • My new husband and I stayed at Diggers Beach Cottage on the first leg of our honeymoon. It was the perfect balance of luxury accommodation and the comforts of home. The renovations were obviously well thought out, with the design and amenities suited all of our needs. The house was beautiful, clean and well kept. The lounge and the beds were extremely comfortable. We have even taken some notes as to what we would love in our dream home. The property was well situated – a few streets off the highway, so away from the busy roads – but close enough to the beach, shops, and restaurants.
    Thanks also for the little touches. We have just driven 4 1/2 hours from the Hunter Valley where we were married, and it has made the start of our honeymoon feel so special.
    Kind regards
    Chelsea & Alex
    Honeymoon Heaven
  • Thank you for sharing and preparing this wonderful home.  We loved the attention to detail and the chocolates topped it off!

    Job well done, will definitely recommend Diggers Beach Cottage.

    Karen, Jeff, Rei, Mary & Scott
  • The Diggers Beach Cottage would have to be one of the best places that we have ever stayed at. Not only is this place clean and comfortable it goes above and beyond with particular attention to detail. It really sits within luxury accommodation but comes at an affordable price. It was just the little things that we were able to use at the cottage that made a massive difference. A lot of thought has been put into the cottage which makes it stand a head above any accommodation that we have stayed at. Well done Lisa and Jason and thank you very much for providing a superior product, it really made our stay in Coffs Harbour a 10/10 experience.

    The Fraser Family
  • Thank you very much for sharing your beautiful home with us. It is absolutely stunning. Everything needed was supplied and beautifully presented. We will definitely be back and will recommend to our friends.

    Simone & Gang
  • What a home! We loved our stay at Coffs! Everything about the home was perfect and we loved everything about it….stylish, clean, homely, great comfy beds, lovely small touches with everything we needed from bathroom amenities and soaps to extras in the kitchen. Couldn’t have asked for anything more and we definitely felt refreshed and rejuvenated for the next part of our journey!

    Linda
  • As a family we loved it! Location was perfect for the wedding we attended down the road. Close to the beach, shopping centre, Big Banana etc. The cottage was spacious, clean, had everything we needed and more! Beautifully decorated and modern with a lovely homey feel…better than living at home. The outdoor area and garden is beautiful. We absolutely loved our stay but wished it was longer.

    Selina