Coffs Harbour’s Diggers Beach is a pristine, protected beach popular with families and surfers. We have loved playing on the sand, but have found a better place to swim than in the ocean!

Swimming out the front of Aanuka, January 2011
A fresh water creek runs in front of the Aanuka Resort, so we swam in there instead of the ocean.

Calista on Diggers Beach, January 2011
Diggers Beach is one of Coffs Harbour's best family beaches. We liked finding interesting rounded stones.

Aisha on Diggers Beach, January 2011
Aisha still eats sand. "I spit out the rocks," she says.

Playing at Diggers Beach, January 2011
We've had lovely weather for beach play!

Playing in the water at Diggers Beach, January 2011
Sarah inspired me to try taking Delaney into the water while she was still in the sling. This freshwater creek was the perfect place to do so.

Brioni at Diggers Beach, January 2011
Brioni likes arranging rocks in artistic ways.

Rocks at Diggers Beach, January 2011
She dug out these little piles with a flat rock and then enlisted Calista and David to collect little stones to cap each tiny sculpture.

Sculpture at Diggers Beach, January 2011
I love discovering Brioni's beautiful artistry — she's very creative!

Goanna at Diggers Beach, January 2011
We were visited by this goanna around lunchtime. David said it was partial to our homemade bread buns with peanut butter and honey — but it didn't eat the crusts!

Calista at Diggers Beach, January 2011
When we walked closer to the ocean, Calista liked playing in the rock pools.

Aisha at Diggers Beach, January 2011
Aisha liked sitting in the pools too.

Playing at Diggers Beach, January 2011
Brioni drew elaborate pictures of "a playground for grown-ups".

The track at Diggers Beach, January 2011
The track up Diggers Headland is really easy to walk along.

Walking up the Diggers Headland track, January 2011
We followed the track to see what we could find.

Diggers Headland, January 2011
The very tip of the headland reached into the sea.

Diggers Headland, January 2011
In calmer seas, the base of the headland would provide great snorkelling opportunities.

Standing at Diggers Headland, January 2011
We were almost blown away by the winds.

We love embracing a variety of environments. This time at the beach has been especially good because it’s so close to the house where we’re staying — where hot showers and soft beds await. What a blessing!