The Observatory Holiday Apartments
If resort life is a complete turn-off, The Observatory provides modern holiday rentals with private kitchenettes and balconies. They’re located just moments from a curved strip of sand known as Jetty Beach, while the marina, markets, restaurants and shops are also nearby. You don’t need to forgo all the luxuries of a resort, though, there’s a shared dipping pool with a welcome shaded spot to protect you from the sun. If you want to explore, there’s free parking and Coffs Harbour Railway Station is a two-minute stroll away.