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Smugglers on the Beach

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Fabulous place to stay. Wonderful helpful staff. Clean and very comfortable. Beautiful sounds of the ocean from the balcony. 5 min Dive from town and shops. Definitely stay again and would recommend to all my friends:) . Thank you

Good 2 bedrooms, clean and comfortable. unfortunately hot water system was not working 3 out of 6 nights of our stay. good thing, reception tried to have the situation rectified asap, however had to use other apartments for showers. A fair distance from Coffs Harbour town, a car is definetly required to get around and out. If you r happy to stay in the apartment, go walking or pool side, no car is required. Good clifftop walk.

Perfect location for families! We stayed for 2 nights visiting family in the area and were pleasantly surprised. The rooms are clean, well sized and private. The facilities are excellent, great pool and half size tennis court. BBQ area is great also with the beach a short walk away. Our only regret is that when we tried to extend our stay it was booked out. We will return!

A great place to stay with family, so quiet! Apartments are so clean and they have everything you could wish for! Staff are friendly and kids loved the pool and tennis court, there has clearly been a lot of thought put into what visitors would need for a perfect stay! Thanks Smugglers on the beach!

Had stayed here for 1 night previously, really liked it so went back this time for a week. Did not disappoint!! Such a lovely place, beautiful resort style pool, great camp kitchen in pool area, lush tropical gardens surround the pool area. 2 bedroom unit was spacious and very clean, home away from home. Completely self contained, had everything you could possibly need. Situated right near the beach, great beach fishing, swimming, walks on the beach. Only 10 mins to main part of Coffs. Highly recommend and we will definitely be going back! 😊

We stopped here for two nights recently. As the other reviews say - it is very secluded and if you want to really go anywhere you need to drive - unless you just want to go to the beach out the front. Rooms are a little tired now - but clean. WiFi is very poor - don’t rely on this If you’re using it to break up your journey as you travel up/down the coast - one night in Coffs would suffice

My husband and I stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment with his parents and our young daughter for 3 nights. We were very impressed with both the apartment and the resort's facilities. The pool area was lovely and it was nice to walk straight out onto the beach for a walk along the rocks.

I stayed in 3 bedroom spa bath room at Smuggler's on the Beach and the room was impeccable. It was clean, spacious and had ample cooling for the relatively hot days we had (30 degrees celsius). It's right on the beach as well, with a 1 minute walk to either beach entrance. The spa bath was fantastic. I did however experience one small issue, the hot water in my room was a little inconsistent. The first day I had no hot water. However, I don't blame the facilities, but rather the fact that the 3 other units sharing the hot water system used all of the hot water and there was none available for me at around 11am on my first day. It wasn't even enough of an issue for me to lower my rating. I have stayed at Smugglers on the Beach several times. I used to drive from Brissy to Sydney all the time, and I would always stop at Coffs and at stay at Smugglers. One time I was unable to make my stay because of a car accident, and they gave me a free stay the next time (since I had already paid). I used to stay there with my Dad too, and unfortunately he recently passed due to cancer, it was really nice to be able to stay there and remember the fun times we had in Coffs Harbour. They have a pool, and excellent BBQ facilities. Overall, it's a fantastic place to stay right on the beach. It's very chill, and relaxing.

Husband and I travelling on Motor Bikes booked Smugglers for a 2 day stopover. The price was great as it was before the school holidays. The apartment was fantastic, huge bedroom with ensuite, lounge, dining and good kitchen with all appliances. We had a ground floor garden/ pool side unit. When sitting at our little table and chairs outside you would think you were the only people in the place. BBQ area and pool were fantastic, huge hooded Bbq with full size fridge and plenty of bench space to prepare with 2 x 6 seater tables to use. Free laundry (good for us on bikes). Half court tennis, plenty of games, books and magazines to borrow. An 80m walk to what seemed like your own beach.

This is our 2nd stay here and it has been as wonderful as our 1st I only have one complaint please abolish the smoking outside your apartment. For the 5 nights we stayed every night we had to retreat indoors for the smell of smoke wofting in from the apartments on either side otherwise great!!

36 Sandy Beach Road Korora Korora NSW

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Business center

Smugglers on the Beach places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Solitary Island Aquarium and Big Banana Fun Park. This 4-star apartment welcomes guests with 16 rooms and conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Also nearby are Diggers Beach and Tabatinga Family Fun Centre.


The 16 air-conditioned apartments feature kitchens and balconies or patios. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 48-inch LCD TVs with digital channels and DVD players. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include coffee makers, phones, and ironing boards.

Property features

Guests of Smugglers on the Beach have access to an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and an outdoor tennis court. If you drive, put free parking to good use. Front-desk staff can assist with luggage storage and tours/tickets. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and free newspapers.

Room options

One Bedroom Apartment

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Two Bedroom Apartment

Queen 1 | Sleeps 6

Two Bedroom Spa Apartment

Full 2 | Sleeps 6

Three Bedroom Spa Apartment

Full 3 | Sleeps 8

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

87.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 416 reviews