Coney Beach is known as being the beach in front of the fairground. It is well sheltered from Westerly winds by the harbour wall and Pier. It works well when Rest Bay is blown out and messy.
Great for beginners, as the closer to the harbour wall you get, the smaller the surf. There is always sand on this beach even on the biggest of tides.
Best avoided as the Rip travels down the beach from the Pier and onto the rocks on the left hand side of the beach.
Half tide to High Tide
The best time for Surfing. The size of the surf usually drops quickly on a dropping tide though.
1st Hour of Incoming Tide
Seldom any good. A very strong longshore drift soon takes you across the beach onto the rocks.
The rest of the Incoming Tide
The best time. If the weather is very bad, there is an outgoing rip very close to the harbour wall and another close to the rocks.