Cronulla Beach, Sydney, Australia

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Cronulla Beach is located at Cronulla in the Sutherland Shire of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (it is also called South Cronulla). Cronulla Park meets up to the beach with the Pavillion and Surf Life Saving Club situated at the southern end.

Cronulla Park meets up to the beach with the Pavillion and Surf Life Saving Club situated at the southern end.

It is a patrolled beach with local council life guards and Cronulla SLSC (surf lifesaving club) lifesavers.

There are rock pools for swimming at the northern end, between Cronulla and North Cronulla Beaches.

The area between South and North Cronulla Beach is known as “The Alley” which has a path between both beaches and access to the rock pools.

The beaches of Cronulla Stretch all the way up bast Elouera, Wanda Beach and Green Hills.

Big Surf at The Alley Cronulla Beach Sydney NSW
Big Surf rolling in from the Alley at Cronulla over the rock pools. Photography by Matt Dobson

To the southern end is the Esplanade that takes you around Cronulla Point giving you a view of Shark Island and goes on to Shelley Beach.

Getting to Cronulla Beach by Car, Bus or Train

Cronulla Beach is one of the only beaches in Sydney you can travel to by train. Cronulla train station is a brief 5-minute walk from the beach. You can find train and bus timetables from Transport NSW.

It is a 40-minute drive south of Sydney’s city centre and a 1-hour drive north of Wollongong.

You can also catch a ferry from Gunnammatta Bay to Bundeena in the Royal National Park.


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Accommodation in Cronulla

Accommodation around Cronulla varies from the Eventhouse (formerly the ridges) to apartments at The Quest or for those on a budget Cronulla Backpackers.

There are also a few B&Bs and Guest houses around Cronulla that you can find here.


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