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Greenhills - North Cronulla

Beach PATROLLED PATROLLED
Beach Number:
nsw334
Includes Beaches:
Greenhills - North Cronulla Greenhills Wanda Elouera North Cronulla
State/Region:
NSW - Greenhills Beach
Post Code:
2231
General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach

Bate Bay houses Sydney's longest beach at 4.8 km in length. It offers good surf and four patrolled areas in the south, with the wilderness of the Greenhills Beach and dunes in the north. The beach sweeps in an arc beginning at Pimelwi Rocks at Boat Harbour, first trending northeast, then east, swinging to the southeast along the patrolled areas of Wanda, Elouera and North Cronulla, followed by the smaller Cronulla Beach section.

The northern 3.5 km is called Greenhills, after the once green sand dunes, and is accessible only by 4WD via Kurnell, or on foot. In the south however, it's a different matter with the suburban railway terminating at Cronulla Station, just 600 m from North Cronulla Beach. In fact Cronulla is the only beach you can reach by train in all of Sydney, which no doubt adds to its popularity. Behind the 1.5 km of beach between North Cronulla and Wanda are several car parks, parks and the usual beachfront facilities, as well as the three surf clubs. The beach ends in the south at the low rocks that separate it from the smaller Cronulla Beach.

Swimming

See each individual beach section for details.

Surfing

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Fishing

While professional fishermen use nets off the northern section, the best beach fishing in the south where the rips produce good, deep gutters, and off the swimming pool.

General

This long beach from Greenhills to North Cronulla offers three surf clubs in the south, fronted by strong rips, with wave height gradually decreasing to the north as do the crowds. Most people prefer the more crowded south where the surf and all amenities are provided, particularly if coming by car, where they are joined by surfers arriving by train. For solitude head north.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Bus Bus
  • Train Train
  • Passenger ferry Passenger ferry

SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

 

PATROL INFORMATION

Patrol Information
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Sutherland Shire Council Lifeguard Service
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Sutherland Shire Council Lifeguard Service
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Sutherland Shire Council Lifeguard Service
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STATISTICS

July 2014 - June 2015

Rescues:
10
First Aids:
9
Preventative Actions:
146

The following organisations contribute to the above totals: North Cronulla SLSC Elouera SLSC

Hazards

Service Providers

SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

WEATHER

Today 20° wind SSE/6 km/h

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CANTERBURY AWS (16 km) issued at Thu 23 Oct 20:30 (EST)

WATER

19

Issued at Thu, October 23 13:00

SWELL FORECAST

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Greenhills Beach issued at Wed, October 22 23:00 (EST)

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UV INDEX

9

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TODAY'S TIDE

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