Skip to Content

Greenhills - North Cronulla

Beach PATROLLED PATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
nsw334
Includes Beaches:
greenhills wanda elouera north cronulla
State/Region:
NSW Kurnell
Post Code:
2231
Length:
4.8km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Extremely hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
cronulla  (1.3km) blackwoods  (1.5km) gunnamatta pool  (1.7km) gunnamatta park  (1.7km) shelly  (1.9km)

Today's Hazards

Beach Status

OPEN

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

See each individual beach section for details.

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

Regulation Symbols

    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
      Mon 01/02 Tue 02/02 Wed 03/02 Thu 04/02 Fri 05/02 Sat 06/02 Sun 07/02
    North Cronulla SLSC
    09:00
    -
    18:00
    09:00
    -
    18:00
    Sutherland Shire Council Lifeguard Service
    08:00
    -
    17:30
    08:00
    -
    17:30
    08:00
    -
    17:30
    08:00
    -
    17:30
    08:00
    -
    17:30
    08:00
    -
    17:30
    08:00
    -
    17:30
    Elouera SLSC
    09:00
    -
    18:00
    09:00
    -
    18:00
    Sutherland Shire Council Lifeguard Service
    08:00
    -
    17:30
    08:00
    -
    17:30
    08:00
    -
    17:30
    08:00
    -
    17:30
    08:00
    -
    17:30
    08:00
    -
    17:30
    08:00
    -
    17:30
    Wanda SLSC Inc
    09:00
    -
    18:00
    09:00
    -
    18:00
    Sutherland Shire Council Lifeguard Service
    08:00
    -
    17:30
    08:00
    -
    17:30
    08:00
    -
    17:30
    08:00
    -
    17:30
    08:00
    -
    17:30
    08:00
    -
    17:30
    08:00
    -
    17:30

    STATISTICS

    July 2015 - June 2016

    Rescues:
    222
    First Aids:
    119
    Preventative Actions:
    3609

    The following organisations contribute to the above totals: North Cronulla SLSC Sutherland Shire Council Lifeguard Service Elouera SLSC Sutherland Shire Council Lifeguard Service Wanda SLSC Inc Sutherland Shire Council Lifeguard Service

    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

    Sun, 07 Feb 02:00 pm

    SYDNEY AP (6 km)


    Partly cloudy.
    24.30 °C
    S/22 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    SunMonTueWedThuFri
    25° 21° 25° 21° 25° 21° 26° 20° 25° 22° 25° 21°

    WATER

    24

    Issued at Sat, 06 Feb 15:03

    SWELL FORECAST

    Sunday
    Monday
    Tuesday
    Wednesday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • S
      14 km/h
      1.9m
    • SE
      13 km/h
      1.6m
    • SSW
      17 km/h
      1.4m
    • SSE
      21 km/h
      1.4m
    • S
      21 km/h
      1.6m
    • SSE
      18 km/h
      1.3m
    • SW
      8 km/h
      1.1m
    • ENE
      14 km/h
      1.1m

    Kurnell issued at Sat, 06 Feb 19:11

    more
    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
    Swell:
    Southeasterly 2 metres, tending easterly 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1.5 metres around midday.
    Seas:
    Below 1 metre.
    Weather:
    Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower. Caution: Deceptively powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing, easing during the day.

    UV INDEX

    12



    more

    TODAY'S TIDE

    • Low
      01:39
      0.45m
    • High
      08:11
      1.79m
    • Low
      14:48
      0.30m
    • High
      20:43
      1.41m

    more

    Botany Bay issued at Sun, 07 Feb 00:00

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

    There are currently no events for this beach.
    Create Event

    What's On

    Create Event
    Back to top