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.