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Greenhills - North Cronulla

UNPATROLLED BEACH
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 (Highly hazardous)

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

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

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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

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.

    Last updated: 29/06/2007 15:05:31

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    There is no beach service this week.

    STATISTICS

    July 2015 - June 2016

    Rescues:
    324
    First Aids:
    217
    Preventative Actions:
    4855

    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

    Sat, 25 Jun 10:00 pm

    SYDNEY AP (6 km)


    Clear.
    8.30 °C
    W/26 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
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    16° 16° 16° 10° 18° 10° 18° 16°

    WATER

    19

    Issued at Sat, 25 Jun 14:02

    SWELL FORECAST

    Saturday
    Sunday
    Monday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • WSW
      30 km/h
      2.2m
    • SW
      24 km/h
      2.4m
    • W
      17 km/h
      2m
    • WNW
      12 km/h
      2m
    • WNW
      13 km/h
      2m
    • WSW
      18 km/h
      1.4m
    • SSW
      33 km/h
    • SW
      23 km/h

    Kurnell issued at Fri, 24 Jun 18:56

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore early in the morning.
    Swell:
    Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres around midday.
    Seas:
    2 to 3 metres.
    Weather:
    Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower offshore, near zero chance elsewhere. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

    UV INDEX

    2



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • low
      05:46
      0.31m
    • high
      11:53
      1.31m
    • low
      17:29
      0.54m
    • high
      23:50
      1.64m

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    Port Hacking issued at Sat, 25 Jun 22:20

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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