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CRONULLA

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Beach Number:
nsw335
State/Region:
NSW Cronulla
Post Code:
2230
General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 ( Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
Blackwoods (0.3km) North Cronulla (0.4km) Gunnamatta Pool (0.4km) Gunnamatta Park (0.5km) Shelly (0.7km)

Beach

Cronulla Beach (NSW 335) is located at the southern more protected end of Bate Bay. It is bordered by 300 m of rocks to the north, which separate it from North Cronulla, and the beginning of the 10-20 m high rocky shore of the Cronulla Peninsula to the south. The curving 200 m long beach, faces east and receives waves lowered to about 1 m, which maintain a usually continuous attached bar, with rips more likely against the northern rocks. The beach is backed by a sloping grassy reserve, with the Cronulla SLSC (formed in 1907) located in the southern corner (Fig. 4.262). The backing area is densely developed, with the Cronulla train station just 300 m to the west. As a result this is a very popular beach.

Swimming

A popular beach with usually low waves, however on average 100 people require rescuing each year, so the occasional rips can create problems. A rock pool is located on the northern rocks.

Surfing

Under normal conditions Cronulla has a low shorebreak, however during higher waves Cronulla Point has a series of surfable reefs. The inner reef starts to break at 2 m, the second at 3 m and the third at 4 m plus. Above 2 m this is a solid, hard right for only the experienced. Further along the rocks is Sandshoes, a rock ledge that throws a short right. Finally 150 m off the point is Shark Island, a rocky reef that can provide very hollow lefts and rights if you don't mind the rocks.

Fishing

Usually a quiet beach with safer rocks, and a place to head during heavy southerly conditions.

Parking

Type:
Formal parking area
Surface:
Sealed
Spaces:
100

Location

Information Symbols

  • Toilets Toilets
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Disabled Toilets Disabled Toilets
  • Dressing shed Dressing shed
  • Dressing shed Dressing shed
  • Showers Showers
  • Pool Pool
  • Rock pool Rock pool
  • Kiosk Kiosk
  • Park Park
  • Picnic Picnic
  • Shade Shade
  • Playground Playground
  • Natural shade Natural shade
  • Mobile Phone Coverage Mobile Phone Coverage
  • Parking Parking
  • Groyne Groyne
  • Bus Bus
  • Train Train

Regulation Symbols

  • Shared Footway Shared Footway
  • Surfcraft Prohibited Surfcraft Prohibited
  • Dog Litter Must be Picked Up Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
  • No Cats or Dogs No Cats or Dogs
  • No Dogs Allowed No Dogs Allowed

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 27/07 Tue 28/07 Wed 29/07 Thu 30/07 Fri 31/07 Sat 1/08 Sun 2/08
Sutherland Shire Lifeguard Service
07:30
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15:30
07:30
-
15:30
07:30
-
15:30
07:30
-
15:30
07:30
-
15:30
07:30
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15:30
07:30
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15:30

STATISTICS

July 2015 - June 2016

Rescues:
74
First Aids:
139
Preventative Actions:
581

The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Cronulla SLSC Sutherland Shire 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

Today 15° SSW/26.00 km/h

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SYDNEY AP (8 km) issued at Tue 28 Jul 12:30

WATER

18

Issued at Mon, July 27 14:12

SWELL FORECAST

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • S
    1.5 m
  • S
    1.5 m
  • S
    1.1 m
  • SSE
    0.8 m
  • S
    0.6 m

Cronulla issued at Tue, July 28 04:47

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UV INDEX

3

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • High
    05:26
    1.28m
  • Low
    11:10
    0.54m
  • High
    17:50
    1.71m
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Botany Bay issued at Tue, July 28 00:00

WARNINGS

TODAY'S RADAR

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