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Cronulla

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

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 14/04 Tue 15/04 Wed 16/04 Thu 17/04 Fri 18/04 Sat 19/04 Sun 20/04
Cronulla SLSC
          09:00
- 16:00
09:00
- 16:00
Sutherland Shire Lifeguard Service
08:00
- 16:30
08:00
- 16:30
08:00
- 16:30
08:00
- 16:30
08:00
- 16:30
08:00
- 16:30
08:00
- 16:30

STATISTICS

July 2013 - June 2014

Rescues:
8
First Aids:
89
Preventative Actions:
386

The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Cronulla 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 13° wind NNW/6 km/h

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CANTERBURY AWS (17 km) issued at Sun 20 Apr 07:30 (EST)

WATER

23

Issued at Sun, April 20 07:00

SWELL FORECAST

Saturday
Sunday
Monday
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • AM
  • PM
  • SE
    2 m
  • SSE
    1.3 m
  • S
    1 m
  • SSE
    0.8 m
  • SSE
    0.7 m

Cronulla issued at Sat, April 19 22:00 (EST)

UV INDEX

5

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TODAY'S TIDE

  • Low
    6:07
    0.40m
  • High
    12:08
    1.35m
  • Low
    17:46
    0.59m
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Botany Bay issued at Sun, April 20 00:00 (Local Time)

WARNINGS

TODAY'S RADAR

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