Cooks River - Beach in Sydney International Airport Rockdale NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Cooks River NSW

The once migratory mouth of the Cooks River is now trained by two rock walls 100 m apart at the entrance. The northern wall joins to a seawall backed by the old control tower for Sydney airport. Wedged in between the end of the seawall and the wall for the... Read more

The once migratory mouth of the Cooks River is now trained by two rock walls 100 m apart at the entrance. The northern wall joins to a seawall backed by the old control tower for Sydney airport. Wedged in between the end of the seawall and the wall for the western airport runway is a 300 m long south-facing beach (BB 9) (Fig. 4.254). This is a low energy, reflective beach facing south along the runway, with planes continuously taking off and landing adjacent to its eastern end. The low gradient sandy beach is backed by a small low vegetated dune, then a gated road. It can be accessed off General Holmes Drive between 5am and 10pm daily, with access from a large car park located on the western seawall.

Swimming

Lady Robinsons Beach is one of the most popular in Sydney, offering usually calm conditions, as well as four tidal pools, backed in places by extensive parks. The tidal pools at Dolls Point and Sandringham are more difficult to access but also heavily used by locals.

Surfing

None.

Fishing

The rock groynes are the most popular location.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.

Information


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.

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