Cronulla - Beach in Cronulla Sutherland Shire NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Cronulla NSW

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... Read more

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.

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Patrolled Patrolled Today Change Day

Cronulla SLSC

Mon

15/10

Tue

16/10

Wed

17/10

Thu

18/10

Fri

19/10

Sat

20/10

Sun

21/10

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-

-

-

-

09:00 - 16:00

09:00 - 16:00

Sutherland Shire Lifeguard Service

Mon

15/10

Tue

16/10

Wed

17/10

Thu

18/10

Fri

19/10

Sat

20/10

Sun

21/10

08:00 - 17:30

08:00 - 17:30

08:00 - 17:30

08:00 - 17:30

08:00 - 17:30

08:00 - 17:30

08:00 - 17:30

Information

About

Cronulla, NSW 2230

Length:
0.3km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw335

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • High surf
    High surf
  • Large unexpected waves
    Large unexpected waves
  • Heavy shorebreak
    Heavy shorebreak
  • Gutters
    Gutters
  • Fixed rips
    Fixed rips
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Shallow Water
    Shallow Water
  • Submerged Objects
    Submerged Objects
  • Rocks
    Rocks
  • Slippery rocks
    Slippery rocks
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

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

Regulation Symbols

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

Weather

Tuesday 16, Oct 12:02 am

Day 22°    Night 17°
19.4°C
Showers easing

Water Temperature  19°C


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: Northeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. 2nd
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions in the morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tide

2 am
1.02m
7 am
0.60m
2 pm
1.34m
9 pm
0.48m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 17, Oct

Day 22°    Night 18°
Shower or two

Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 2 metres. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 2 metres. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Tide

3 am
1.00m
8 am
0.64m
3 pm
1.30m
10 pm
0.47m

UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:10 pm


Weather

Tue 16, Oct to Tue 23, Oct


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 2 metres. 2nd
Seas: 1 to 2 metres. 1st
Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Tide


UV

Tue 16th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:10 pm
Wed 17th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:10 pm
Thu 18th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:00 pm

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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