Cronulla - Beach in Cronulla Sutherland Shire NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Cronulla

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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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Beach Patrols Change Day

Cronulla SLSC

Mon
07/10
Tue
08/10
Wed
09/10
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10/10
Fri
11/10
Sat
12/10
Sun
13/10

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09:00 - 16:00

09:00 - 16:00

Sutherland Shire Lifeguard Service

Mon
07/10
Tue
08/10
Wed
09/10
Thu
10/10
Fri
11/10
Sat
12/10
Sun
13/10

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

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
20°C
Water
19°C
UV Rating
7 / 11

Hazards

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

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
Monday, 7 Oct 5:54

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.


Cronulla, NSW 2230
Length: 0.3km
General Hazard Rating: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw335