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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Cronulla SLSC

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19/02

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Sutherland Shire Lifeguard Service

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13/02

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15/02

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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
  • Fixed rips
    Fixed rips
  • Slippery rocks
    Slippery rocks
  • Rocks
    Rocks
  • Shallow Water
    Shallow Water
  • Submerged Objects
    Submerged Objects
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Heavy shorebreak
    Heavy shorebreak
  • High surf
    High surf
  • Large unexpected waves
    Large unexpected waves
  • Gutters
    Gutters
  • 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
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Groyne

Regulation Symbols

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

Weather

Sunday 19, Feb 10:46 pm

Day 23°    Night 19°
21.2°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  25°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning. 2nd
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. 1st
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide

3 am
1.28m
9 am
0.61m
3 pm
1.06m
9 pm
0.57m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:10 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 20, Feb

Day 24°    Night 16°
Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon then becoming easterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon. 2nd
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. 1st
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

4 am
1.29m
10 am
0.59m
4 pm
1.03m
10 pm
0.58m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 5:10 pm


Weather

Sun 19, Feb to Sun 26, Feb


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly during the morning then tending east to northeasterly during the day.
Swell: Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Sun 19th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:10 pm
Mon 20th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 5:10 pm
Tue 21st 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:30 am to 5:10 pm
Wed 22nd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 5:10 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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