Greenhills - North Cronulla - Beach in Cronulla Sutherland Shire NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Greenhills - North Cronulla NSW

Bate Bay houses Sydney's longest beach at 4.8 km in length. It offers good surf and four patrolled areas in the south, with the wilderness of the Greenhills Beach and dunes in the north. The beach sweeps in an arc beginning at Pimelwi Rocks at Boat Harbour, first trending northeast,... Read more

Bate Bay houses Sydney's longest beach at 4.8 km in length. It offers good surf and four patrolled areas in the south, with the wilderness of the Greenhills Beach and dunes in the north. The beach sweeps in an arc beginning at Pimelwi Rocks at Boat Harbour, first trending northeast, then east, swinging to the southeast along the patrolled areas of Wanda, Elouera and North Cronulla, followed by the smaller Cronulla Beach section.The northern 3.5 km is called Greenhills, after the once green sand dunes, and is accessible only by 4WD via Kurnell, or on foot. In the south however, it's a different matter with the suburban railway terminating at Cronulla Station, just 600 m from North Cronulla Beach. In fact Cronulla is the only beach you can reach by train in all of Sydney, which no doubt adds to its popularity. Behind the 1.5 km of beach between North Cronulla and Wanda are several car parks, parks and the usual beachfront facilities, as well as the three surf clubs. The beach ends in the south at the low rocks that separate it from the smaller Cronulla Beach.

Swimming

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Surfing

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Fishing

While professional fishermen use nets off the northern section, the best beach fishing in the south where the rips produce good, deep gutters, and off the swimming pool.

General

This long beach from Greenhills to North Cronulla offers three surf clubs in the south, fronted by strong rips, with wave height gradually decreasing to the north as do the crowds. Most people prefer the more crowded south where the surf and all amenities are provided, particularly if coming by car, where they are joined by surfers arriving by train. For solitude head north.

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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.

North Cronulla SLSC

Sutherland Shire Council Lifeguard Service

Elouera SLSC

Sutherland Shire Council Lifeguard Service

Wanda SLSC Inc

Sutherland Shire Council Lifeguard Service

Information

About

Cronulla, NSW 2230

Includes beaches:
Greenhills, Wanda, Elouera, North Cronulla

Length:
4.8km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
7/10 (Highly hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw334

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Bus
  • Train
  • Passenger ferry

Marine Warnings

Sun, 28 May 10:30
Severe Weather Warning 1 (NSW)

Sun, 28 May 10:26
Warning to Sheep Graziers

Weather

Sunday 28, May 11:05 am

Day 22°    Night 15°
17.5°C
Sunny

Water Temperature  21°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly 20 to 25 knots in the evening. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the late evening.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 40% chance of showers and the chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide

10 am
1.41m
4 am
0.13m
10 pm
1.93m
4 pm
0.39m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Monday 29, May

Day 17°    Night 13°
Sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots early in the morning then tending west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the morning.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 2 metres.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre by early evening.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

11 am
1.36m
5 am
0.17m
11 pm
1.85m
4 pm
0.46m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Weather

Sun 28, May to Sun 04, Jun


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning north to northwesterly below 10 knots during the morning then tending west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the evening.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.

Tide


UV

Sun 28th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Mon 29th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Tue 30th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Wed 31st 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended

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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