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

Greenhills - North Cronulla NSW

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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

See each individual beach section for details.

Surfing

See each individual beach section for details.

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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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

Weather

Tuesday 24, Oct 3:12 pm

Day 25°    Night 14°
24.8°C
Mostly sunny

Water Temperature  19°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly about 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

11 am
1.49m
5 am
0.44m
6 pm
0.37m

UV

Index: 9 (Very High)

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


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Wednesday 25, Oct

Day 26°    Night 17°
Shower or two

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Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending north to northeasterly in the evening.
Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Seas: 1 to 2 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 40% chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Tide

12 am
1.13m
5 am
0.50m
12 pm
1.44m
7 pm
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UV

Index: 8 (Very High)

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


Weather

Tue 24, Oct to Tue 31, Oct


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Wind


Wind: Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide


UV

Tue 24th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Wed 25th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Thu 26th 8 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 3:50 pm
Fri 27th 9 (Very High) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 4:10 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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