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

North Cronulla

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The 400 m long North Cronulla section of beach (NSW 334d) is patrolled by North Cronulla SLSC (Fig. 4.261). All three clubs patrol one of Sydney’s more hazardous beaches. Not only are rips present every 200 m, but the bars that separate them are usually detached from the shore, with... Read more

The 400 m long North Cronulla section of beach (NSW 334d) is patrolled by North Cronulla SLSC (Fig. 4.261). All three clubs patrol one of Sydney’s more hazardous beaches. Not only are rips present every 200 m, but the bars that separate them are usually detached from the shore, with an often deep trough running between the bar and the shore. This combines with a relatively steep beach face and at times heavy to surging shorebreak to produce a potentially hazardous beach, particularly given the big summer crowds. During and following big seas a second bar forms further offshore with more widely spaced rips, and a continuous trough runs between the beach and the first bar.

Swimming

There are usually 10 rips along the patrolled section of beach, with 10 more up into Greenhills. While the southern rips are stronger you have the benefit of the surf clubs and the flags, which you should definitely stay between. When the bars are attached stay on them and away from the rips, which usually lie to either side. When a trough runs between the beach and the bar check the side current and depth before attempting to swim out to the bar, as you can easily be swept into a rip. If at all unsure then there is a rock pool on the southern rock platform.

Surfing

The deep rips and bars can combine to produce some excellent beach breaks right along the beach, however it depends on the waves, winds and bars. Best following big seas, east to southeast swell and offshore winds. Elouera, The Wall and The Alley are some of the more popular spots, when working.

Fishing

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

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Beach Patrols Change Day

North Cronulla SLSC

Mon
18/11
Tue
19/11
Wed
20/11
Thu
21/11
Fri
22/11
Sat
23/11
Sun
24/11

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09:00 - 18:00

09:00 - 18:00

Sutherland Shire Council Lifeguard Service

Mon
18/11
Tue
19/11
Wed
20/11
Thu
21/11
Fri
22/11
Sat
23/11
Sun
24/11

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

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
20°C
Water
20°C
UV Rating
10 / 11

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Bluebottles
Bluebottles
High surf
High surf
Gutters
Gutters
Littoral currents
Littoral currents
Fixed rips
Fixed rips
Flash rips
Flash rips
Travelling rips
Travelling rips
Shallow Water
Shallow Water
Rocks
Rocks
Slippery rocks
Slippery rocks

Strong Currents

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Toilets
Disabled Toilets
Dressing shed
Showers
Pool
Rock pool
Kiosk
Shops
Public phone
Park
Picnic
Playground
Cafe
Bike path
Lookout
Natural shade
Mobile Phone Coverage
Train
Bus

Regulation Symbols

No Vehicles
No Skateboards
No Alcohol
No Bike Riding
No Bicycles
No Dogs Allowed
No Fishing
Wednesday, 20 Nov 12:09

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
Includes beaches: Greenhills - North Cronulla, Greenhills, Wanda, Elouera
Length: 0.3km
General Hazard Rating: 7/10 (Highly hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw334D