Gunnamatta Park is a sloping 5 ha reserve located in the northeastern corner of the bay. Beach PH 2 commences 500 m south of the park and continues along the base of the steep house-covered shoreline and along the southern half of the park to the southern pool boundary. The... Read more
Gunnamatta Park is a sloping 5 ha reserve located in the northeastern corner of the bay. Beach PH 2 commences 500 m south of the park and continues along the base of the steep house-covered shoreline and along the southern half of the park to the southern pool boundary. The beach is wedged between backing seawalls and the tidal sand flats that extend 100 m into the bay, with boats moored off the flats. The sandy shoreline is dynamic, varying in width and presence over time. It can only be accessed in the south via Darook Park and from Gunnamatta Park in the north. The Gunnamatta pool is a tidal pool that encloses the northern 250 m of the beach (PH 3). The beach narrows along the pool shore, where it is backed by a seawall, then widens into the northern corner. The pool is the focus of the backing park, with a large pavilion located behind the centre of the beach (Fig. 4.264), and a jetty forming the southern pool boundary. This is a popular location only 150 m from Cronulla railway station, with street parking also available on Nicholson Parade. The ferry wharf for Bundeena is located immediately north of the beach.
All the southern port beaches are usually exposed to calm to low wave conditions and relative quiet, apart from deeper water off Horderns Beach.
Usually none, however when the swell is running there are a number of breaks on the tidal shoals out in the bay, which are ridden by the local surfers.
All the port beaches, bays and rocky headlands are popular fishing spots.Read less
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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.