South Cronulla Beach
South Cronulla Beach, often referred to as Cronulla Beach, sits 40 minutes south of Sydney Central Business District (CBD). Train lines connect the beach from the city centre, so leave the car and take a day trip out. What's unique about Cronulla Beach is that over the winter it is still patrolled, unlike other beaches in Sydney, which 'close' over the winter.
Cronulla was derived from kurranulla, which is an Aboriginal word that means 'place of pink seashells'. Surrounding the beach are many restaurants and cafes, perfect for an afternoon drink or a light lunch after swimming. Enjoy the grassed area behind the beach, and a playground ideal for families to keep the kids entertained throughout the day.
Cronulla Beach brings a mix of swimmers, surfers, coffee lovers and events focused around surf life saving. While it’s no secret that the waves along the East Coast of Australia can be quite rough, New South Wales' ocean pools are the perfect way to experience the pristine water, without the swell. Cronulla's ocean pool sits between South Cronulla Beach and North Cronulla. Perfect for a quick dip or doing laps, the 50-metre pool has handrails surrounding it and is raised above sea level. The beach is also completely accessible with a free beach wheelchair service available too.
Locals love South Cronulla Beach for its relaxing atmosphere and array of water sports on offer. Learn how to surf or take a walk along the esplanade to soak up the Sydney sunshine and experience an escape away from the busy city sights.