Cronulla

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Fun in the sun at Cronulla Beach

Roll out your beach towel and relax on Cronulla Beach, stretching along the beautiful coastline in Sydney's south. As one of Australia's top surfing beaches, it's a great place to learn to surf or watch skilled boardriders carve up the waves. The beach is a short walk from Cronulla railway station, where trains arrive regularly from the city centre.

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About Cronulla

A laid-back beachside suburb, Cronulla's outdoor lifestyle includes water sports such as surfing, sailing, kayaking and fishing. For bushwalkers, a ferry ride from Cronulla across the sparkling Port Hacking to the pretty village of Bundeena is a wonderful way to get to the Royal National Park.

If you just want to find a spot and laze on soft sands, Cronulla enjoys one of the longest stretches of beach in Sydney, with kilometres of white sand and lively surf. The outdoor cafe scene offers a great vantage point where you may be able to spot dolphins popping up in the waters. In whale-watching season, between May and November, you may spot humpbacks migrating along the coast.

At the southern end of Cronulla Beach is Zimzala, a restaurant with impressive ocean views. Walk north along the esplanade, enjoying a spectacular ocean panorama along the way, to a charming ocean pool, where you can enjoy a dip and swim laps. Stroll farther north and you'll come to Sealevel, a beachfront restaurant, and a long stretch of white sands and rolling waves.

 Near Cronulla train station is the Tonkin Street Public Wharf, where ferries depart for Bundeena and the Royal National Park, among the oldest national parks in the world. Cronulla Ferries also offers various cruises of Port Hacking and the Hacking River including a three-hour discovery tour where you'll learn about colonial explorers, historical settlements and local Aboriginal cultural heritage.

The Royal National Park and nearby Heathcote National Park, in Waterfall, are two of Sydney’s best wilderness areas for bushwalking, picnicking, fishing and camping.

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    Beaches

    An iconic Australian beach, Cronulla is on the register of National Surfing Reserves and is a favourite with families, swimmers, and surfers alike. You can learn to surf with the Cronulla Surfing Academy and Surfing Cronulla Surfschool. The picturesque beaches of Bundeena are a just a ferry ride away.

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    Fishing

    Cronulla is a popular fishing area, home to bream, whiting and salmon. You’ll also find good fishing for flathead in Gunnamatta Bay, accessible by train and walking distance to the Bundeena ferry. For a deep sea experience, drop a line in with Cronulla Fishing Charters and Southern Sydney Fishing Tours.

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    Family Activities

    Cronulla is regular host to a markets, events and activities, such as the Hazelhurst Art Fest. Spend some time in Shelly Park or visit one of the child-friendly cafes by the beach. Grab some fish and chips and settle in for a picnic or explore Port Hacking on a ferry cruise and get to know this beautiful part of the world.

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