Cronulla, in the Sutherland Shire on Sydney's southern coast, is the only Sydney beach that can be reached by train, meaning you can visit without the headache of finding a carpark.
North Cronulla beach, Elouera and Wanda beaches are popular surfing destinations. Local surf schools provide surfing lessons from beginners to advanced.
Parks on the beach front at South Cronulla, Shelly Beach, Oak Park and Gunnamatta Park provide a shady place to seek respite from the sun.
All the other ingredients for a top day out at the beach can be found in Cronulla - fish and chips, icecream and gelato, cool surf shops for beach supplies and accommodation.