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Sydney city skyline lit up during Vivid Sydney 2013. View from Circular Quay.

Cronulla Beach Lifestyle


Water sports at Cronulla Beach

Cronulla Beach is one of the many beaches on the beautiful coastline just south of Sydney. In addition to being one of the areas's top surfing beaches, it's close to Royal National Park, and, if you keep your eyes peeled, you just may spot dolphins and turtles in its waters.

Must Do

Best of Cronulla Beach

Cronulla is a popular beach destination for swimmers, surfers, walkers, sporting teams, surf-lifesaving events and families, making for a lively and varied beach culture. It's truly a great place for water sports. Surfing lessons are available and you've got plenty of other options too: stand-up paddleboarding, kiteboarding and snorkelling are favourites with locals and visitors. 

Just behind the beach at Cronulla Park is a large natural amphitheatre, providing plenty of shade under the trees as well as a playground for the kids. People-watchers and coffee lovers will enjoy Cronulla's vibrant cafe culture.

Away from the beach, visit the nearby Gunnamatta Park or explore the whole area with a three-day trek starting in Cronulla. The town centre has plenty to offer. In addition to a selection of shops, Cronulla has some great dining options. Choose from all types of cuisines, including Asian, Mexican and Greek. Or try local favourite The Old Library, a modern-Italian diner housed in you guessed it an old library. For those wanting to take seaside dining to the next level, hop on one of the Cronulla Ferries for champagne breakfast, lunch or sunset dinner cruises. 

  • Wedding Cake Rock, Royal National Park

    Royal National Park

    Close to Cronulla is the Royal National Park, an ideal place for a short break and place to go camping. There a range of habitats to explore, including thick forest and open woodland, as well as plenty of hiking trails to help you enjoy a day out. With tours beginning in Cronulla, Sydney Coast Walks will help you discover this stunning area.


  • Surfer, Cronulla Beach

    Surfing in Cronulla

    Whether you're a novice surfer looking to take some lessons or you're experienced and seeking a challenge, Cronulla has waves to suit all skill levels. In addition to surfing, stand-up paddleboarding is a local favourite in Cronulla, offering you another way to enjoy the ocean. 


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    More Sydney surfing hotspots

    If you're new to surfing, head to Bondi or Manly for a lesson with the pros. Narrabeen and Dee Why, on Sydney's Northern Beaches, are known for their legendary surf breaks, and the narrow inlet of Tamarama offers a challenge for board riders. Like Cronulla, Coogee and Curl Curl are popular early-morning surf and cafe culture spots.


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