Sydney city skyline lit up during Vivid Sydney 2013. Credit: Destination NSW; James Horan
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.
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.