Cronulla Beach Lifestyle


Water sports at Cronulla Beach

Cronulla Beach is on the National Surfing Reserves, a register of iconic surfing locations in Australia. The beach, in southern Sydney, is great for riding surfboards, boogie boards and kiteboards. Close to the Royal National Park, you may spot dolphins and turtles swimming near the shore.

  • Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Image; Monde Photo
  • North Cronulla beach

Best of Cronulla Beach

A lively and varied beach culture, Cronulla Beach is popular destination and only 50 minutes by train from Central Station in Sydney's city centre. Swimmers, boardriders, bodysurfers and walkers flock to the beach, near the train station. Surf-lifesaving events are regularly held at the beach too. 

Truly a great place for water sports, you can take surfboard and bodyboard lessons. There are plenty of other options, from stand-up paddleboarding to kiteboarding to snorkelling. Behind the beach, at Cronulla Park, is a large natural amphitheatre, providing plenty of shade and a playground for kids.

Coffee lovers will enjoy Cronulla's vibrant cafe culture. 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, and then the white sands and rolling waves continue on a long stretch around Bate Bay.

Away from the beach, near the Tonkin Street Public Wharf, where you take the ferry to Bundeena, is Gunnamatta Park. With plenty of shade, barbecue facilities, a children’s playground and an enclosed swimming area, it’s perfect for a fun day out with your family.

Cronulla's town centre has plenty to offer. In addition to a selection of shops, Cronulla has some delicious 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.

If you want to experience the beautiful Port Hacking and Hacking River, hop on one of Cronulla Ferries' cruises for a champagne breakfast, lunch or sunset dinner. You can also take the ferry to Bundeena, a gateway to the Royal National Park, which is popular for bushwalking and camping.

  1. Bass and Flinders Point Cronulla

    So named after Matthew Flinders and George Bass, who sailed through Botany Bay on the Tom Thumb and discovered Port Hacking. A sandstone monument stands in commemoration at the southernmost tip of Cronulla, on the...

  2. Cronulla Beach

    Cronulla, derived from an Aboriginal word kurranulla meaning 'place of pink seashells', is located on the Bate Bay coastline in Sydney's south. It is the only Sydney beach that can be reached by train, meaning you can...

  3. Cronulla Golf Course

    Cronulla Golf Course is renowned for its presentation and is generally regarded as one of the best and most picturesque courses in the area. Although the course is relatively flat, the tree lined fairways, water...

  4. Cronulla Plaza

    Cronulla Plaza boasts a blend of outdoor shopping, dining, local galleries, live theatre, the latest movies and a great range of seaside activities. Less than an hour by car or train from Sydney’s central...

  5. Cronulla Surfing Academy

    Cronulla Surfing Academy is the most fun and personal surf school in Sydney. Experienced coaches teach beginners through to advanced levels. Cronulla is just 35 minutes from the city and is the...

  6. Elouera Beach Cronulla

    Elouera, an Aboriginal word meaning a pleasant place, is a sandy beach on the Bate Bay coastline in Cronulla.The beach is patrolled from November to April by Sutherland Shire Council's professional...

  7. North Cronulla Beach

    North Cronulla Beach is a popular sandy beach on the Bate Bay coastline in Cronulla. Patrolled from November to April by Sutherland Shire Council's professional lifeguards together with volunteer lifesavers...

  8. Oak Park Beach Cronulla

    Oak Park Beach and the rock pool are located on the Cronulla Esplanade. There is a large grassy area, seating and playground, so the perfect place for families.Though unpatrolled by lifeguards, it is a...

  9. Refresh Face and Body

    Refresh Face and Body is a beauty salon and day spa located in the heart of Cronulla. They are situated directly under the Rydges hotel in North Cronulla. With an outlook of the beach, let them utterly relax and...

  10. Salmon Haul Reserve Cronulla

    A beautifully landscaped area overlooking Port Hacking, the area is a popular spot for swimming. The area is not patrolled so please take care and do not swim alone or in bad weather.The area is a great...

  11. Dream Machines Art Fest

    Sunday 30 August to Sunday 20 August 2017, Cronulla

    Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre will celebrate the Dream Machines exhibition with a exciting day of free family fun! From 10am to 4pm you can enjoy a range of free activities from music, family...

    30 Aug -20Aug
  12. Bike to the Beach

    Sunday 17 September 2017, Sydney South

    A scenic five kilometre cycle ride from Woolooware Bay to Wanda Beach, and perfect for the whole family. Run by Sutherland Shire Council, Sutherland PCYC and Rideability, this free family fun ride is held...

    17 Sep
  13. Gymea Village Fair

    Sunday 29 October 2017, Cronulla

    Gymea Village hosts one of the Shire's most successful Spring Fairs boasting more than 190 stall holders from food stalls to fashion, wine to flowers. The Tradies Warburton street stage is packed with...

    29 Oct
  14. International Beach Festival

    Thursday 2 November to Sunday 5 November 2017, Cronulla

    Join Sydney's most beautiful street run with the Shire Mile Run and Sydney's first ocean swim of the season with the Shire Ocean Swim. The events will be held at Cronulla as part of the International Beach...

    02 Nov -05Nov
  15. Women's Rugby League World Cup

    Thursday 16 November to Sunday 26 November 2017, Sydney South

    In 2017, the world’s best female rugby league players will contest the first-ever Women’s Rugby League World Cup, to be played concurrently with the men’s tournament.Australia, Canada, Cook Islands, England,...

    16 Nov -26Nov

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