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. Cronulla Beach

    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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. Elouera Beach

    Eloera Beach is 1.5 kilometers long. Situated on the southern side of Cronulla, Eloera beach is best known for its excellent surfing conditions . The deep rips and bars can combine to produce some amazing beach...

  6. 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...

  7. Shelly Park, Cronulla

    Shelly Beach has a large park area and is located near ocean baths.Shelly Beach has a rocky shoreline with an ocean bath for swimming and is a great option for parents with younger children. There...

  8. Shire Shuttle Bus Wine Tours

    Shire Shuttle Bus is a family run business operating from the Sutherland Shire. They specialise in wine tours showcasing the beautiful Illawarra, Shoalhaven and Southern Highland Regions. These areas offer amazing...

  9. The Bodyboard Academy

    Learn how to bodyboard like a Pro with World Champion Lilly Pollard at the Bodyboard Academy!Personalised bodyboard coaching for all ages and abilities with Pipeline World Champion and multiple Australian...

  10. 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
  11. 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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