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 visit without the headache of finding a car park.

Cronulla Beach is patrolled all year round by Sutherland Shire Council's professional lifeguards together with volunteer lifesavers from Cronulla Surf Life Saving Club.

The Cronulla Pavilion and Cronulla Surf Life Saving Club are two prominent buildings located close to the sand, along with a cafe and restaurant. Behind the beach is a large grassed area with plenty of shade and a playground.

The Cronulla Rock Pools are between Cronulla Beach and North Cronulla Beach. The Alley is the local name given to this area. Shark Island is a dangerous reef break located off Cronulla Beach.

North Cronulla , Elouera and Wanda Beaches are the other patrolled beaches along the Bate Bay coastline.

For a top day out at the beach, Cronulla has all the right ingredients - fish and chips, ice-cream and gelato, cool surf shops for beach supplies and accommodation.

Nearby events

  1. Sutherland Shire Relay for Life

    Event dates to be confirmed: May 2019 , Cronulla

    Sutherland Shire Relay For Life is an emotionally charged, 24 hour team fundraising event for all ages, with teams of 10 to 15 people challenging themselves to keep their baton moving in a relay style walk or run around the beautiful Don…

  2. Path to Everest - Cronulla

    Wednesday 08 May 2019 to Monday 13 May 2019 , Cronulla

    Kilian Jornet, the best mountain runner in history, wrote as a child a list of all the races he would like to win and all the mountains he dreamed of climbing. In May 2017 he ticked off the last on the list with the historic double, solo…

    08 May - 13 May
  3. Eric Bibb and Band

    Monday 13 May 2019 , Cronulla

    A leading bluesman of his generation, two time Grammy nominated Eric Bibb will return to Australia with his sensational band for a string of dates offering uplifting and inspiring folk and blues across five states throughout May.…

    13 May