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. Weapons for the soldier

    Thursday 13 December 2018 to Sunday 03 February 2019 ,

    A major exhibition bringing together more than 40 Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists in Australia who have made new work to examine complex and varied responses to weaponry, warfare, and their connection to protecting land and Country…

    13 Dec - 03 Feb
  2. Acting Workshop for Young People

    Thursday 13 December 2018 to Thursday 21 February 2019 , Cronulla

    Arts Theatre Cronulla is pleased to announce its Young Actors Program. In these workshops, they explore national and international practices; classical, modern, and contemporary performances and texts; cross-cultural acting techniques;…

    13 Dec - 21 Feb
  3. White Christmas Snow Globe

    Friday 14 December 2018 , Cronulla

    Ever wished you could experience snow in the peak of Australia’s summer? Or ever dreamt of having a White Christmas? Well, guess what, you’re not alone. Recent research revealed Aussies suffer from a case of ‘snow-mo’—the fear of missing…

    14 Dec