A lovely beach thatís perfect for families, Cronulla Beach has a rare benefit; it is just a few minutes from the train station. This draws people from far and wide who want to enjoy a day at the beach.
Sometimes called Cronulla South, the beach is crowded along the sand between the flags, but theres usually plenty of room a bit further away (please remember to always swim between the flags). This beach is patrolled every day of the year, and has wheelchair access.
Crounlla Beach with the pavilion in the background
Behind the beach is the pavilion as well as restaurants, cafťs, shops and the Surf Life Saving Club.
A relaxation area has recently been installed at the south end
There is a newly built relaxation area on the esplanade at the south end with wooden sun lounges and grass to stretch out on.
So wonderful is the picnic area above the south end. This is where I proposed to my wife.
Overlooking this area is the high cliff wall and an underused picnic spot with park benches. This is one of the most majestic views in the south, and looks north along the Cronulla beaches right around the bay. Simply breathtaking.
You can take a stroll along the walkway thatís popular with joggers and power walkers, and people visit from outside the area just to enjoy the stunning views it offers.
Cronulla Beach is not the spot for surfers, but there are plenty of beaches to the north that surfers love.
Lovely Cronulla Park is a great place to sit and watch the beach
The kids' play area in Cronulla Park
The grassed area that leads down to the beach, called Cronulla Park is popular as a picnic spot, and for those who donít enjoy sand on their feet. There is a children's play area and plenty of shady areas to stay protected from the sun. Itís also a great place to have fish Ďní chips at twilight.
To get to Cronulla Beach, travel down the Kingsway and turn right into Gerale Street. There is some parking there at the top of Cronulla Park, but on a busy Summerís day you could be searching for a spot for a long time. Remember the train station is just a few minutes walk away, and is a good option to braving what can be heavy traffic.
Where: Cronulla in Sydney's Sutherland Shire
Why: It's a beautiful family friendly beach
When: Every day