North Cronulla Beach in the Sutherland Shire is at the southern end of a fantastic stretch of unbroken beach that goes past Green Hills right around to Boat Harbour - around 9 kilometres of beautiful coastline.
Grab a spot and enjoy the beach
North Cronulla is a patrolled beach, and very popular with families. It is separated from Cronulla Beach to the south by what is locally called The Alley and Elouera to the north by what is called The Wall.
The beach is also popular with surfers and hosts the occasional surfing contest.
Being at the start of a long stretch of sand, it’s also a perfect place to kick off a good jog along the beach.
Beating erosion at North Cronulla
Erosion has been for a long time an ongoing problem at North Cronulla and all the beaches to the north. This is plainly evident by the long retaining wall built between North Cronulla and Elouera Beaches. At the top of the wall is a walkway that gives you a great view of all the beaches to the north and south. You’ll find some beach showers there too where you can wash off the sand and seawater after a day in the surf.
Surf Groms tackle the North Cronulla surf
At North Cronulla Beach, kids can take part in excellent programs such as ‘Surf Groms’ aimed at making children surf aware.
The kiosk is the spot for a drink or ice-cream
Behind the beach near the surf club is a kiosk for a quick ice-cream on a hot day.
There are lots of other great reasons to visit North Cronulla Beach.
There is a wide promenade leading down to the beach, which is at the end of The Kingsway. On one side are several cafés and restaurants, including Hog’s Breath.
Dunningham Park is the grassy area leading down to the beach
On the other side is Dunningham Park. It’s a great spot for a picnic, and the kids’ play equipment is quite large and always has millions of kids having a great time.
Recently when I was there, a slingshot trampoline was operating for people to have a go on.
Pay your respects to the local women tragically lost in the Bali Bombings
There is a Bali Memorial for the seven local women who lost their lives in the bombings of 2002. When you visit North Cronulla Beach, be sure to pause and reflect for a few moments at the memorial.
The road that runs along Dunningham Park is lined with tall pine and palm trees.
Northies where many legends have been created
The famous (or should that be infamous?) Northies Hotel is directly across the road from North Cronulla Beach.
Not far away is Cronulla Plaza.
Most people go to North Cronulla Beach by travelling from the west down the Kingsway. A better way is to approach from the north along Elouera Road. You’ll pass more places to park. You can also get to North Cronulla Beach by train - the station being near South Cronulla Beach, and is just a short walk away.
Where: Cronulla in the Sutherland Shire
Why: It's a very beautiful beach
When: Perfect in summer, but visit any time.
Good for kids: Yes. The beach is patrolled by life guards, and police regularly patrol as well.