South Cronulla Beach, also referred to as Cronulla Beach, is a scenic beach located on Bate Bay in Cronulla.
The name of the beach is derived from a local Aboriginal word ‘kurranulla’, which is translated to mean the ‘place with many pink seashells’.
South Cronulla Beach, Address Location, Car Parking, Restaurant & Kiosk
Cronulla Beach is patrolled all year round to ensure that beach-goers are safe as they enjoy one of Sydney’s most charming beach destinations. The patrols are carried out by professional lifeguards, as well as volunteers from the Cronulla Surf Life Saving club located at the beach.
There are two landmark buildings located at the beach: the lifesaving club, as well as the Cronulla Pavilion. Other notable structures include a cafe and restaurant, from where visitors get to enjoy refreshments and delicious food. This is the perfect place to catch panoramic views of the beach.
Even look out for the dolphins as they play in the waters. Try to visit South Cronulla Beach during the whale migration season between May and November, where during this period, you should be able to spot humpback whales as they make their way across the sea.
Right behind the beach are lush grassed sections that are popular for picnics. There is also a playground to keep the little ones entertained.
Cronulla Beach is one of Australia’s best-known surfing destinations, so make sure to bring your board down for a day out on the water. The beach’s outdoor lifestyle also embraces other water sports; such as fishing, sailing, and kayaking. Nature lovers are not left behind as the beach is close to the Royal National Park. Take the ferry ride to the beautiful Bundeena village and enjoy the walk to the park.
One fascinating thing about this beach is that it is the only Sydney Beach that’s accessible by train. Take the train to Cronulla Station from where the South Cronulla Beach is only a few minutes away.