Sydney’s Best Playgrounds- Shelly Beach, Cronulla

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Don’t you just love that park bench? I once gave it a post all of its own.

But today it’s just a teaser for the many joys of Shelley Park playground in Cronulla.

In the winter it’s well worth a visit just for the playground, in summer there’s the lovely beach, the rock pool and the large park to enjoy as well.

Would you look at that?!! It’s gorgeous! But where are the kids?? All in bed for a lunchtime nap, I made the mistake of taking photos at midday.

Shelly Beach Playground

Ewos Parade Cronulla 2230


A really wonderful playground, fully fenced with marvellous equipment and a bushy feel. There are lovely artworks dotted about, stone sculptures and a terrific colour scheme.

Sea views, picnic tables and BBQs, shade from beautiful trees and a lovely baths nearby—what more could a family desire?

There is lots of sand softfall in this playground, and a huge boat-shaped sandpit. There are swings, including a Liberty Swing, climbing frames, music makers, rockers and a roundabout.

Come for a long time, and for a good time, it’s a southern Sydney family favourite.

Nearest takeaway coffee: BYO, milk bar across road.

Toilets: Toilets, shower and change room in pavilion on seafront

Shade: Yes

Enclosed: Yes

Dad’s report: Splendid, you can come at any time of the day. We love to swim first and then play and eat lunch here and find a bit of shade.

Extra: The Cronulla to Bass and Flinders Point stroller walk (see Sydney For Under Fives book.)

Map reference: Gregory’s 494 A16, Sydway 376 G4, UBD 335 A16  See Google map here.

Parking: Street parking on Ewos Parade

Nearest station: Cronulla is 15–20 minute walk away

Nearest ferry: Cronulla Wharf is 15–20 minute walk away, ferries to Bundeena

Bus stop nearby: Yes

Love a playground with a sea view. The equipment here is good for younger and older children too.

Can you recommend another great playground in Sydney’s south?

I’d love to hear about more and there’s nothing so good as a mum or dad’s personal recommendation.

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Posted on: September 12, 2011

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