South Cronulla Beach
A smaller and more sheltered beach than Cronulla with flat rocky areas at each end and beach areas by the ocean pools so there is somewhere safe for the children to play even when the surf is big.
The large expanse of Cronulla Park between the road and the beach also makes this a fine family spot. There is a good but small playground and plenty of space for picnics.
The views over Bate Bay are pretty, blighted only by the smokestacks of Kurnell.
Cafes: Cafe by the surf club.
Toilets: Showers, toilets and change areas in the surf-lifesaving club
Shade: None on the beach but plenty in Cronulla Park Playground: Small playground in Cronulla Park
Ocean pool: Two pools a short stroll north along the esplanade, one has a beach area and is good for children—no shade though
Shark net: No
Mum’s report: Shelly Beach and Baths are better for the kids but the family comes here to have lunch in the cafe as well as play on the beach
Extra: Dunningham Park playground is a 10–15 minute walk away. The Cronulla to Bass and Flinders Point stroller walk. Cronulla Sports Complex on the seafront has an indoor pool.
Map reference: Gregory’s 494 A12, Sydway 376 G1, UBD 335 A13
Parking: Four-hour carpark on Gerrale Street by Cronulla Park
Nearest station: Cronulla is a 5–10 minute walk away
Nearest ferry: Cronulla Wharf is a 5–10 min ute walk away, ferries to Bundeena
Bus stop nearby: Yes