North Cronulla Beach

North Cronulla Beach

1 Cronulla
Cronulla 2230, NSW

The 400 m long North Cronulla section of beach (NSW 334d) is patrolled by North Cronulla SLSC (Fig. 4.261). All three clubs patrol one of Sydney's more hazardous beaches. Not only are rips present every 200 m, but the bars that separate them are usually detached from the shore, with an often deep trough running between the bar and the shore. This combines with a relatively steep beach face and at times heavy to surging shorebreak to produce a potentially hazardous beach, particularly given the big summer crowds. During and following big seas a second bar forms further offshore with more widely spaced rips, and a continuous trough runs between the beach and the first bar.
There are usually 10 rips along the patrolled section of beach, with 10 more up into Greenhills. While the southern rips are stronger you have the benefit of the surf clubs and the flags, which you should definitely stay between. When the bars are attached stay on them and away from the rips, which usually lie to either side. When a trough runs between the beach and the bar check the side current and depth before attempting to swim out to the bar, as you can easily be swept into a rip. If at all unsure then there is a rock pool on the southern rock platform.

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