During the swim season, Wollongong City Council patrols 17 beaches, stretching from Stanwell Park in the north to Windang in the south, including:
- Stanwell Park
- Sandon Point
- Fairy Meadow
- North Wollongong
- City Beach
- Port Kembla
Beach Patrol Hours
All of our beaches are patrolled from the start of the September school holidays til the end of the April school holidays.
Council lifeguards patrol from Monday to Saturday, and volunteer lifesavers from Surf Lifesaving Australia patrol on Sundays and public holidays.
For a full list of beach patrol hours, please see the document below:
Wollongong beach patrol times 2018-2019 season.pdf
North Wollongong is our only beach that's patrolled year-round. With the nearby Bathers Pavilion and cafes, it's a great place to enjoy our coast at its best. Outside the main swim season, it's patrolled seven days a week from 9am to 4pm, and its position means it's naturally sheltered from southerly winter winds.
Before you head to the beach, make sure you check out our Beach Safety page.
Council has a Dogs on Beaches and Parks Policy that includes three types of dog access zones: green, orange and red. For more information relating to accessing your beaches with dogs please check our Dogs on Beaches page. The riding or taking of horses or other large animals on any beach in our city is prohibited.
Local beach condition and pollution forecasts
to check conditions and pollution forecasts for our beaches.