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We have 17 beautiful patrolled beaches from Stanwell Park in the north to Windang in the south.

North Wollongong Beach is patrolled all year. The rest of our beaches are patrolled from the start of the September school holidays until the end of the April school holidays.

Lifeguards or volunteer lifesavers are on duty when red and yellow flags are displayed. No flags = no swim.

Visit our Beach Safety page before you hit the sand.

Stanwell Park Beach
Lower Coast Rd, Stanwell Park Get directions.
Coalcliff Beach
Lawrence Hargrave Dr, Coalcliff Get directions.
Scarborough Beach
Monash St, Wombarra Get directions.
Coledale Beach
Lawrence Hargrave Dr, Coledale Get directions.
Austinmer Beach
Lawrence Hargrave Dr, Austinmer Get directions.
Thirroul Beach
The Esplanade, Thirroul Get directions.
Sandon Point Beach
Point St, Bulli Get directions.
Bulli Beach
Farrell Rd, Bulli Get directions.
Woonona Beach
Kurraba Rd, Woonona Get directions.
Bellambi Beach
Morgan Pl, Bellambi Get directions.
Corrimal Beach
Lake Pde, East Corrimal Get directions.
Towradgi Beach
Murranar Rd, Towradgi Get directions.
Fairy Meadow Beach
Elliots Rd, Fairy Meadow Get directions.
North Wollongong Beach
Cliff Rd, North Wollongong Get directions.
Wollongong City Beach
Marine Dr, Wollongong Get directions.
Port Kembla Beach
Olympic Blvd, Port Kembla Get directions.
Windang Beach
Fern St, Windang Get directions.

There are rules that apply at all of our beaches. Fines of more than $100 can be issued to people who do not follow these rules:

  • No surfboards between the red and yellow flags (body boards are allowed)
  • No littering
  • No horses
  • No vehicles
  • No alcohol
  • No dogs except in approved dog areas.

no surfboards between the flags

Beachwatch regularly monitors water quality at local beaches and updates pollution forecasts daily.

Check the forecast for your favourite beach on the Beachwatch website.

We have beach-friendly wheelchairs available at Stanwell Park, Thirroul and Port Kembla beaches. These wheelchairs can be used during patrol hours.

People using beach wheelchairs must be accompanied by a carer.

To use our beach wheelchairs, see the lifeguards or lifesavers on duty, or phone ahead to check availability:

  • Stanwell Park (02) 4294 2973
  • Thirroul (02) 4267 3843
  • Port Kembla (02) 4274 1232

Camping is not allowed in most of our parks, gardens, and foreshore areas.

Check for signs which will explain any activities that are not permitted. Council Rangers patrol these areas, and can issue fines to people who camp illegally in public spaces.