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Wollongong City Council

Beaches

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.

Our patrolled beaches and current patrol hours are listed below in order from north to south.

Note: the swim season will end on Monday 25 April (Anzac Day)

From 26 April 2022, all beaches are unpatrolled for the winter, except North Wollongong Beach, which is patrolled 9am - 4pm daily.

Stanwell Park Beach
Lower Coast Rd, Stanwell Park

This beach is unpatrolled for the winter

Coalcliff Beach
Lawrence Hargrave Dr, Coalcliff

This beach is unpatrolled for the winter

Scarborough Beach
Monash St, Wombarra

This beach is unpatrolled for the winter

Coledale Beach
Lawrence Hargrave Dr, Coledale

This beach is unpatrolled for the winter

Austinmer Beach
Lawrence Hargrave Dr, Austinmer

This beach is unpatrolled for the winter

Thirroul Beach
The Esplanade, Thirroul

This beach is unpatrolled for the winter

Sandon Point Beach
Point St, Bulli

This beach is unpatrolled for the winter

Bulli Beach
Farrell Rd, Bulli

This beach is unpatrolled for the winter

Woonona Beach
Kurraba Rd, Woonona

This beach is unpatrolled for the winter

Bellambi Beach
Morgan Pl, Bellambi

This beach is unpatrolled for the winter

Corrimal Beach
Lake Pde, East Corrimal

This beach is unpatrolled for the winter

Towradgi Beach
Murranar Rd, Towradgi

This beach is unpatrolled for the winter

Fairy Meadow Beach
Elliots Rd, Fairy Meadow

This beach is unpatrolled for the winter

North Wollongong Beach
Cliff Rd, North Wollongong

Patrolled 9am - 4pm daily

Wollongong City Beach
Marine Dr, Wollongong

This beach is unpatrolled for the winter

Port Kembla Beach
Olympic Blvd, Port Kembla

This beach is unpatrolled for the winter

Windang Beach
Fern St, Windang

This beach is unpatrolled for the winter

Beach visitors must follow all current NSW Public Health rules.

Please try to stay physically distanced from others where possible.

If you're feeling unwell, stay home and get tested.

As well as the rules below, all beach visitors must follow all NSW Public Health rules.


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 fires.

no surfboards between the flags

no fires

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

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

Our Beach and Foreshore Access Strategy PDF, 13627.27 KB explains what Council does to support people of all abilities using our coastal areas.

Visit our Accessible Beaches page to see information about beaches that have features to support people with disability.

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.