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Wollongong City Council

Beaches

North Wollongong Beach will be patrolled 9am - 4pm daily, from Saturday 16 May 2020.  

Beach visitors must continue to follow NSW Public Health Orders for social distancing.


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.

Stanwell Park Beach
Lower Coast Rd, Stanwell Park Get directions.

This beach is currently unpatrolled. Patrols for the next swim season will begin on Saturday 26 September 2020.

Coalcliff Beach
Lawrence Hargrave Dr, Coalcliff Get directions.

This beach is currently unpatrolled. Patrols for the next swim season will begin on Saturday 26 September 2020.

Scarborough Beach
Monash St, Wombarra Get directions.

This beach is currently unpatrolled. Patrols for the next swim season will begin on Saturday 26 September 2020.

Coledale Beach
Lawrence Hargrave Dr, Coledale Get directions.

This beach is currently unpatrolled. Patrols for the next swim season will begin on Saturday 26 September 2020.

Austinmer Beach
Lawrence Hargrave Dr, Austinmer Get directions.

This beach is currently unpatrolled. Patrols for the next swim season will begin on Saturday 26 September 2020.

Thirroul Beach
The Esplanade, Thirroul Get directions.

This beach is currently unpatrolled. Patrols for the next swim season will begin on Saturday 26 September 2020.

Sandon Point Beach
Point St, Bulli Get directions.

This beach is currently unpatrolled. Patrols for the next swim season will begin on Saturday 26 September 2020.

Bulli Beach
Farrell Rd, Bulli Get directions.

This beach is currently unpatrolled. Patrols for the next swim season will begin on Saturday 26 September 2020.

Woonona Beach
Kurraba Rd, Woonona Get directions.

This beach is currently unpatrolled. Patrols for the next swim season will begin on Saturday 26 September 2020.

Bellambi Beach
Morgan Pl, Bellambi Get directions.

This beach is currently unpatrolled. Patrols for the next swim season will begin on Saturday 26 September 2020.

Corrimal Beach
Lake Pde, East Corrimal Get directions.

This beach is currently unpatrolled. Patrols for the next swim season will begin on Saturday 26 September 2020.

Towradgi Beach
Murranar Rd, Towradgi Get directions.

This beach is currently unpatrolled. Patrols for the next swim season will begin on Saturday 26 September 2020.

Fairy Meadow Beach
Elliots Rd, Fairy Meadow Get directions.

This beach is currently unpatrolled. Patrols for the next swim season will begin on Saturday 26 September 2020.

North Wollongong Beach
Cliff Rd, North Wollongong Get directions.

Patrolled 9am - 4pm daily.  

Beach visitors must continue to follow NSW Public Health Orders for social distancing.

Wollongong City Beach
Marine Dr, Wollongong Get directions.

This beach is currently unpatrolled. Patrols for the next swim season will begin on Saturday 26 September 2020.

Port Kembla Beach
Olympic Blvd, Port Kembla Get directions.

This beach is currently unpatrolled. Patrols for the next swim season will begin on Saturday 26 September 2020.

Windang Beach
Fern St, Windang Get directions.

This beach is currently unpatrolled. Patrols for the next swim season will begin on Saturday 26 September 2020.

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, 13501.62 KB explains what Council does to support people of all abilities using our coastal areas.

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 book our beach wheelchairs please call (02) 4227 7268.

We've also rolled out beach matting at Thirroul and Austinmer beaches to help people with disability, limited mobility or prams enjoy the beach.

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.