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Wollongong City Council
Thirroul Beach

Thirroul Beach is a short walk from the largest town centre in our city's north. It includes a kiosk and is next to an Olympic-sized saltwater pool.


The Esplanade, Thirroul

Get directions and check popular times on Google Maps.

Patrol hours

Patrolled 9am - 6pm Mon to Sat, 10am - 5pm Sun and public hols

View more information on BeachSafe.

Beach safety

Stay safe on our beaches - visit our Beach Safety page before you hit the sand.

Accessibility information

Beach wheelchair

A beach wheelchair is available to use at this beach during patrol hours. To book please call (02) 4227 7268.

People using beach wheelchairs must be accompanied by a carer.

Beach matting

Beach matting is available at this beach during patrol hours. Please talk to the Lifeguards or Lifesavers if you need assistance.

Accessible parking spaces are available near this beach:

  • Two spaces near the playground
  • Two spaces at the southern end of the beach.

There is a concourse along the length of the beach which is easily accessed from the parking bays.

Woman in wheelchair at Thirroul Beach accessible parking space, with concourse in background

Accessible toilets and showers are available near Thirroul Beach at these locations:

  • Thirroul Beach Pavilion (pictured below), open in daylight hours
  • Thirroul Pool during pool opening hours
  • Onsite cafe (within the Pavilion).

Woman in wheelchair with friend near accessible toilet at Thirroul Beach Pavilion


A wheelchair-accessible water bubbler is available on the concrete area between the beach and the shared pathway.

Woman in wheelchair using water bubbler

Picnic areas

  • Seating, picnic tables and BBQs are available in the park next to the beach and playground.

Food and drink

  • There is a cafe with ramp access within Thirroul Beach Pavilion.
  • Many cafes, takeaway shops and restaurants can be found along Lawrence Hargrave Drive and surrounding streets, within about 500m of the beach.

We welcome feedback from people with disability and their carers about your experience accessing our beaches.

Your feedback can help us find and fix problems, or plan for better access in future.