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Wollongong City Council


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 usually 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.

Patrolled beaches

The beaches below currently have regular patrol hours.

Remember, even if a beach is listed as patrolled, no flags = no swim!

Cliff Rd, North Wollongong

Patrolled 9am - 4pm daily

Accessible beach

See beach details

Unpatrolled beaches

The following beaches are currently unpatrolled. Patrols at these locations will start from Saturday 23 September 2023.

It is not safe to swim at unpatrolled beaches.

Lower Coast Rd, Stanwell Park

See beach details

Lawrence Hargrave Dr, Coalcliff

See beach details

Monash St, Wombarra

See beach details

Lawrence Hargrave Dr, Coledale

See beach details

Lawrence Hargrave Dr, Austinmer
Accessible beach

See beach details

The Esplanade, Thirroul
Accessible beach

See beach details

Farrell Rd, Bulli

See beach details

Kurraba Rd, Woonona

See beach details

Morgan Pl, Bellambi

See beach details

Lake Pde, East Corrimal

See beach details

Murranar Rd, Towradgi

See beach details

Elliots Rd, Fairy Meadow

See beach details

Olympic Blvd, Port Kembla
Accessible beach

See beach details

Fern St, Windang

See beach details

Using our beaches

See our Beach Safety page to learn how to stay safe at our beaches.

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

You should also follow all NSW Public Health rules that apply when you're visiting our beaches.

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.