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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.

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

Patrolled 9am to 6pm daily

Coalcliff Beach
Lawrence Hargrave Dr, Coalcliff Get directions.

Patrolled 10am to 5pm daily

Scarborough Beach
Monash St, Wombarra Get directions.

Patrolled 10am to 5pm daily

Coledale Beach
Lawrence Hargrave Dr, Coledale Get directions.

Patrolled 10am to 5pm daily

Austinmer Beach
Lawrence Hargrave Dr, Austinmer Get directions.

Patrolled 9am to 6pm daily

Thirroul Beach
The Esplanade, Thirroul Get directions.

Patrolled 10am to 6pm daily

Sandon Point Beach
Point St, Bulli Get directions.

Patrolled 10am to 5pm daily

Bulli Beach
Farrell Rd, Bulli Get directions.

Patrolled 9am to 6pm daily

Woonona Beach
Kurraba Rd, Woonona Get directions.

Patrolled 10am to 5pm daily

Bellambi Beach
Morgan Pl, Bellambi Get directions.

Patrolled 10am to 5pm daily

Corrimal Beach
Lake Pde, East Corrimal Get directions.

Patrolled 10am to 5pm daily

Towradgi Beach
Murranar Rd, Towradgi Get directions.

Patrolled 10am to 5pm daily

Fairy Meadow Beach
Elliots Rd, Fairy Meadow Get directions.

Patrolled 10am to 5pm daily

North Wollongong Beach
Cliff Rd, North Wollongong Get directions.

Patrolled 9am - 6pm daily

Wollongong City Beach
Marine Dr, Wollongong Get directions.

Patrolled 9am to 6pm daily

Port Kembla Beach
Olympic Blvd, Port Kembla Get directions.

Patrolled 9am to 6pm daily

Windang Beach
Fern St, Windang Get directions.

Patrolled 10am to 5pm daily

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 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.