A hidden beach and local favourite hidden right off the Esplanade / Cronulla Walk.

Getting to Blackwoods Beach, Cronulla

Where Is It?

Blackwoods Beach is located off The Esplanade in Cronulla with Shelley Beach to the south and Cronulla Beach to the North. It is the closest beach to Shark Island. The Esplanade walkway is higher then the beach, so access is via short dirt trail down to the sand. It’s not particularly difficult but elderly and pregnant might want to take care.


The nearest street address in Ingalara Avenue, Cronulla. There is pedestrian access to The Esplanade from there.


There is no dedicated parking area for Blackwoods Beach. There is limited on street parking on Ingalara and Arthur Avenues. Alternatively, you could try parking at Shelley or Cronulla Beach and walking from there. Each is 5-10 minutes from Blackwoods Beach.


Google Maps Link – Blackwoods Beach

Things To Do


There are three small beaches and a couple of pools to swim in. Generally low waves, however the beaches and pools are not patrolled so exercise caution.


Several good gutters off the rocks around this area. Because the waves here are lower in energy it is arguably safer then other areas, but always follow the regulations and fish in pairs with proper equipment.


Shark island is a popular surfing area nearby. Recommended for experienced surfers only.

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  • Is Blackwoods Beach Patrolled?

    Blackwoods Beach is not a patrolled beach. Head north to Cronulla Beach for flags.

  • Toilets

    The closest toilets are south at Shelley Beach and North and Cronulla Beach. Both are about 5-10 minutes walk along the esplanade.

  • Food

    There are cafes and kiosks north at Cronulla Beach. There is also a single water bubbler in the reserve at the end of Ingalara Avenue.

  • Rubbish Bins

    There are bins along The Esplanade for disposing of your trash.

  • Can I take my dog to Blackwood Beach?

    Dogs are not permitted on the beach. They are permitted on leash along the Esplanade.

  • Can I Ride My Bike To Blackwoods Beach?

    The Esplanade is not suitable for bikes. Ingalara Avenue is the closest cross street to ride in on.


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