One of the few west facing beaches in Sydney, Darook Park Beach’s calm waters  are a great spot for paddling, fishing and watching the sunset on Gunamatta Bay.

Getting to Darook Park Beach, Cronulla

Where Is It?

Darook Park Beach is located near Darook park on the south western tip of Cronulla’s coast.


The nearest street address is Darook Park Road. There is also access via Nicholson Parade to the south.


There is limited street side parking at both ends of the beach. North on Darook Park Road and south on Nicholson Parade with access via the park


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Darook Park Beach is one of the few beaches in Sydney where you can watch the sun set, as it is west facing looking over Gunamatta Bay.


There is a rocky headland to the north and some rock areas between the beach and the park that offer good spots for casting a line.


The beach is unpatrolled, but the water is generally calm as it faces the bay, not the ocean. It’s good for casual paddling.
Darook Park Beach


  • Food

    There are take aways and cafes towards Shelly Beach along Ewos Parade. Cronulla Mall is a ten minute drive from Darook Park.

  • Rubbish Bins

    There are a few bins scattered around the park a short walk from the beach so disposing of rubbish is easy.

  • Toilets

    There is a toilet block just behind the beach at the southern end. They are time locked and open between 7am and 7pm.

  • Can I take my dog to Darook Park Beach?

    There is a lack of signage to indicated either way. This is part of a popular walking route, and it’s not unusual to see dog walkers. Dogs should be on a leash at all times.


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