South of Cronulla Beach, Shelly Beach is a popular spot for swimming year round, with temperature schedules posted at the shelter nearby throughout the year.

Getting to Shelly Beach Rock Pool and Ocean Baths

Where Is It?

Shelly Beach is located between Blackwoods Beach and Oak Park on Cronulla’s Eastern Coast. Take Gerrale Street south from the Kingsway. Gerrale Street becomes Ewos Parade near Shelly Park, which is where you will also find the beach. It is also accessible on foot via the Esplanade / Cronulla Walk.


The address is Ewos Parade, Cronulla, 2230. The nearest cross streets are Richmont Street and Wilshire Avenue.


There are parking bays that run the length of Shelly Park along Ewos Parade. Shelly Park and the Ocean Pool are in a popular area not far from Cronulla Mall and the bays can fill up quickly, so best get in early, espeically during the summer.


Google Maps Link – Shelly Beach and Ocean Pool

Things To Do


Though the area is not patrolled by lifesavers, this is a popular place for swimming, paritfualry in the tidal pools. Check the nearby shelter for regulary updated weather schedules.


If you tire of nearby Salmon Haul Bay there are some good gutters around the headland.


It is possible to surf here, mostly body boarding at Glashier Point and a small break near the southern rocks.



  • Food

    There is a take away shop on Ewos Parade near Shelly Park and Cronulla mall is a ten minute walk away.

  • Is Shelly Beach Patrolled?

    Shelly Beach is not patrolled. Head north to Cronulla Beach to find a patrolled beach with flags.

  • Rubbish Bins

    There are a number of rubbish bins scattered around the park behind the ocean pool.

  • Toilets

    There are toilets, showers and change rooms in the old style pavilion overlooking the ocean. It’s a fun experience.

  • Can I take my dog to Shelly Beach?

    Dogs are not permitted on the beach or in the ocean baths. They are permitted on the Esplanade and in Shelly Park provided they are on leash.


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Oak Park Beach and Rock Pool | Cronulla

Another rock pool along The Esplanade that hosts one of Sydney’s best snorkel and scuba dive sites.
Shelly beach

Shelly Park | Cronulla

Just off the back of the beach, Shelly Park is a shady beachside spot with plenty of amenities.
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Blackwoods Beach | Cronulla

A little further north, Blackwoods Beach is a hidden gem and local favourite.

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