Get The Most of the Coast
A Memorable Stroll At Cronulla
What’s better than wandering along an easy, level pathway while taking in views of crystal–clear waters and a breath-taking horizon? Not much I’d say. This is what the coastal trail which runs between North and South Cronulla beach offers. An unmatched feeling of bliss and tranquillity.
Placed along the wide, smooth pathway are peaceful sun loungers and permanent seating, providing perfect places to rest and focus on the beauty of the sea. If you are feeling like a longer journey, park at the accessible parking at North Cronulla Surf Life Saving Club and take the paved pathway past South Cronulla all the way to Shelly Beach where there are accessible toilets, a playground and easily accessible tidal pools.
Once you reach South Cronulla beach, make life easier with the Mobi Mat. This is a long sturdy mat which can be rolled out over the top of soft sand to make getting to the water’s edge easier for the mobility impaired. You need to book one day in advance of your visit. You can book one of the three beach wheelchairs at the Surf Club.
If you start to feel a bit peckish, enjoy a meal and a coffee at the accessible café next to the club, which has outdoor seating. This means that you can still enjoy the view while you refuel.
Here is a map of the area with some accessible and partially accessible places currently on WheelEasy.
What Can Be Found Here?
- Easy coastal track which runs along North and South Cronulla beaches.
- Gentle ramp taking you onto South Cronulla Beach.
- Mobi Mat available for easy beach access at South Cronulla.
- Accessible café next to the South Cronulla surf club .
- Three beach wheelchairs available at South Cronulla Beach free of charge (booking required)
- Powered Beach Wheelchair – this chair can allow for independent travel and can only be used on the sand, not in water.
- Hippocampe All-Terrain Beach Wheelchair – this chair can be used on the sand and in the water.
- Mobi-chair Beach Wheelchair – a floating beach wheelchair that can be used on the sand or in the water. The armrests of this wheelchair become floatation devices when it enters the water.
- Accessible toilet, change room and shower inside South Cronulla Surf Life Saving Club (need MLAK Key – refer to FAQs below for more information)
- Cronulla Sports Complex (nearby the southern end of South Cronulla Beach)
- North Cronulla Surf Life Saving Club
- Inside Dunningham Park near North Cronulla Playground (need MLAK Key – refer to FAQs below for more information)
- Parking available at South Cronulla Beach in front of the Surf Club if you are using the beach wheelchairs (tell the lifeguard when you book the chairs so that they can grant a permit for you)
- Mitchell Road car park near North Cronulla Life Surf Club
How can I book the beach wheelchairs?
- If you want to use the beach wheelchairs, you can book online.
- or you can call the Lifeguard Headquarters on 02 8522 2100. Available on request 7 days a week from 8am to 4pm in summer and 10am to 2pm in winter. A liability waiver needs to be completed as well, which can be found here.
How can I book the Mobi Mat?
- If you want to use the Mobi Mat, you will need to book one day in advance, and can only be used when lifeguards are on duty, if they deem the conditions acceptable. You can book online.
- Or you can call the Lifeguard Headquarters on 02 8522 2100. The maximum length of any booking is 4 hours per person. Available on request 7 days a week from 8am to 4pm in summer and 10am to 2pm in winter. A liability waiver needs to be completed as well,
What Is an MLAK KEY?
- A Master Locksmith Access Key is a key created by the Master Locksmiths Association of Australasia, and you can use it to unlock accessible facilities around Australia. You can buy one directly from any master locksmith near you, or order one from the National Support Office by completing this form and returning it via email or post.
Is there an MLAK Key Available there for me to borrow?
- No, unfortunately you will have to have one before you arrive.
How do I get there from Sydney CBD?
- By Train – Getting to South Cronulla station by train will take approx. 1 hour and then some short wheeling, navigating some steep terrain.
- By Car – this will take you approx. 40 minutes