If you love a good stroll and enjoy coastal scenery then the Cronulla Coastal walk is one you must tick off your bucket list the next time you’re visiting Sydney. Just over an hour south of the city in the heart of the Sutherland Shire.
It’s commonly referred to as ‘God’s Country’ and there’s a reason why, the folks in the Shire are spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches, shopping, trendy cafes and they even have boasting rights to the Royal National Park right on their doorstep.
I started at Green Hills beach and walked the undulating pavement until I reached Salmon Haul, where I cooled off with a swim. Along the way I noticed how family friendly all of the beaches are with most backing onto parks, picnic areas and cafes.
If you feel like a spot of fishing there’s plenty of places to cast your line, snorkelling is common and made popular by the choice of rock pools and bays. The surfers were out in full force, but if catching waves isn’t your thing there’s plenty of man-made ocean pools for you to bathe in.
If you prefer to elevate your heart rate you can add intensity by running, the paths are wide enough to accommodate both. You’ll also find public exercise equipment at Green Hills beach and a 400m track marked out for those keen on sprinting or timing laps. Just beyond Green Hills you’ll notice the sand dunes, which are also popular with Boot Camps and outdoor exercise enthusiasts, they’re high, they’re wide and they’re a perfect challenge if you love a good lactic acid burn in your butt.
Getting there is easy as the Cronulla coastal walk is the only walk accessible by train, so no excuses! Visit Map My Walk for a wider variety of Cronulla trails and distances you can try. Pack your walkers, your bathers, a towel and enjoy a day in Cronulla.