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North Wollongong Beach

Enjoy a day of fun with the family at this central beach with a broad sandy strip, rock pools, grassy foreshore areas and plenty of space to relax.

North Wollongong Beach is a favored local beach with a sweep of golden sands framed by rocky platforms and craggy bluffs. Spend the day lounging on the soft sands or bring your surfboard and check the swell. Overlooked by the historic Wollongong Surf Bathing and Life-Saving Club, the 0.3-mile (500-meter) beach has a safe swimming section where young children can play and wade in the waves.

Wander along the grassy foreshore and watch the waves crashing on the rocky bluffs that flank the beach. Pick a spot on the sand and spread out your towel. The beach has a dependable surf break that rolls into shore. Swim in the lifeguard-patrolled waters or wax up your surfboard and take on the breaks. There is a series of rock pools and wading areas, which are popular with younger kids. Peer into the tidal pools to see the variety of marine critters that inhabit the waters.

Admire the architecture of the surf club, which was built in 1914. Make your way to the northern end of the beach to find Stuart Park. Lined with pine trees, the waterfront park is an idyllic spot for a picnic. Choose a picnic table and grill your lunch on the barbecues while the kids explore the children’s playground. Alternatively, have a meal at one of the cafés on the street fronting the beach. Gorgeous ocean views can be seen from the cycling and walking track that extends from the foreshore. North Wollongong Beach is not a dog-friendly beach, but you can bring your furry friend to the beach on the other side of the lagoon on the northern end of the beach.

North Wollongong Beach lies 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) northeast of the city center. It is easy to reach by bus, bike and on foot. Park for free in the lot near the surf club and picnic areas. Showers and public restrooms are available at this beach. Lifeguards patrol the beach daily during the warmer months.


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Lodging Near North Wollongong Beach

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$115
Sage Hotel Wollongong

Sage Hotel Wollongong

60/62 Harbour Street, Wollongong
4.1
of 5, from 116 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated by the sea, this hotel is steps from WIN Stadium and Wollongong Golf Club. Wollongong City Beach and WIN Entertainment Centre are also within 5 minutes.

$171
Novotel Wollongong Northbeach

Novotel Wollongong Northbeach

2-14 Cliff Road, Wollongong
4.0
of 5, from 158 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Nestled on the beach, this Wollongong hotel is just steps from North Wollongong Beach and Stuart Park. Wollongong City Beach and Wollongong Harbor are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$104
Boat Harbour Motel

Boat Harbour Motel

Cnr Campbell and Wilson St, Wollongong
3.7
of 5, from 57 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Wollongong, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Wollongong Fish Market, Illawarra Museum, and Wollongong Harbor. WIN Entertainment Centre and Flagstaff Hill Fort are also within 10 minutes.

$89
Beach Park Motel

Beach Park Motel

10 Pleasant Ave, North Wollongong
3.9
of 5, from 17 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated by the ocean, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Stuart Park and North Wollongong Beach. Wollongong Science Centre and Planetarium and Wollongong Fish Market are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$86
Normandie Motel and Function Centre

Normandie Motel and Function Centre

30 Bourke Street, Wollongong
3.1
of 5, from 19 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Wollongong, this beach motel is within a 10-minute walk of Stuart Park and North Wollongong Beach. Wollongong Fish Market and Wollongong Botanic Garden are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$115
Adina Apartment Hotel Wollongong

Adina Apartment Hotel Wollongong

19 Market Street, Wollongong
4.3
of 5, from 93 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Wollongong, this luxury aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of WIN Stadium and Crown Street Mall. Wollongong Science Centre and Planetarium and University of Wollongong are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$103
The Belmore All-Suite Hotel

The Belmore All-Suite Hotel

39 Smith Street, Wollongong
4.2
of 5, from 39 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Wollongong, this apartment is within a 10-minute walk of Illawarra Museum, Wollongong Town Hall, and Wollongong City Gallery. Illawarra Performing Arts Centre and Wollongong Fish Market are also within 10 minutes.

$100
Flinders Motel

Flinders Motel

19 Flinders St., Wollongong
2.9
of 5, from 18 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Wollongong, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of North Wollongong Beach, WIN Stadium, and Wollongong Golf Club. Wollongong Botanic Garden and Jamberoo Action Park are also within 20 mi (32 km).