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Wollongong City Beach

Immerse yourself in the buzzing atmosphere or find your own secluded patch of sand on this vast beach that stretches for miles along the city’s gorgeous coastline.

Wollongong City Beach encompasses the broad sweep of sand directly fronting the city and is the home of the Wollongong Surf Life Saving Club. Extending 1.9 miles (3.1 kilometers) from Flagstaff Point to the Port Kembla seawall, the beach has plenty of room for you to stretch out and enjoy some space. With its easy beachfront access and fantastic amenities, Wollongong City Beach is a popular spot to have fun in the sunshine and the gorgeous waters of the Pacific Ocean.

Wander down to the beach and take in the vista of the open waters. To the north, you’ll see the gentle rise of Flagstaff Hill and the rocky bluff of the point. The beach is backed by a foreshore reserve dotted with coastal grasses and shrubs. Join the crowds of beachgoers that flock to the northern end of the beach, which is overlooked by the historic Wollongong SLSC and the City Beach Function Centre. Lay out your towel and soak up some sunshine or check the surf.

Go for a refreshing swim in the lifeguard-patrolled ocean waters or play among the rock pools with the kids. The safest swimming area is on the northern section of the beach between the lifeguard flags. Surfers can take on the beach breaks that sometimes roll in to shore further south.

Sit down for a meal at one of the waterfront restaurants or pack a picnic to enjoy on the foreshore reserve. Lang Park and the reserve have picnic areas and trees that offer some shade from the summer sun. Toward the south of the beach, you’ll find the Wollongong Golf Course and the wild surf of Coniston Beach. This area is not considered safe for swimming.

Wollongong City Beach is located directly to the west of the city center. Arrive at the beach easily by public bus or on foot from central Wollongong. There is free parking available at the base of Flagstaff Hill and alongside the foreshore reserve. Lifeguards patrol the beach daily during the summer. The beach is free to visit anytime.


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Lodging Near Wollongong City Beach

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Novotel Wollongong Northbeach

Novotel Wollongong Northbeach

2-14 Cliff Road, North Wollongong
4.3
of 5, from 1,510 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Nestled on the beach, this North 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).

$126
Sage Hotel Wollongong

Sage Hotel Wollongong

60/62 Harbour Street, Wollongong
4.4
of 5, from 1,409 reviews
4.5 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.

$128
Adina Apartment Hotel Wollongong

Adina Apartment Hotel Wollongong

19 Market Street, Wollongong
4.5
of 5, from 1,255 reviews
4.5 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).

$77
Marketview

Marketview

60 Market Street, Wollongong
4.2
of 5, from 184 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

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

$108
Best Western City Sands

Best Western City Sands

cnr of Banks & Corrimal St, Wollongong
4.4
of 5, from 398 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Wollongong, this golf hotel is within a 10-minute walk of WIN Stadium and WIN Entertainment Centre. Wollongong Hospital and North Wollongong Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$101
Boat Harbour Motel

Boat Harbour Motel

Cnr Campbell and Wilson St, Wollongong
3.9
of 5, from 445 reviews
3.5 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.

$111
The Belmore All-Suite Hotel

The Belmore All-Suite Hotel

39 Smith Street, Wollongong
4.3
of 5, from 579 reviews
4.0 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.

$64
Harp Hotel

Harp Hotel

124 Corrimal Street, Wollongong
3.3
of 5, from 229 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Wollongong, this motel is steps from Illawarra Museum and Illawarra Performing Arts Centre. WIN Entertainment Centre and Wollongong Town Hall are also within 5 minutes.