Cronulla Beach Rock Pool [Ocean Enclosure]

Sydney Metropolitan Area, NSW, AUSTRALIA

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Facility Overview

Facility Name
Cronulla Beach Rock Pool [Ocean Enclosure]
Address
Gerrale Street, Cronulla
Sydney Metropolitan Area, NSW 2230
AUSTRALIA
Telephone
(02) 9710 0333 for the Sutherland Shire Council.

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Drop-in/Casual
Free. [July, 2019]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
50m x 25m ocean enclosure , outdoors , unheated , Cronulla sea water temperatures range from lows of 16º to 20ºC (61º to 68ºF) in winter to highs of 22º to 25ºC (72º to 77°F) in summer.

Location

GPS
-34.053750, 151.155611

Teams That Use This Facility

We have no web links or contact information for teams that train at this facility.

Facility Notes

The pool is not 25m wide for its entire 50m length, the first 10m have an angled "out parcel", so it starts out at a width of 16m and grows to 25m wide for the last ~40m of the pool's length. If you're swimming 50m laps, there are only 6 or 7 lanes, not the 10 lanes you might expect.
Some websites call this the North Cronulla Beach Pool; others call it the South Cronulla Beach Pool. It appears to be between North Cronulla Beach and South Cronulla Beach and is the southernmost of three ocean pools all placed close together.

Facility Reviews

This should be the ideal ocean pool but, unfortunately, is not. The rebuild a few years ago has made it prone to ingress of sand and weed. It's not maintained properly so is often barely deep enough to do laps. Compared to the offerings of other councils (e.g., Queenscliff, Bondi), Sutherland Council has let this iconic facility slide and that's a pity.
Criticisms aside, if you get there in the mornings before the crowds and hopefully when it's not too silted up, it's an excellent gig. That's why I keep coming back and tolerate the weeds. :-)
Remember it's ocean water - not filtered. Just pure Pacific Ocean (actually, Tasman Sea). [April, 2014]