Coalcliff Beach - Stanwell Park
Coalcliff is located 24 kilometres north of the Wollongong city centre. This is a small beach surrounded by rocks and the cliffs in the northern suburbs. It is also a popular fishing spot.
There is a salt water rock pool at the southern end of the beach. Explore the rocks for ocean life from this quite secluded beach.
The main Coalcliff Beach fronts the valley, and is a 500 metres long east to south-east facing coarse sand beach, with a mix of sand and rock seafloor off the beach, and the small Stony Creek draining across the southern end. Waves average 1 to 1.5 metres maintaining three dominant rips, a strong rip against the southern rocks, a shifting central rip and one flowing north past the northern rocks.
This beach is only patrolled from the commencement of the NSW school holidays in September until the end of April school holidays.