Austinmer Beach

Austinmer Beach is one of Wollongong's most popular beaches, located just 25 minutes north of the central business district.

Austinmer is well set up to cater to large summer crowds being patrolled September to April. It is located off Lawrence Hargrave Drive, with shops lining the western side and a large car park and park between the beach and the Drive. The Surf Club and other amenities occupying the southern half of this 250 metre long beach. Two large rock pools lie on the southern rock platform.

The relatively small beach is wedged between two low headlands and their extensive rock platforms. It receives waves averaging 1.4 metres, which result in two strong permanent rips against the rocks at each end.

Austinmer Beach is not dog friendly. However, Little Austinmer Beach located directly to the north is an off lead dog friendly beach.

Nearby events

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    Friday 22 June 2018 to Saturday 23 June 2018 , Thirroul

    Light up the Pavements is part of a five project series called the Ephemeral Art Program. In collaboration with local businesses and residents digital artist Abhiruchi Chhikara has created five projections uncovering what lies beyond the ob…

    22 Jun - 23 Jun
  2. Coledale Markets

    Sunday 24 June 2018 to Sunday 27 January 2019 , Thirroul

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    24 Jun - 27 Jan
  3. Coledale Markets

    Sunday 24 June 2018 to Sunday 25 November 2018 , Thirroul

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