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

  1. Thirroul Gallery: Surf-A-Rama

    Tuesday 19 February 2019 to Sunday 03 March 2019 , Thirroul

    An exhibition of Surf Culture objects and Art. Vintage and Contemporary Surfboards Painted by Artists such as Mambo Artist David McKay as well as works by Reg Iremonger, Ozzy Wrong and Paul McNeil.…

    19 Feb - 03 Mar
  2. Coledale Markets

    Sunday 24 February 2019 to Sunday 24 November 2019 , Thirroul

    Coledale Markets - the Original Coal Coast Market was established in 2002 in the grounds of Coledale Public School, 60 kilometres south of Sydney along the scenic Grand Pacific Drive. The community event is held every fourth Sunday of the…

    24 Feb - 24 Nov