Thirroul Beach is one kilometre in length and faces east, so it picks up swell from most directions. There's little wind protection at either end, although big southerly swells or southerly winds get slowed up somewhat by the Sandon Point headland.
Thirroul Beach is patrolled September to April and there is a saltwater pool that's great for a swim.
Thirroul Beach is a time share dog zone. Time sharing zone allows access on the beach on leash in summer before 9am and after 6pm, and in winter before 9am and after 4pm. However MaCauley's located directly to the south is an off leash dog friendly beach.