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Discover the stunning stretches of sand in Wollongong and the Illawarra region, offering a beach paradise for all. From scenic ocean pools and renowned surf breaks to foreshore picnic spots and dog-friendly shores, these hidden gems will leave you in awe.

Experience the natural beauty of this coastal haven, with options to suit every preference. Explore the popular North Wollongong Beach and Wollongong City Beach, accompanied by lush picnic areas. For a family-friendly atmosphere, head to Belmore Basin, perfect for young kids. Further south, Windang Beach near Shellharbour and Lake Illawarra, a saltwater lake known for water sports, await your visit. With 17 stunning patrolled beaches, ranging from Stanwell Park in the north to Windang in the south,

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Wollongong offers the ultimate seaside escape against the backdrop of the picturesque Illawarra Escarpment. Enjoy year-round patrols at North Wollongong Beach and seasonal patrols from September to April across the rest of our beautiful beaches. Plan your beach adventure today and soak up the sun and surf in Wollongong

There’s commanding vantage points along the escarpment, such as Bald Hill and Mt Keira, or our iconic Blue Mile walk, taking in Wollongong Harbour and Flagstaff Hill. Or amp up your outdoor adventure, by enjoying the thrill of a tandem skydive, or touring Sea Cliff Bridge on the back of a Harley Davidson.