Holidays in Wollongong City Beach

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Wollongong South Beach showing rugged coastline and a sandy beach

Immerse yourself in the buzzing atmosphere or find your own secluded patch of sand on this vast beach that stretches for miles along the city’s gorgeous coastline.

Wollongong City Beach encompasses the broad sweep of sand directly fronting the city and is the home of the Wollongong Surf Life Saving Club. Extending 1.9 miles (3.1 kilometers) from Flagstaff Point to the Port Kembla seawall, the beach has plenty of room for you to stretch out and enjoy some space. With its easy beachfront access and fantastic amenities, Wollongong City Beach is a popular spot to have fun in the sunshine and the gorgeous waters of the Pacific Ocean.

Wander down to the beach and take in the vista of the open waters. To the north, you’ll see the gentle rise of Flagstaff Hill and the rocky bluff of the point. The beach is backed by a foreshore reserve dotted with coastal grasses and shrubs. Join the crowds of beachgoers that flock to the northern end of the beach, which is overlooked by the historic Wollongong SLSC and the City Beach Function Centre. Lay out your towel and soak up some sunshine or check the surf.

Go for a refreshing swim in the lifeguard-patrolled ocean waters or play among the rock pools with the kids. The safest swimming area is on the northern section of the beach between the lifeguard flags. Surfers can take on the beach breaks that sometimes roll in to shore further south.

Sit down for a meal at one of the waterfront restaurants or pack a picnic to enjoy on the foreshore reserve. Lang Park and the reserve have picnic areas and trees that offer some shade from the summer sun. Toward the south of the beach, you’ll find the Wollongong Golf Course and the wild surf of Coniston Beach. This area is not considered safe for swimming.

Wollongong City Beach is located directly to the west of the city center. Arrive at the beach easily by public bus or on foot from central Wollongong. There is free parking available at the base of Flagstaff Hill and alongside the foreshore reserve. Lifeguards patrol the beach daily during the summer. The beach is free to visit anytime.

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221 Cheap Hotels Near Wollongong City Beach

Sage Hotel Wollongong
Sage Hotel Wollongong
4 out of 5
60/62 Harbour Street, Wollongong, NSW
The price is AU$184 per night from 3 Feb. to 4 Feb.
Located in Wollongong CBD, this golf hotel is within a 10-minute walk of WIN Stadium and Wollongong City Beach. North Wollongong Beach and Stuart Park are also ...
3.9/5 Good! (957 reviews)
"Nice hotel conveniently located near the beach and city. Clean and spacious room with a balcony. Staff and friendly and helpful."

Reviewed on 4 Jan. 2022

Sage Hotel Wollongong
Novotel Wollongong Northbeach
Novotel Wollongong Northbeach
4.5 out of 5
2-14 Cliff Road, North Wollongong, NSW
The price is AU$249 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.
Nestled on the beach, this Wollongong CBD hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Stuart Park and North Wollongong Beach. Wollongong City Beach and Wollongong Hospital ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (959 reviews)
"Great location, friendly staff…just hotel a little outdated, needs some maintenance updating. Carpet in hallways needs replacing and in rooms, paint work through corridors and doors."

Reviewed on 9 Jan. 2022

Novotel Wollongong Northbeach
Adina Apartment Hotel Wollongong
Adina Apartment Hotel Wollongong
4.5 out of 5
19 Market Street, Wollongong, NSW
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The price is AU$215 per night from 6 Feb. to 7 Feb.
Located in Wollongong CBD, this luxury aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of WIN Stadium, Wollongong Hospital and Wollongong Science Centre and Planetarium. University ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,575 reviews)
"Good for families, very good location for eats shops etc…very close to the beach"

Reviewed on 24 Dec. 2021

Adina Apartment Hotel Wollongong
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Top Wollongong City Beach Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Downtown Motel
Downtown Motel
2.5 out of 5
76 Crown Street, Wollongong, NSW
The price is AU$114 per night from 2 Feb. to 3 Feb.
Downtown Motel
Sage Hotel Wollongong
Sage Hotel Wollongong
4 out of 5
60/62 Harbour Street, Wollongong, NSW
The price is AU$184 per night from 3 Feb. to 4 Feb.
Sage Hotel Wollongong
Novotel Wollongong Northbeach
Novotel Wollongong Northbeach
4.5 out of 5
2-14 Cliff Road, North Wollongong, NSW
The price is AU$249 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.
Novotel Wollongong Northbeach
Adina Apartment Hotel Wollongong
Adina Apartment Hotel Wollongong
4.5 out of 5
19 Market Street, Wollongong, NSW
The price is AU$215 per night from 6 Feb. to 7 Feb.
Adina Apartment Hotel Wollongong
Best Western City Sands - Wollongong Golf Club
Best Western City Sands - Wollongong Golf Club
4 out of 5
cnr of Banks & Corrimal St, Wollongong, NSW
The price is AU$166 per night from 17 Feb. to 18 Feb.
Best Western City Sands - Wollongong Golf Club
Boat Harbour Motel
Boat Harbour Motel
3 out of 5
Cnr Campbell and Wilson St, Wollongong, NSW
The price is AU$162 per night from 3 Feb. to 4 Feb.
Boat Harbour Motel
Beachside and City lifestyle for a perfect holiday stay
Beachside and City lifestyle for a perfect holiday stay
5-7 Stewart St, 24, Wollongong, NSW
Beachside and City lifestyle for a perfect holiday stay
Quest Wollongong
Quest Wollongong
4 out of 5
59-61 Kembla Street, Wollongong, NSW
The price is AU$180 per night from 13 Feb. to 14 Feb.
Quest Wollongong
Harp Hotel
Harp Hotel
2.5 out of 5
124 Corrimal Street, Wollongong, NSW
The price is AU$129 per night from 18 Jan. to 19 Jan.
Harp Hotel
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