Looking for free parking in Cronulla?

Do I have to pay for parking in Cronulla?   NO!  There’s plenty of free parking in Cronulla and around its famous beaches. Here are our favourite spots to park.  It can get busy in the Summer but we always manage to find something somewhere 🙂 

Beach side parking

Drive up, park, and head straight to the beach along Mitchell Road – you’re only meters away from Wanda’s golden beach and thrilling surf. 

The loop around Wanda Surf Life Saving Club includes Murdock Street and Marine Esplanade – both giving more free parking.  Carry along Mitchell Road into Cronulla town and you head towards Elouera Beach. 

Also check out the small car park at the junction of Mitchell Road and Princes Street – but note that the gates do shut normally between 10pm and 4.30am – check the signs to be certain.  Princes Street provides on-street parking for Elouera Beach running into North Cronulla Beach, leading to the car park next to North Cronulla Surf Life Saving Club. 

There is a small beach side car park along Gerrale Street at Cronulla Park, often busy because it’s so convenient for the little ones and oldies who want to pic-nic in the park or make use of South Cronulla Beach. 

South of Cronulla there is parking along Ewos Parade for Shelly Park continuing South for Oak Park Beach including Jibbon Street.  But please remember to respect the local residents when parking in these areas. 

If you’re heading for Darook Park and its beach then you really only have the local residential streets as your parking option.

For those of you visiting Gunnamatta Park and the gentle waves of Gunnamatta Bay then the closest parking is along Nicholsons Parade – remember to reverse park here.


Disabled parking spaces in Cronulla

Disabled spaces can be found in the various parking spots including 

  • Mitchell Road car park near North Cronulla Life Surfing Club,
  • the multi story car park in the centre of town, (also know as the ‘stacker’)
  • along Cronulla Street
  • along Gerrale Street near Cronulla Park, and
  • at the train station


24 hour multi story car park in central Cronulla

Cronulla’s multi-story car park (or the “stacker” as the locals call it) is located behind the Mall and entered via Croydon Street.  The lower floors are reserved for 2 hour parking (check the signs for timing) and the top floor have 4 hour parking. 

Do keep to these times as the car park is monitored by parking rangers – you’ll see them marking car tyres with chalk!


Commuter Parking at Cronulla train station

There is limited parking near Cronulla train station for those venturing further afield. Whilst more parking was added recently it still fills up fast!


Parking at Rydges hotel and Northies

Rydges hotel located on the Kingsway does offer limited undercover parking for it’s guests.  Rates are currently $20 per night but please check with the hotel.  There is also an underground car park next to Northies which serves its customers and the apartment block above the bar/hotel.


Boat parking at Cronulla Boat Ramp and for Cronulla Ferries

Limited parking is available close to the boat ramp, including spaced for cars with trailers.  Accessed via Tonkin Street, for those launching a boat, or if you’re planning to catch the ferry over to Bundeena. 


Cronulla RSL parking

There is a small car park across from the RSL in Gerrale Street for visitors using the club facilities, though this is often a busy car park.


Parking for Cronulla’s dog friendly beach

Got your pooch in the car – head to Greenhills Beach for the Dog leash free beach (see signs for timings).  Park in  he Don Lucas Reserve service road and head across the grass and down to the beach – your dog will love you for it!


Permit Holder parking

Wherever you decide to park (or find a space!) remember to watch out for permit holder areas to avoid any fines.


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