Blackwoods Beach is just one of the many beaches that characterize the southern sydney suburb of Cronulla. Cronulla is about 26 kilometers from Sydney's Central Business District, almost forty minutes away by car. It is probably because of this distance that Cronulla locals possess such an acute sense of their local community, which is to a large extent defined by a vibrant beach culture.
Blackwoods Beach is one of Cronulla's smaller stretches of sand, with boulders and a rather frothy, boiling swell as a result of the hidden rocks and outcrops that line the shore. These unwelcoming sectors of the beach regularly give way to sand that invites sunbathing and sandcastles. WIth the right attitude, the rocks can be transformed from impediments to seats.
For those who enjoy the art of fishing, the relatively unfrequented beach is particularly appealing. There are various species of fish that can be reeled in from the low waves, including bream, drummer, luderick, squid and snapper. According to fishing afficionados, a small ball sinker will provide the best result for fishing on the beach.
With little natural cover, it may be necessary to seek out the indoor comforts of the shopping strip of Cronulla Street when the allure of sunlight wears off. There are various cafes and restaurants to enjoy.