To the north of Wanda and Elouera beaches in Cronulla, there is a low sand-dune with the merest sprinkling of grass. Far from the rocky sandstone shoreline of the southern end of Cronulla Beach, Greenhills is an ideal location not only for sunbathing but also for taking a brisk dip in the vast water of Sydney's southerly beach suburb.
As the name would suggest, Greenhills beach is surrounded by sand hills. One major attraction of the small northerly beach is the lack of crowds that characterise the larger beaches in the Cronulla area. Despite the appealing expanses of sand available to a visitor of Greenhills Beach, the lack of population also results in a lack of facilities for beach users. With a designated "dog off leash area", however, the beach may offer the family dog an opportunity to get his feet wet.
In an area defined by its beaches, safety issues are a primary concern. In summer, the beach is patrolled by lifeguards from 8am to 5:30pm, with a slightly earlier knock-off time in the chillier months of October and April. During winter, the patrol times are restricted further, only falling between the hours of 10am and 3pm and occur only in the southerly areas, excluding Wanda and Greenhills. For this reason, swimmers are advised to exercise particular caution when it comes to swimming at Greenhills.
After a day of safe and recreational surfing, Beaches Cafe on Wanda Beach is a short stroll from the Greenhills Park. Although Beaches Cafe is a modest eatery, it does harken back to a bygone era in beach visiting - and provides a bargain $8 hamburger meal deal!