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Windang Beach

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by Lilian Finch (subscribe)
I live in a beautiful part of the world and love to share parts of it with my readers.
Published June 5th 2013
Surf Patrolled Beach South of Wollongong
Windang Beach, wollongong
Windang Beach, Wollongong

Windang beach itself is located at the entrance to Lake Illawarra, 15 kilometres south of Wollongong's city centre. This area is very popular with birdwatchers as many native species can be found here including Pelicans, Black Swan, Tern, Egret, Cormorant, Spoonbill, White faced Heron, Curlew, Teal, Ibis and Duck are the most prolific species of birds found on the Lake. The main source of food for these birds is fish, weed, microbes and worms found in and around the Lake's edge.

The beach is very popular with families although surf can get quite rough at times. There is a large public park at Windang Beach which offers gas barbecues, sheltered picnic area's, a children's playground and a bicycle path.

Windang Beach and Lake Illawarra are very popular fishing areas. Whether you prefer rock fishing, deep sea fishing or fishing from the beautiful beaches or wharves the local bait and tackle shops can help you find the perfect location. The native name for Windang Island was "Kauyanggang" (Kanyangang) which meant "saved by the big bear who pulled the Island into its present position"

surf lifesaving, windang beach
Surf Watch on Windang Beach

The beach area is patrolled and has a surf lifesaving tower, however this is not in use all year round. This beach tends to have strong rips so supervision of children and inexperienced swimmers is recommended.

Beach entrance windang
Beach walkway to Windang Beach

Windang Island and Windang Beach offer many spectacular photographic opportunities, Warren Keelen Photography offers professional photographs of this area capitulating its beauty and diversity.
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Why? Beach, Family Day Out, Escape the City
When: All year round
Where: South of Wollongong
Cost: Free
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