Just south of Sydney, you'll find a (slightly) less busy & equally (if not more) beautiful part of the coastline that is the perfect location for a  memorable day trip or long weekend. About 45 minutes to 1 hour out of the city (traffic dependent) you'll find The Sutherland Shire; also known as The Shire. Head a little further south and you'll find the Northern Illawarra region ~ a haven for surf, and a relaxed lifestyle worth diving into. As advocates for maintaining your daily rituals even while on holiday ~ we explore the area & discover our favourites spots for coffee, walking, and a daily swim.

Morning Plans:

See sunrise & have a swim or surf at Shelly Beach (Cronulla), followed by a breakfast bowl at Blackwood


Husk Organics in Stanwell Park for an Allpress almond latte

Finbox in Thirroul for house batch brew


Daily Walks:

The new Bald Hill stairs starting in Stanwell Park are a quick and sweaty walk with beautiful views over Stanwell Park beach. We love this walk before a coffee at Husk Organics. 

The Cronulla beach walk is beautiful anytime of day, weaving along 4km of coastline ~ dolphin spot as you go. 


Rosie's Fish & Chips in Coledale for a nostalgic summer lunch, enjoy seaside after a swim. 


We Are Mindful in Cronulla for fashion, homewares, and gifts. 

One of our favourite ever book shops is in Thirroul village, Collins Booksellers Thirroul is a must visit. Grab a book for the days you'll inevitably spend relaxing seaside. 


The ocean pool at Coalcliff is a must visit, or venture to the ever-popular Austinmer beach & see why it's the perfect spot for a swim. 

 Dinner & Drinks: 

Mexican at Bóveda in Thirroul or enjoy a glass of vino with a grazing board in the cute deli style wine bar ~ Pickled Poet.


Explore one of the many beautiful seaside stay options via AirBnB.


Swimmers, tinted SPF, a silk sarong to take you from beach to bar, a good aftersun face lotion, hat, runners & activewear, sweater (nights can get a little cooler down south), and the Marine Coconut (Hydration) to keep you balanced and hydrated between sun and sip.