Oak Park, know to locals as “Shoes”, is a perfect day out outing spot. Located roughly 1km south of Cronulla Oak Park is a place with a variety of activities and one of the best spots to have a family outing in Cronulla.
It has a small swing-set at the top of a big grass area.. This area is perfect for ball games and running around. They have a bbq, bubblers, bathrooms, showers and and area for picnics. There’s a footpath that connects all of Cronulla which is perfect for scooter and skateboards as well as walks and jogging. Dogs are allowed so it’s a perfect place to take your dogs for a walk. Oak Park also offers a rock pool which is suitable for all ages, however its can get very deep at the end of the pool so keep an eye on children who are not confident swimmers. The sides of the pool can also be sharp so be careful if you choose to enter from the side of the pool.
Many people like to sunbathe as sand is soft and flat. If you want to enter the water watch out for sea-urchins as tOak Park is known for these nasties (thats how the beach got the name “shoes”). They like to inhabit the sides of the pools and in the shallow parts of the ocean.
Oak park is also a very popular place to go surfing so if you do decide to surf here please make sure to respect the locals and abide by the surf rules. However Shoes is a terrible place to learn how to surf. There is normally a crowd in the water and it is a reef break so there’s rocks everywhere, so make sure you know what you’re doing if you choose to surf here.