Illawarra Newsroom

Sharky Beach gets original name returned

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Illawarra identity Col Bruton has applauded Wollongong City Council for making sure a Northern Suburbs beach has the original name.

Mr Bruton said he's been fighting for the correct name for 'Sharky Beach' for about three years, adding that while some call it South Coledale Beach, he and others call it the Sharky Beach Environ.

Mr Bruton said that the area was known, prior to 1915, for the number of sharks that used to follow colliers boats back to the jetty, that no longer exists at the location.

Image: Col Bruton