If you'd like to explore Sydney's spectacular coastline at a leisurely pace, make your way to Bondi Beach or Coogee Beach to walk this 6-km coastal walk. It takes about two hours to complete at a good pace. Why not stop along the way for a freshly squeezed juice, a good coffee and swims at either beach. Don’t forget your hat, sunscreen and some water.
With a shimmering beach, magnificent coastal walk and a protected Marine Reserve that attracts snorkellers and scuba divers, Coogee sums up the classic Sydney surf scene. It’s a haven for families, couples and travellers alike. When you're not enjoying the water, check out the latest flicks in the Art Deco grandeur of heritage-listed Ritz Cinema or look out for great clothing bargains as you wander along Coogee Bay Road. The spring and autumn racing carnivals from March to May and September to November are events not to be missed at the Royal Randwick Racecourse.
A diverse abundance of nearby cafes and restaurants will suit anyone's dining needs and the buzzing Beach Palace Hotel, with cold drink in hand, is the perfect place to end a sun-drenched day. Oceans Bar is another good choice located at the southern end of Coogee Beach. Coogee has two ocean baths - Wylie’s Baths and Mc'Ivers Baths.
Experienced surfers head to Maroubra Beach, which also offers vibrant cafes next to classic fish and chip shops. Nearby Kensington and Randwick are close to the expansive Centennial Parklands.
Coogee Bay Hotel
The 'Coogee Bay Hotel' beer garden at night, Coogee. Image Coogee Bay Hotel
Tamarama Beach at sunrise, Eastern Suburbs Sydney. Image Andrew Gregory
Royal Randwick Horse Races, Sydney
Jockies and their horses at the Royal Randwick Races, Sydney. Image Tourism NSW
Ocean baths, Coogee
Panoramic view of Ocean baths at dawn, Coogee, Sydney. Image Sally Mayman, Tourism NSW
Woman at historic Wylies Baths, Coogee. Man swimming in pool below. Image 3 Stroke Photography
Couple swimming in Coogee ocean pool with surf life saving club in background. Image Tourism NSW
Couple dining at cafe, Coogee Beach. Image 3 Stroke Photography
Randwick Race Course, Sydney
Aerial of Randwick Race Course and South West Sydney. Image Hamilton Lund, Tourism NSW
Coogee beach at dusk
Boats on Coogee beach at dusk
Snorkelling at Gordons Bay
Couple snorkelling at Gordons Bay, Coogee. Image 3 Stroke Photography