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Aerial view of Royal Botanic Gardens and Sydney Harbour.
Views of Bronte beach, Sydney
Sydney city skyline lit up during Vivid Sydney 2013. View from Circular Quay.

Coogee Beach

  • Coogee beach at dusk
  • Snorkelling at Gordons Bay


Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk

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.

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Coogee Beach

Coogee is a great seaside destination for families, with a patrolled beach, swimming baths backed by a promenade perfect for picnics with plenty of barbeque areas and playgrounds. There are plenty of ways to enjoy Coogee Beach, neighbouring beaches and parklands. if you feel like an easy walk, head north along the Bronte-to-Coogee coastal track, a weaving trail of dramatic cliffs, boardwalks and spectacular ocean views.

The Coastal Walk that heads south from Coogee Beach is also a spectacular trail that hugs the coastline from Clovelly Beach to Maroubra Beach. The walk is clearly signposted, starting at Waverley Cemetery. Wander past Clovelly Beach, down into Gordon's Bay and onto Coogee Beach. Continue the walk to Maroubra Beach via Grant Reserve and Trennery Reserve.

Coogee has two grand old ocean baths. Wylie's Baths is a rockpool located on a rock shelf below Grant Reserve, just south of Coogee Beach. From the elevated timber decking, the baths offer spectacular views towards the beach. Built in 1907, the baths are are listed by the National Trust for their significance as one of Sydney's first mixed-sex baths.

McIver's Baths are perched on a cliff face and rock platform between Coogee Beach and Wylies Baths. The baths have magnificent oceans views and are relatively well screened from the surrounding area. Steps lead from Grant Reserve down the cliff to the pool. It is the last remaining women's-only seawater pool in Australia and has been in continuous use since its establishment.

Enjoy NSW beaches like a local by following these simple beach safety tips.

Always swim between the red and yellow flags – surf lifesavers have identified this area as the safest spot to swim in the water. It’s also a good idea to always swim with a friend.

Make sure you ready any safety signs at the beach and you are always welcome to ask lifeguards for more safety advice. If you find yourself needing help in the water, stay calm and attract attention.

Check conditions before you go and find a patrolled beach by visiting

Stay safe at the beach


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