Sydney city skyline lit up during Vivid Sydney 2013. Credit: Destination NSW; James Horan
Explore Sydney's spectacular coastline at a leisurely pace on a walk between Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. The 6 km trail takes about two hours to complete. From May to November, you can spot whales from the sandstone headlands along the way. Build up a healthy appetite and enjoy breakfast or lunch in Coogee, which is also a popular night-life destination.
Coogee is a delightful seaside destination for families, with a patrolled beach, swimming baths and a promenade with barbeque areas and playgrounds. You can arrive at the beach on the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk, a 6 km trail with spectacular panoramas of the vast Pacific Ocean.
Stop in Coogee and replenish your energy at one of the delightful cafes or enjoy a delicious lunch on the Coogee Pavilion’s rooftop. You can walk farther south on a signposted route, via Grant Reserve and Trennery Reserve, to Maroubra Beach. Be sure to visit the two grand ocean baths.
McIver's Baths are perched on a cliff face and rock platform between Coogee Beach and Wylie’s Baths, just south of Coogee Beach. The baths have magnificent oceans views. Steps lead from Grant Reserve down the cliff to the pool. It’s the last remaining women's-only seawater pool in Australia and has been in continuous use since its establishment.
Wylie's Baths is located on a rock shelf below Grant Reserve. From the elevated timber decking, the baths offer spectacular views towards the beach. Built in 1907, the baths are listed by the National Trust for their significance as one of Sydney's first mixed-sex baths.
Please remember to always swim between the safety signs or the red and yellow flags.
Enjoy Sydneys 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 read 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 beachsafe.org.au.