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.