Coogee Beach, Sydney

4.6
#3 of 23 in Beaches in Sydney
Second only to Bondi in popularity, Coogee Beach is suitable for swimming, relaxing in the sun, and picnicking. Nearby is a busy shopping and dining area, where you can also find hotel accommodations if you choose to stay longer in this quaint part of the city. Though this part of the coast is famous for its dangerous shore breaks, an ocean pool lies at the southern end of the beach in a sheltered area safe for swimming. Lifeguards are on duty daily and on the Wedding Cake Island, rising out of the water about 400 m (1,300 ft) offshore. This small island forms a rocky reef that helps shelter the beach and creates an area safe for swimming Make Coogee Beach a part of your Sydney vacation plans using our Sydney day trip planning tool .
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  • Our shuttle bus driver recommended Coogee beach on the half day we had in Sydney... and we understand why. The beach is quite close to the city and airport (25 minutes), It is wide, clean and filled w...  more »
  • As a local I am constantly astounded by the beauty and abundance of Sydney Beaches. It's not all about Bondi. The catch is... you need to hire a car, set that gps to 'stick to the coastline' and cruis...  more »
  • beautiful beach with beach and local networks in the immediate vicinity, ice water (end of October). Clean, although many people in the water to fidget.
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  • Love this beach. Can get crowded. There are backpackers everywhere and tourists but it's fun because you get to learn about them. Beach itself is beautiful. Doesn't get hit too hard with seaweed. Perfect to sit and chill out at.
  • Beautiful beach with pram access to get to the sand and there is some nice cafes and restaurants.
  • I like this beach very much when it isn't crowded
  • Nice picnic on the grass up the hill.
  • Small beach but the views are awesome.

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