Coogee Beach is on Sydney’s famous Coastal Walkway which stretches from Bondi Beach to Maroubra Beach.
Coogee Beach is in Coogee Bay, a 400 m wide southeast-facing bay, sheltered by a rocky island called Wedding Cake Island which makes it an ideal swimming beach for families and a calmer option than nearby Maroubra Beach.
The name Coogee comes from a local Aboriginal word koojah which means “smelly place” owing to the large amount of seaweed washed on the beach. Randwick City Council maintains the beach in pristine condition year-round with a team daily beach cleaning the beach everyday.
Coogee Beach is spoilt when it comes to rockpools.
There is a rock pool at the northern end (Giles Baths) and a rock pool at the southern end of the beach (Ross Jones Memorial Baths) near the Coogee Surf Life Saving Club.
Just a few minutes walk south of the beach along the Coastal Walkway are two of Sydney’s most spectacular ocean pools – McIvers Baths (women and children only) and Wylie’s Baths.
Coogee Beach has grown from a destination for day trippers in the early 1800s to one of Sydney’s most frequented beaches.
The parks and reserves around Coogee Beach are ideal for a picnic with a range of barbecues and playground equipment.
Coogee Beach is a wonderful place to take kids to, just watch out (if swimming) on the shore dumpers, has a rock pool if you don’t want to go in the surf.
There are a couple of parks around Coogee Beach. Goldstein Reserve, in front of the beach & has open parkland, with some BBQ’s on the northern side.
Grants reserve is on the southern end, & has a playground, BBQ’s & an open park so you can bring your football, cricket set or Frisbee.
On the northern end up on the hill is Dunningham Reserve there are some covered seating there.
If you’re looking to coffee & other treats, you’ll enjoy Coogee Bay Road with an assortment of great restaurants, cafes and ice-cream shops!
Coogee Beach it’s a great place to go, but it’s hard to find parking. There are no parking areas, only street parking, so be prepared to hunt for a parking spot.
Watch the gentle waves lapping Coogee Beach Rockpool.
Listen to beach sounds at Coogee Beach Rockpool Coogee.
Ambient Sounds of Little Bay Beach sea waves.