CLOVELLY At A Glance
Clovelly is an alluring seaside locale where it feels like summer all year round. This beachside suburb has incredible clifftop parklands that border a sun-drenched beach. At the heart of it all, Clovelly Beach is a favourite destination for many Sydneysiders, attracted by the surf lifesaving, ocean swimming and snorkelling culture.
Clovelly beach and the rugged headlands.
Tucked away between Coogee and Clovelly, Gordon’s Bay is a quieter beach experience and it has great snorkelling.
Clovelly is home to one of the first lifesaving clubs in the world.
Taking centre stage in this beautiful seaside location is Clovelly Beach. Between two rugged headlands, Clovelly Beach features a wonderful swimming area, with promenades and concrete platforms that provide easy access points into what is more like a large ocean pool than a beach.
Popular amongst families, sunbathers, snorkelers, ocean swimmers and a large Blue Groper nicknamed “Bluey”, Clovelly Beach has it all – from parklands for picnics to Seasalt Café to the historic surf lifesaving club that is part of the local culture and heritage.
During the winter months ocean swimmers, in particular the Clovelly Eskimos, can be found diving into the chilly waters.
The incredible views up and down the coastline can be enjoyed from Bundrock and Burrows Parks, which form part of the Coastal Walk, a trail along the coastline from Bondi Beach to Maroubra Beach. When they’re not out pounding the pavement or working on a tan, locals can be found at one of the cafés located along Clovelly Road further up the hill.
People who grew up in Clovelly and its surrounds tend to stick around because the lifestyle is so addictive. Clovelly has a thriving expat community that have taken up permanent residence, and families of all shapes and sizes are in abundance here.
The beach is the heart of this neighbourhood, providing an idyllic setting for ocean swimmers and snorkelers to while away sunny days.
The trail along the coastline between Bondi Beach and Maroubra Beach is known as the Coastal Walk. In its rugged beauty, it is one of the most popular walks in the greater Sydney region.
Bundrock and Burrows Parks provide ample green space to spread out and be active with family and friends, or spot dolphins and whales during migration season.
Locals hold on to their properties in Clovelly, and who can blame them when you have family homes of all shapes and sizes capitalising on water views. Ocean, Battery and Boundary Streets are best for ocean views, Eastbourne Avenue for views of Clovelly Bay and Cliffbrook Parade for views over Gordons Bay.