COOGEE At A Glance
With its emerald waters, expansive green spaces, and relaxed café and dining culture, this laid-back surfie neighbourhood has an addictive vibrancy that has captured the attention of Sydneysiders. Travellers seeking Australia’s enviable beach life flock to the shores of Coogee Beach adding to the intoxicating sun-loving vibe.
Surf, sun and sand.
To avoid the crowds at Coogee Beach, head to Wylie’s Baths. The $5 is worth the views and private pool access.
The dangerous shore breaks and high visitor numbers mean that incidences of spinal injury are higher at Coogee Beach than at any other beach.
A neighbourhood that loves to bask in the outdoors, Coogee is a vibrant beachside destination that attracts outdoor enthusiasts every day of the week.
Holding centre stage is Coogee Beach and the expansive green space of Goldstein Reserve, which flows up along the cliff-side into Dolphin Point and Grant Reserve. This natural playground is prime real estate during the warmer months for barbeques, frisbee throwing, cricket and football games.
Due to its dangerous shore breaks, beachgoers can opt to swim in one of the two sea pools at the southern end of Coogee Beach, Wylies or McIvers Baths, or in neighbouring Gordons Bay, which is loved for its snorkelling.
The unobtrusive café and dining scene along Coogee Bay Road and Arden Street has a mix of casual and relaxed café and dining options catering to the transient backpacking crowd as well as the locals.
With incredible access to beachside living, whilst being within reach of the city, Coogee attracts a more youthful population, with a high percentage of locals falling into the 25 to 39 year age bracket.
Although much quieter than its world-famous neighbour, Bondi Beach, Coogee attracts its own share of expats and travellers who crave a more low-key urban beachside retreat.