Coogee Beach is a stunning recreational beach which is located in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. The beach features historical swimming baths for the shark paranoid! The beach is suitable for swimming, sunbathing and picnics in the adjoining parks as well as for shopping and dining. Coogee Beach may also be considered as a location to stay in during a visit to Sydney. Many locals prefer Coogee Beach to the more famous Bondi Beach.
Bus services 372, 373, 374 depart the Sydney CBD at regular intervals and terminate at Coogee Beach.
Sydney Transport Infoline: www.131500.com.au
Points of interest:
- Wedding Cake Island
- Surfing/swimming from September to March
- Parklands for tourists and local families with amazing views: Dunningham Reserve (north end), Grant Reserve (features a children’s playground) and Trennery Reserve (south end)
- Wylie's Baths (established in 1907), Neptune Street, Coogee - an ocean rockpool located on an intertidal rock shelf below Grant Reserve, 500 metres south of Coogee Beach. http://www.wylies.com.au/
- McIver's Baths, Beach Street, Coogee (women only since the 1860s) - is perched on a cliff face and rock platform between Coogee Beach and Wylies Baths. Steps lead from Grant Reserve down the cliff to the 20 metre ocean pool.
- Ross Jones Memorial Pool (built in 1947) - located next to the Surf Life Saving club, walls are built like a sandcastle!
- Eastern Beaches Coastal Walk
Places to stay:
- Coogee Bay Hotel – offers Sydney’s largest beer garden and acommodation
- Crown Plaza Coogee Beach Hotel – accommodation and restaurant
- Coogee Sands Hotel & Apartments
- Medina Executive Apartments
- Crown Plaza
- Coogee View Apartments
- Surfside Backpackers
- Coogee Beachouse Hostel
- Coogee Beach Wizard of Oz Hostel
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