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“Concrete Clovelly”
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Clovelly
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Bondi to Clovelly Coastal Walking Tour
Ranked #89 of 478 things to do in Sydney
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Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Concrete Clovelly”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

This is a strange place, by Sydney beach standards. The locals love it, but I call it the concrete beach, as it is surrounded, you guessed it, by concrete on both long sides. I do not know what the lifeguards do there, as it is enclosed. I know it is a great place to learn to swim and the snorkelling is suposed to be good, but I just don't get the attraction! Go to anywhere else, especially the northern beaches, if you want a real Sydney beach experience. Food at the cafe (at the end of the concrete!) is ok. Best thing is there are no timed parking fees.

Visited March 2013
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Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“lovely little beach area”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

all beach related areas aroun Sydney are worth a look,this is no exception but it is small compared to big places like bondi,cronulla,manly etc

Visited January 2013
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Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Good snorkeling”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

This is one of my favorite places to snorkel, there's even Bluey the huge grouper in this area and if he likes you he will swim with you

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Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
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“great place for a swim”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

Clovelly bay is a calm water swimming area and is the ideal spot to put on a pair of goggles, a snorkel and some flippers to have a good look at what lives below. You won't be disappointed.

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Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
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30 attraction reviews
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“Bring your snorkle!”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

A great spot for a snorkle, but bring your own picnic as the "kiosk" is now a pretentious cafe unenthusiastically serving expensive lacklustre food. Or just get the fittest person in your group to jog up the hill to the fish and chip shop, which is great.

Visited May 2013
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