Welcome to a little slice of paradise just 20 minutes from Sydney. With a stunning coastline, magnificent coastal walk and protected Marine Reserve, Coogee is the quintessential beachside haven for all ages.
Life in this highly sought-after suburb is all about the beach. Morning laps in the shimmering waters, catching a wave on the weekend, or creating life-long memories snorkelling with the kids. It’s a regular ritual, when you live in Coogee.
When the locals aren’t playing in or near the water, you’ll find them savouring in a multitude of culinary delights. Kick back with long Sunday brunch in one of the outdoor eateries, sip a green smoothie after your workout, or grab a box of mouthwatering fish & chips for the family on Friday night. Coogee, will never allow your taste buds to be bored.
In the holidays (or on any weekend for that matter), Coogee attracts an impressive crowd. Consequently, parking spots are snapped up quickly, especially close to the beach. Thankfully, the regular bus routes make it easy to get around and can take you in all directions including the city, airport and Bondi Junction Railway.
Whilst you won’t find major shopping centres in Coogee, you do have plenty of small local businesses to delight in. Theres a local food market, delicatessen, bakeries, plus variety of corner stores to cater for every need.
A mandatory past-time in Coogee, is the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk. This breathtaking route meanders along the headlands and beaches of Sydney’s eastern suburbs. If you’re up for the challenge, you can continue further to explore Maroubra, Lurline Bay, Malabar, and the wetlands.
Coogee residents come in all ages and backgrounds - but the one thing they have in common is their love of the beach.
Fitness fanatics, couples and families, all mingle together in the village-like atmosphere and awesome lifestyle their surfside address provides.
Exclusive of the amazing scenic Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk, Coogee has a vast selection of parks and sporting fields to cater for all outdoor lovers.
Trenerry Reserve, situated along the coastal walk has great ocean views and a flat expanse of green perfect for walking the dog.
Bardon Park is another popular dog-walking park and Popplewell Park (between Malabar Road and Gregory Street) in South Coogee, is a two tiered reserve with a playground and some shaded spots on the hill.
The sprawling Latham Park inn South Coogee comes with premier rugby fields, tennis courts, and the South Coogee Bowling Club. Whilst, Elphinstone Road Reserve offers a multi-purpose walking and bike track and basketball court.
Cafes & Restaurants
Beachside cafes, traditional bistros and elegant fine dining, are all on the menu in this coastal enclave.
Wander through Coogee’s main streets and you can travel the world in one night - Indonesian, Brazilian, Italian, Greek or Japanese, are just some of the delicious cuisines on the menu.
Seeing you’re by the sea, you’d be crazy not sample one of the many seafood restaurants and cafes in Coogee , including A Fish Called Coogee, Sea Salt Cafe, Tropicana Cafe and Clovelly’s Out of the Blue.
For drinks with a view, head to one of Coogee’s waterside or rooftop bars, such as the Coogee Bay Hotel or stylish Coogee Pavillion.
When you tire of beachside, head inland and try the abundance of cafes and restaurants dotted along Coogee Bay Road.
Our Favourite Spots
- Wedding Cake Island Bakery
- Coogee Pavillion