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Beaches, Free Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
4.6

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  • 5.0Value
  • 4.5Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

Though it's a bit smaller than its better-known northern counterpart Bondi, Coogee Beach is the quintessential spot for those looking to soak up some sun and swim in Sydney's famous waters. Snorkeling is also a popular pastime here, and the scenic, nearly 4-mile Bondi to Coogee coastal walk is a must. Plus, the eateries along the shore give beach bums several places to refuel.

Thanks to its less crowded atmosphere, picturesque setting and calmer waters, beachgoers (especially those traveling with children) raved about their time at Coogee, calling the beach gorgeous and a great place to watch the sun set. According to recent visitors, the food is also top-notch. However, despite the perk of free parking, spaces are limited, so plan to arrive early if driving. 

Coogee Beach sits about 7 miles southeast of Sydney Harbour and is accessible via bus Nos. 373 or 374 from Circular Quay. This beach has on-duty lifeguards, as well as restrooms, cafes, shops, grills and beach volleyball courts. Coogee is free to visit, but should you decide to pass on a beach swim in favor of a dip in one of the area's two beachfront baths (Wylie's Baths and McIver's Ladies Baths), expect to pay a small entrance fee and note that McIver's is only open to women and children.

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