Coogee Beach is well protected through its formation as a bay. The surrounding coastline is mostly cliffs, decreasing in height down to the beach in the western part of the bay. The bay is sheltered from the roughest seas by Wedding Cake Island, a rocky reef about 800m off the southern headland. At the northern end of the beach are stairs leading from Dolphin Point down to the old Giles baths. This is now an open rock pool carved out of the surrounding rocks. A short walk to the north is Gordons Bay, which is a popular location for snorkeling and diving. At the southern end of the beach is the Ross Jones Memorial Pool just below the Coogee Surf Life Saving Club. Further south is the women’s baths and Wylies baths. Coogee Beach offers shady park lands, free BBQ facilities, public amenities and a great food and entertainment district along Coogee Bay Road and surrounding Streets.
Coogee Food and Drinks Coogee has many cafes, restaurants and bars on Coogee Bay Road opposite the beach and also in Arden Street and surrounding streets.
How to get to Coogee Beach by using Sydney’s buses and/or trains.
Coogee Beach is patrolled all year round, 365 days by lifeguards.
Wylie’s Baths is located just a few hundred metres south of Coogee Beach.
Wedding Cake Island is a natural reef in Coogee Bay.