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Never wanted to leave...

Amazing ocean views..... Sitting, relaxing peacefully and gazing at the the Lovely Horizon.... It... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2016
Get your snorkels.

Do get your snorkels as you won't get one anywhere nearby. It's a nice Beach protected from seas... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2016
Mumbai, India
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Clovelly Rd. | Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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All reviews both sides blue groper concrete boardwalk high tide typical sydney bondi coogee rock pools surf beach great for kids coastal walk nice beach central station worth a visit snorkeling protected waves swimmers
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Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

I was really looking forward to visit this place, but very disappointed once there., i honestly don't think is worth it to pay for getting acces., the only nice view you get is at the top but once going down the streets it was not...More

Thank Angeles C
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Amazing ocean views..... Sitting, relaxing peacefully and gazing at the the Lovely Horizon.... It was just amazing.... Highly recommended.... We walked from Coogee to Clovelly Beach. A wonderful walk.... Definitely going for the whole Bondi Coogee walk!

Thank VerveKanika
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Do get your snorkels as you won't get one anywhere nearby. It's a nice Beach protected from seas and a sea water pool. Good place to do snorkeling but don't expect too much of sealife beneath.

Thank imran_hotmale
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Clovelly beach made a fantastic substitute to nearby Coogee when the strong rip tide 'closed' the beach there. A short drive away Clovelly is a narrow bay forcing the waves to break off-shore, leaving on the roughest of days the option of getting in the...More

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Whatever you do don't forget your bathers. The swimming areas are gorgeous and there's good snorkelling. A beautiful walk will take you around the ocean for miles although we only went around 2 bays as we were short of time.

Thank Revyblonde
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Closely Beach is not your typical Sydney beach. It's a small, calm beach at the mouth of a narrow bay. Sand at one end and concrete on both sides. If that sounds unusual, it is, but it's a perfect spot for sun baking and relaxing...More

Thank FamilyofthreeSydney
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Clovelly Beach is a small protected area which is ideal for families who do not enjoy the surf. It is usually quite calm with very few waves except in very high seas. A good introduction to the surf for novice swimmers.

Thank Sadie W
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Bring your snorkelling gear.This is an oasis by the sea.Tranquil when the ocean is not too rough,and there's plenty to look at under the water ,with a diverse range of fish and sealife. Well set up here.

1  Thank Tone M
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

There is an enclosed beach section which is great for a swim. There is a cafe nearby, picnic areas and plenty of places to enjoy the sun.

1  Thank Rory J
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed in clovelly for two weeks as my nephew was getting married. There were 8 of us in a beautiful five bedroom house with a pool that we hired privately. Clovelly is a small town with nothing going on much. The beach is a...More

Thank Shelley W
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Very accessible by public transport, Coogee is the
smaller, friendlier, more intimate version of Bondi
Beach. Coogee is the only beach in the Eastern suburbs
that does not have big waves, making it an excellent
family beach. The Coogee Bay Hotel, located right
across the beach, has one of the biggest beer gardens
in Australia and plenty of entertainment every night
of the week. Be on the lookout for celebrity
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21 October 2018|
Response from mjm19622019 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, There is no charge at this beach, it is a beautiful, free public beach. There are fish all year round, it is safe and clean. This is the first month I would swim after winter. The sea temperature is warming up to about... More
Stephanie Q
19 August 2016|
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Response from Kenny B | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is! It's slightly above and beside the beach/rock pool on the northern side, a great location for a party of friends.