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View Larger Map Coogee Beach NSW - 8kms south south east of Sydney and within 1km is Dunningham Reserve.
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One of Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs well known beaches – Coogee is both accessible by public transport as well as offering metered street parking – 7 days a week, and is patrolled by both Randwick City Council who provide a beach inspector on a daily basis, all year round – for more information:- and the Coogee Surf Life Saving Club (established 1907), which is at the south side of the beach, near the ocean pool, which will again host the Coogee Island Challenge on Sunday 25th November, 2012 – all welcome and for more information:- .

There’s plenty to do – from absolutely nothing, (lay on your towel – but don’t forget Slip, Slop & Slap), take the coastal walk, try your hand at scuba diving, snorkelling or surf or just a quick dip in the ocean pool, build a sandcastle or even take a stroll through the local shops.

It is believed that Coogee got its name through an Aboriginal word “koojah” meaning “bad smell”, due to decaying seaweed that was washed up onto the beach, nowadays this seaweed is removed before it has a chance to decay.

Like Tamarama Beach, Coogee Beach NSW also had an amusement park that was erected in 1928 and went from the promenade to extend 180 metres into the ocean, however as a result of heavy seas and for safety reasons it was demolished in 1934. There was also at the northern end of the beach a large domed building – “Coogee Beach Aquarium” which contained gardens, restaurants and sea water baths – this too was also demolished but has been reconstructed to resemble the original and offers a multitude of shops, restaurants and entertainment venues.

Coogee Beach NSW is home to Dolphin Point and at its entry point there is a 4 metre bronze sculpture as a memorial to 20 local residents who were some of the victims of the 2002 Bali Bombings, which included 6 team members of the Coogee Dolphins Rugby League Team.

Things to do:-

  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Surfing

Things to be aware of:-

Things offered:-

  • Change Rooms
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Drinking Water
  • Kiosk
  • Park
  • Parking
  • Patrolled
  • Public Phone
  • Showers
  • Toilets
External Resources:-

State Beaches Home Page

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