If you’ve got kids, shark-paranoia, or surf isn’t your thing, don't worry; Sydney’s blessed with a string of 40 ocean pools up and down...
This grassy tract at Coogee Beach’s northern end has superb ocean views and the Giles Baths ocean pool. A sobering shrine commemorates...
Ross Jones Memorial Pool
At Coogee Beach’s southern end, this saltwater pool has sandcastle-like concrete turrets.
Coogee Bay Hotel
This rambling, rowdy complex packs in the backpackers for live music, open-mic nights, comedy and big-screen sports in the beaut beer...
A Fish Called Coogee
This upmarket fish and chipper offers much more than your standard deep-fried cod. There’s everything from barbecued shrimp and peppered...
Arden St · interesting places nearby
Coogee Beach information
Bondi without the glitz and the posers, Coogee (locals pronounce the double o as in the word ‘took’) has a deep sweep of sand, historic ocean baths and plenty of green space for barbecues and frisbee hurling. Between the World Wars, Coogee had an English-style pier, with a 1400-seat theatre and a 600-seat ballroom…until the surf took it.
Offshore, compromising the surf here a little, is craggy Wedding Cake Island, immortalised in a surf-guitar instrumental by Midnight Oil. At Coogee Beach’s northern end, below Dolphin Point, Giles Baths is what’s known as a ‘bogey hole’ – a semiformal rock pool open to the surging surf. At the beach’s southern end, Ross Jones Memorial Pool has sandcastle-like concrete turrets.