Whether you're with the family and kids, or just on your own walking the dog, Coogee beach has lots to offer.
Situated on Sydney's eastern beaches, next to Bronte and Clovelly, it's a nice, calm, relaxing surrounding, unlike the other larger more busier beaches of Maroubra and Bondi, with some amazing waves, delicious food, two separate rock pools for the kids, a private swimming pool area, and lets not forget the great surrounding views.
Coogee beach also provides long stretching grassy areas by the promenade which is ideal for family picnics or to throw a ball or frizzbee around. If you would rather lie in the sun why not relax with a cold drink and watch the games of football being played or the locals trying to catch the odd wave. The weekends are the busiest times as hundreds of families flock down to the BBQ area to cook a few snags. Coogee beach offers many different BBQ areas all up on the southern hill, which gives you an ideal location overlooking the whole beach as you serve up a feast.
If sport is your thing then you will be spoilt for choice down at Coogee beach. Whether it is Rugby League/Union during the winter or cricket during the summer, Coogee Oval, which is 2 minutes away, always has some competitive game playing on a Saturday and Sunday for passers by to watch and enjoy.
There is also a huge kid's playground at the southern end of the beach behind the surf club. There is an enormous spider web for the little ones to climb, as well as numerous other swings and rides for the kids to enjoy.
If the fridge is empty, there are plenty of restaurants and cafes along by the promenade and up on Coogee Bay Road. Fish and chips from the Dolphin Café is a local favorite. Or you could get a cheap $5 dollar steak from FiveO's, a place which is always filled to the brim with a mixture of locals and back-packers.
All down Coogee Bay Road is a mixture of restaurants, cafes and bars. You will be spoilt for choice with most offering breakfast, lunch and dinner, at great cheap prices. Some of the local favorites are the Beach Palace Hotel and the Coogee Bay Hotel. Both known for their great atmosphere and service, the "Bay" and the "Palace" offer a great location to have a quite beer, watch the footy, or enjoy a nice meal with friends and family.
The promenade area is also a great place for walking the dog or joggers looking to go for their weekend morning run. Looking to get in shape? Why not join the flock of joggers as they attempt the Coogee to Bondi coastal run. Starting at the Coogee beach promenade, the coastal run is a solid 30 minute cardio workout whilst you endure the beauty and tranquility of the beach.
So if it's a nice day in the sun you want to have some fun with the family and kids, or if you would rather a cold beer at one of the mixture of bars and restaurants watching the hours go by, a day at Coogee beach offers everything you want and more.