Fun Things to Do at Coogee Beach, NSW

Coogee beach is well known for its friendly and relaxed atmosphere and, generally, calmer waters due to it being a bay. It has lifeguards on every day.

There are great walks and paths that run along the edge of the beach, which is about 3km long and dotted with cute little cafes, shops, hotels and apartments.

Cooling off at Giles Baths Rock Pool

One of the more famous attractions in Coogee is Giles Baths rock pool. Although not one for very young kids due to strong waves and currents, it’s a popular spot for swimmers, especially in warmer months when the ocean is at its warmest. (Visit our homepage here.)

The rock pool itself is a carved out section of rock where the sea drains into and remains relatively calm but can churn in stormy weather.

Coogee is popular among beach volleyball players with it’s local, social club, the Coogee Beach Volleyball Club, running training and competitions for anyone interested in playing the sport. They also have many of their children represent NSW at the national championships. The adults also do very well in national representation.

The Pavilion hotel and restaurants is situated in the old Coogee Aquarium that became the Beach Palace Hotel for many years before Justin Hemmes of Merrivale fame, took over the lease and the Pavilion was born. It is a 3 storey building with family friendly pizzeria and games on the ground level, up market restaurants for the adults on the second and third levels. They often have a DJ with a queue of twenty somethings waiting to get in.

There is always something to do in Coogee from walking along the promenade, to picnicking and bbq’s at Grant Reserve and the cafes and ice cream shops for treats to keep you going on your journey. Not far from the beach is Bunnings Randwick for all your Eastern Suburbs hardware needs.