Finally! We are living in our own place in Coogee in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, we managed to find a 2 bedroom townhouse with great outdoor spaces and parking (what a bonus!). Our home is 800m from the beach, great restaurants, bars and the start of the Coogee to Bondi coastal walk.
This weekend we took advantage of the sun and decided it was time to get out of the house and put our walking shoes on. Naturally we did the most popular activity in the Eastern Suburbs, the Coogee to Bondi coastal walk – a cliff top walk that follows the coast winding in and out of each little bay and beach along Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.
The walk is about 6km and took us an hour and a half with all the stops to take in the breathtaking views, take a few photos and cool off in the sea. It is a very popular route, especially on the weekend so you will have to walk single file for some of the way, but it’s totally worth it!
When we got to Bondi Beach, we found a restaurant for a burger and beer and to rest our feet. From here you can walk back or do as we did and get a Uber home 🙂
All the beautiful beaches you’ll find along the way…
A large sandy beach with ocean pools on either side, free BBQ facilities on the grass and loads of restaurants and takeaways close by. A relaxed beach which is good for swimming, but not for surfing, most days you will see a couple of volleyball matches on at the northern end, there is also a nice park and playground for children on the southern end.
Gordons Bay is a rocky bay with beautiful turquoise water. On a sunny day, you will find people sunbathing on the rocks, swimming, snorkelling and diving in the bay. There is also a self-guided underwater nature trail for a scuba diving or snorkelling adventure.
Clovelly Beach is a small beach at the end of a narrow bay. There are concrete platforms and promenades on either side of the bay as well as a swimming pool. This beach is very popular with families and is another great spot for snorkelling.
Waverley cemetery the most scenic cemetery in the world – a huge cemetery on top of the cliffs overlooking the sea, opened in 1877, it contains the graves of many significant Australians and is quite interesting to walk through and look at the different tombstones, vaults and memorials.
A beautiful scenic beach which is great for swimmers and surfers with a restaurant, playground, picnic area, free BBQ facilities, a natural rock pool and a gorgeous 30m man-made pool, there is also a large sandy beach for basking in the sun. Bronte has it all!
A small sandy beach which also has a playground for children and free BBQ facilities. This beach is not usually as busy as Bondi and is a great place to relax, swim and surf.
Probably the most popular beach in Sydney, Bondi Beach is a large sandy beach which is great for sunbathing, swimming and surfing. It is also a popular place for skateboarding, rollerblading and cycling. Bondi Beach is a beautiful beach which is flanked by parklands, restaurants and bars and with the famous Ice Bergs pools on the Southern End.
See Google map below to view the route