Coogee Beach + Pools
Coogee is a beautiful, wide beach with a golden crescent of sand and a wide promenade skirting the reserve. The beach is well known for its surf but has plenty to offer the families. Locals say Coogee usually has less surf than Maroubra, Tamarama and Bronte.
There is easy stroller access to the lower promenade past the first aid post and beach inspectors’ office. There are shaded seating areas on the lower promenade and strollers can be parked there.
The lower promenade continues along to the surf-lifesaving club and the ocean pool which has a separate toddler splash area with a little patch of beach. Here the water is flat and safe for children most days.
Cafes: Several along Arden Street
Toilets: Toilet block in the reserve, near the road
Shade: None on the beach, some shadecloth on the lower promenade
Playground: Not by the beach but there is an excellent playground on the headland above the southern end of the beach
Ocean pool: Yes, good for kids
Shark net: No
Mum’s report: A nice big beach with lots for the kids to do amid the buzz of Coogee. Coogee is on a flight path to Sydney airport so large planes often fly over providing big thrills for little boys.
Parking: Free carpark at the northern end of the beach, entrance off the roundabout in Arden Street Nearest station: No
Nearest ferry: No
Bus stop nearby: Yes