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Top 8 things to do in Coogee

Our laidback and friendly suburb of Coogee is located just 15 minutes drive from Sydney CBD. From picturesque coastal views to phenomenal cuisine, Coogee is truly a gem worth exploring. With so many things to do in Coogee, it’s hard to narrow it down to just a few, but this list is a great place to start.

1. Soak up the sunshine

First and foremost, Coogee is a beachside location, so getting down onto the sand should definitely be one of your first stops. Enjoy a scenic walk along the promenade or get your bathers on for a refreshing dip in the waves. You’ll also love Coogee’s iconic ocean pools which are a must visit attraction along the Aussie coastline and one of the best places to enjoy the beach lifestyle. Of course, your time will be just as well spent if you simply just choose somewhere sunny to sit and take it all in.

2. Enjoy fish and chips by the beach …

… or Vietnamese baguettes, sushi, kebabs, samosas, burgers, tacos, acai smoothies or icecream. No matter what cuisine, budget or mood you’re in, Coogee has a huge amount of delicious options to make your tastebuds happy. Equally important, you can enjoy your meal with amazing coastal views which will elevate your takeaway from fast to fabulous. Just make sure to cover your meal or the local seagulls will take it as an invitation to join in!

3. Do the iconic coastal walk

The famous Coogee to Bondi coastal walk extends six kilometres and is teeming with stunning views of beaches, cliffs, and rock pools that will leave your jaw hanging open. If you can’t get enough then you’re in luck because the coastal walk also extends south towards Maroubra! Why not pack a bag with some snacks, water, sunscreen, and get moving. Oh, and don’t forget your camera!

4. Indulge in Coogee’s cafe culture

You’ll find a fabulous cafe everywhere you turn in Coogee. Whether you are seeking an ocean view, quirky side-street café or international vibe there is a café for you. We’d love you to check out our local area page for more info and our pick of the best places to eat, drink and be merry in Coogee.

5. Take an underwater tour of Gordon’s Bay

Gordon’s Bay is one of the most popular spots in the region for underwater life. It features a 620-metre underwater nature trail that visitors can snorkel along. You can choose from one of the many tours offered in Coogee, or just grab your own goggles and snorkle and jump in! Gordons Bay is an easy 10 minute walk along the coastal walk from Coogee Sands Hotel.

6. Enjoy happy hour at a local wine bar

Bring your friends over to The Coogee Wine Room on Coogee Bay Road to take your pick from 400 different wines from around the world. Combining Coogee’s relaxed vibe with European charm it’s the perfect place to wind down. Hidden down a side street is the cosy Café Rafael which boasts a wine bar and contemporary fine dining in a french inspired setting.

7. Let the kids run around while you relax

Just a 5 minute walk from the Coogee Sands Hotel on Dolphin St is the Coogee Beach Club. Originally a barefoot bowls club, only one green remains open for bowling while the other two have been transformed into casual outside dining. Festoon lights decorate the white-washed picnic tables and a huge open grassy space provides room for kids to play to their hearts content. Come for happy hour and stay for dinner!

8. Base yourself right by the ocean

The phrase ‘location location’ means everything when you’re travelling. Placing yourself within arms reach of the beach, cafes, restaurants, walks and activities can make all the difference to your stay. That’s why guests love Coogee Sands Hotel & Apartments because it’s located just 20 seconds from Coogee Beach and fifteen minutes from Sydney’s Airport and CBD. We’re proud to be ranked #1 out of 6 hotels in Coogee on Trip Advisor for over 6 years for our location, comfortable rooms and friendly staff. Why not book your beach holiday with us today and start getting ready for some memorable days by the ocean!