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Your Coogee Spring Itinerary Sorted

While winter in Coogee certainly has its own charm, there’s an undeniable sense of excitement and anticipation that accompanies the arrival of spring. As the days grow longer and warmer, it’s the perfect time to make the most of the great outdoors. To help you get the most out of your trip, we’ve put together our favourite activities to make sure you and your travel buddies enjoy every second!

Beach Days Are Back

With the onset of warmer weather, Coogee Beach springs to life, drawing sun-seekers eager to bask in the sun on its golden sands. Whether you find a spot between the flags on the beach or decide to explore the local ocean pools, you’ll love every moment.

With the onset of warmer weather, Coogee Beach springs to life, drawing sun-seekers eager to bask in the sun on its golden sands. Whether you find a spot between the flags on the beach or decide to explore the local ocean pools, you’ll love every moment. Spending an entire day by the ocean is made easy thanks to the multitude of incredible take-away options to satisfy your cravings, as well as convenient facilities like beach showers, toilets, and change rooms. Guests at Coogee Sands can even borrow a beach towel from reception, knowing that there’s not a single road to cross on the way back to their accommodation. And what better way to cap off a perfect day at the beach than by strolling along the sand, with the sky painted in unforgettable hues of sunset pink and gold.

Get Your Daily Steps in with a Coastal Walk

The iconic coastal walk from Coogee to Bondi is a must-do, no matter the time of year. Whether you’re an avid hiker, eager to join the ‘Bondi beautiful’ jogging up and down the steps in activewear, or are just looking forward to a leisurely stroll to soak up the views, this coastal trek offers an unforgettable connection with the pristine natural beauty of the Australian coastline. With the longer days of spring, visitors have ample time to savour the breathtaking cliffs, explore the inviting rock pools, and admire the stunning ocean vistas along the way. There are also plenty of charming spots to pause for a coffee, delicious meal or just to catch your breath! And when you reach Bondi, you can either turn around to enjoy the walk back, or choose to settle in for happy hour before booking an Uber back to the comfort of Coogee Sands.

Visit Sculptures by the Sea

Every year, both locals and tourists eagerly anticipate the renowned Sculptures by the Sea exhibition, which graces the scenic coastal walk between Tamarama and Bondi Beach. Here, artists transform the natural landscape into the world’s largest free outdoor art gallery, featuring over 100 sculptures crafted by artists from across Australia and around the globe. With up to half a million visitors attending the exhibition each year, it’s an event not to be missed. In 2023, Sculptures by the Sea marks its 25th anniversary, having showcased 2,691 sculptures by 1,129 artists from 51 countries—an impressive testament to its enduring appeal. Don’t forget your hat, sunnies, water bottles and your camera!

Spend a Day at the Races

Spring in Coogee coincides with the eagerly anticipated Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. Even better, the Royal Randwick Racecourse is just a short 10-minute drive from Coogee Sands Hotel, making it easy to enjoy a day at the races without missing out on your morning swim or the evening’s beachfront dining. With its vibrant fashion scene, delectable culinary offerings, and heart-pounding races, the carnival injects a touch of glamour and excitement into the spring season. It’s the perfect reason to pack your favourite frocks and have some fun dressing up in between rocking your relaxed coastal vibe on your beach days.

Eat, drink & be merry in Coogee

There’s nothing better than enjoying a meal by the ocean. Whether you love to indulge in a long brunch, relax with a pub meal somewhere where the kids can run around, get dressed up for drinks and a fancy meal, or chill out with takeaway on a picnic blanket – Coogee’s got you covered. Local institution Barzura arguably has some of the best views in Coogee and serves up sensational meals all day long – we also love them for their sustainable & ethical practices and philanthropic efforts. Straight down Dolphin Street from the Coogee Sands is the Coogee Beach Club, fabulous from late afternoon onwards with its huge outdoor grassy space perfect for families. Kids are gifted with an entire bowling green simply to run around on – we can promise you it will be a hit with your young ones. For all our top picks of Coogee’s culinary offerings, including fine dining, international cuisine and tucked away foodie favourites, check out the local area pages on our website.

Playground fun for the kiddos (that parents will love too)

Nothing replaces local insight when it comes to planning activities the kids will enjoy on their holidays, so we aim to deliver! 


When you’re ready to step out of Coogee (well, just a little way), Sydney-siders absolutely adore their markets and spring is the perfect time to add them to your itinerary. 

Indulge in some pampering

Holidays are absolutely the perfect time to enjoy that massage you’ve been dreaming of for months, to get your nails painted, hair done and to stretch out those muscles at an outdoor yoga class.

Start with an in-house relaxing or remedial massage with Massage by The Beach conveniently located on level one of Coogee Sands Hotel.

Next, right around the corner you’ll find Coogee Nails where guests can charge back their mani-pedis to their room – easy! With freshly painted toenails too good to hide you’ll want to show them off … so why not do so at a local yoga class.

We love The Living Room Coogee which has a commanding view of Coogee Beach and lots of classes every day to choose from. There are also a number of fabulous open air wellness classes that run out of the heritage listed Wylies Sea Baths including yoga, pilates and meditation.

So, as the days grow longer and the temperature warms up, Coogee welcomes you with its blue skies and sparkling water to embrace the good life—whether it’s basking on the beach, embarking on a coastal adventure, enjoying some good old fashioned family fun at a park, or dressing up for the races, there’s something uniquely enchanting about springtime in this coastal paradise. We look forward to welcoming you at the Coogee Sands – you can check out our relaxed coastal rooms for your next beach holiday right here!