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BONDI TO COOGEE COASTAL WALK

Posted on 28 June 2015

(photo source: Pierre Toussaint; Destination NSW)

 

Whilst staying at Coogee Beachside Accommodation, we recommend you do the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk.  Walking time varies between 1-2 hours at a leisurely pace. 

 

 Combining beaches, rockpools, parks and spectacular coastal views, the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk winds its way along 6 km of picturesque coastal paths at the edge of Sydney's eastern suburbs. Starting by the iconic Bondi Icebergs, just above the Bondi Baths, the walk takes between 1-2 hours at a leisurely pace, offering plenty to see and do along the way. 
 
Make your way up a set of steep stairs near the start of the walk and marvel at Aboriginal rock carvings in Marks Park, one of the walk's highest points and a prime whale watching spot during the migration season between May and November.

Heading towards Tamarama you'll pass by Mackenzie's Point Beach, one of the smallest beaches in the State which is only accessible at low tide. The beach is not suitable for swimming, but is a popular surfing spot and a great place to relax by the water.

 
Follow the coastal trail towards Bronte Beach and once there take the stairs near the rock pool to the cliff top board walk for postcard views of Tamarama, Bronte and Bondi to the north and Malabar Headland to the south. Recharge at one of Bronte's charming cafes, or find a shady spot for a rest.
 
Continuing on from Bronte, the walk passes by the beautiful historic Waverley Cemetery on top of sandstone cliffs and rock platforms. Follow the cliff path to reach Clovelly Beach, a popular swimming and snorkelling spot nestled in the narrow bay between Bronte and Gordons Bay.
The walk to reach Gordon's Bay features a very steep staircase that
challenges but rewards with its incredible clifftop views. 
 
Complete the scenic track from Clovelly to Coogee and unwind with a picnic at Coogee's shaded parklands or enjoy a BBQ using the public facilities. Cool down with a swim in Wylie's Baths, take a dip in Coogee Beach's protected bay or enjoy a drink at one of the many cafes and bars in the area.
With easy transport links by bus from Tamarama, Bronte and Clovelly, walkers can join or complete the coastal trail from various points along the route between Bondi and Coogee.
 
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