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The best snorkelling spot for beginners

Clovelly beach is one of the best snorkelling spots for first time snorkelers. It has calm water... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sydney, Australia
Great different kind of beach

One of my favourite beaches. Very different to others as there are no real waves, as it is a narrow... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mittagong, Australia
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Clovelly Rd. | Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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All reviews both sides blue groper concrete boardwalk high tide typical sydney bondi coogee rock pools surf beach great for kids coastal walk nice beach central station worth a visit snorkeling protected waves swimmers
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Clovelly beach is one of the best snorkelling spots for first time snorkelers. It has calm water, friendly massive blue gropers, plenty of small fishes, plus beautiful sea flora and fauna. 6 year old daughter had her first snorkelling last week and had a lot...More

Thank ArthurSyd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favourite beaches. Very different to others as there are no real waves, as it is a narrow inlet between rocks. The sand part is quite long and when you enter the water it takes awhile to get deep, which makes it good...More

Thank Pejola6772
Reviewed 10 October 2018

We were in Clovelly over the winter recently and were happy to discover that the beach and park area was as fine to walk on and around as ever.The paths were firm, the tracks hard and the scenery awe inspiring.

Thank Perry B
Reviewed 16 September 2018

It was quite an interesting beach, thin and narrow and stretching back into the land in a narrow inlet. Too bad they concreted both sides of the narrow beach but it does give folks an interesting place to swim.

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

This was a very interesting place to visit, the walk up and down the old cobbled road was definitely worth it, the village was so interesting to walk around. It gave my 11 year old a great insight into how people lived in the early...More

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 22 July 2018

We were there in the winter, so didn't test the water, but lots of others seemed to be swimming and learning to dive in the protected inlet. The cafe was open for a coffee and we took a short break before heading off to Coogee.You...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Lazy summer days and wonderful lagoon for snorkling, plus you may be lucky and see the giant groper.

Thank sonnet38
Reviewed 23 June 2018

Clovelly beach is a strange beach. It's very very narrow but very very long. There is a disused pool as well which looks like it has seen far better days. It's totally strange. You can get up close to some of the crashing waves which...More

Thank Matt J
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Clovelly is the place for a swim in eastern suburbs if you don't like waves. Very family friendly and the cafe above concrete boardwalk is excellent.popular cafe all year round as it is on Coogee to Bondi walk. Worth a visit.

Thank NKR59
Reviewed 20 May 2018

The beach itself is not much bigger than a postage stamp amid a couple of wide concrete boardwalks either side. Seems like a lot of people snorkel or learn to scuba in the narrow inlet - not much wider than a swimming pool and small...More

Thank Firsttimecruiser52
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Very accessible by public transport, Coogee is the
smaller, friendlier, more intimate version of Bondi
Beach. Coogee is the only beach in the Eastern suburbs
that does not have big waves, making it an excellent
family beach. The Coogee Bay Hotel, located right
across the beach, has one of the biggest beer gardens
in Australia and plenty of entertainment every night
of the week. Be on the lookout for celebrity
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21 October 2018|
Response from mjm19622019 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, There is no charge at this beach, it is a beautiful, free public beach. There are fish all year round, it is safe and clean. This is the first month I would swim after winter. The sea temperature is warming up to about... More
Stephanie Q
19 August 2016|
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Response from Kenny B | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is! It's slightly above and beside the beach/rock pool on the northern side, a great location for a party of friends.