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Experience Coogee Like a Local

With a shimmering beach, magnificent coastal walk and protected marine reserve with excellent surfing, snorkelling and scuba diving, Coogee sums up the classic Australian beach lifestyle, no matter the season. Coogee Beach has a sweeping stretch of golden sand, historic ocean baths and plenty of green parks for barbecues and picnics, all only 20 minutes from the busy centre of Sydney. It’s an ideal beach for families, with safe swimming and lifesavers on patrol all year round. Coogee is also one of Sydney’s oldest suburbs, with many historic buildings. The surrounding cliff tops offer spectacular bush walks and some of Sydney’s most panoramic views.

To help you plan the perfect visit to Coogee, consider the following recommendations put together by our Concierge team.




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Sydney’s glamorous coastal lifestyle awaits at Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach

Enjoy the spectacular and iconic Coogee to Bondi Coastal Walk, relax in trendy seaside restaurants and cafes, or browse the stylish local boutiques for homewares and fashion. Everything is within walking distance of our Sydney Seaside hotel.

The Ideal Getaway

Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach is perfectly located for your Sydney Seaside Break. With the best of Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs on your doorstep, including its enviable coastal lifestyle, the airport and CBD a short drive away, you will perfectly situated to escape and enjoy the best of Sydney.

Things to do in Coogee

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Unwind on Coogee Beach

Grab a towel, some sunscreen from concierge and step outside onto Coogee Beach. Spend the day relaxing on the golden sand as you soak up the beautiful Coogee sunshine.

Walk along the coastline from Coogee to Bondi

The Coogee to Bondi coastal walk winds its way along 6km of picturesque coastal paths, taking around an hour to complete. Take in the spectacular views across the coastline as you explore the beaches, rock pools and parks along the way.

Take a dip at Wylie’s Baths

Take a quick dip or do some laps and admire the 180 degree views of the Pacific Ocean and Wedding Cake Island in this beautiful tidal pool. You don’t have to go far to experience the baths, they’re just a few hundred meters south of Coogee Beach and sit right below the Coastal Walk.

beckpose-1Explore Coogee on a stand-up paddle board or “Learn to Surf”

Explore Coogee Beach in a different way as you float across the ocean and explore Sydney’s iconic coastline. You don’t have to be a pro. Simply book “Lets go Surfing” through Concierge.

Keep in shape with yoga by the sea

Promote calmness and stillness in the mind and relaxation in the body with Yoga classes with a view. Practice yoga overlooking Coogee Beach at The Living Room Yoga Studio or at Wylie’s Baths overlooking the ocean tidal pool. It’s the perfect way to re-energise in the morning or anytime of day. Further details are available at Concierge.

154_ihg_cpc_23a2829Swim with the gropers at Clovelly Beach

Escape to the smaller and tranquil Clovelly Beach for a snorkel with local and friendly Blue Gropers, diving or some quality family time. Pack your goggles, pick up a towel and sunscreen from concierge and then head down and find a spot on the promenade to spend the day.

Hangout in a Cafe like a local

Sit overlooking Coogee Beach at Barzurra,in The Little Kitchen on Arden Street, or at Cali Press on Coogee Bay Road and sip fine coffee and watch the world go by.

Cook up a barbecue at Goldstein Reserve

Order one of our BBQ packs through room service 24 hours before and head across the road to Goldstein Reserve to cook up a feast. Unwind in the park and take in the ocean views across the headlands and Wedding Cake Island.

097_ihg_cpc_23a2346Explore Centennial Park

Spend the day at nearby Centennial Park, a playground for both adults and kids that is only 15 minutes away by car. Hire a bicycle and explore the labyrinth of bike ways all over the park. Or spend an hour exploring the parkland on horseback.

Visit The Spot

Take a 20 minute walk or 5 minute drive to The Spot, the place to be for shopping, specialty stores, dining options, heritage buildings and one of the original Art Deco Cinemas. The iconic Ritz Cinema shows the latest blockbusters and mainstream movies.

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Fossick through Coogee village’s local shops including the stunning Lived in Coogee, the eclectic Black Boho just across the road or San Sebastian on Coogee Bay Road with something for everyone. If you need serious retail therapy Westfield Bondi Junction is only a short ride away, with 400 speciality stores, dining options and an Event Cinema complex.

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