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Clovelly Beach

View marine life, swim a few laps or build a sandcastle in this serene bay located in the eastern suburbs of Sydney.

If you’re looking for a beach with gentle waves, Clovelly Beach is it. Because of the concrete slabs that line the channel, this beach is extremely sheltered and therefore great for swimming and splashing about with small children. The calm waters have led to an abundance of marine life, which draws many nature-loving locals.

Clovelly Beach stands out from other Sydney beaches because of the concrete slabs that give it the appearance of a large swimming pool. Step down one of the many ladders into the refreshing waters of the bay. Here you can simply relax or you can discover the world under the waves. Slip on snorkelling gear and turn your attention to the seafloor. Expect to see many different species of fish. Look for the famous blue grouper. Scuba diving is also available.

If you’d rather not swim in the ocean itself, you can still enjoy the soothing waters and idyllic setting of Clovelly in the saltwater pool. Swim laps or sit by the side and dangle your legs in the warm water.

You will also find a gorgeous sandy section near the shoreline of Clovelly Beach. Build sandcastles with your little ones and decorate them with washed-up treasures. Remember that the shells must stay on the beach, as they are important habitats for marine life. 

The beach has public toilets and changing rooms with ramp access. Drive here and use the large free parking lot. To secure a good spot it’s always best to arrive fairly early in the morning or near the end of the afternoon. Public transportation access is great, with frequent buses arriving at the bus stop just a short walk from the beach.

When you want a break from the sun, buy food and drink at one of the local cafés. There are plenty to choose from in the area, especially if you walk to the nearby suburb of Coogee. The walk features lovely coastal views, and Coogee has another beautiful beach.

If you’re looking for a calm, sheltered beach, you simply can’t look past Clovelly.


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The Clovelly Hotel

The Clovelly Hotel

381 Clovelly Rd, Clovelly, NSW
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Clovelly Beach and Coogee Beach. Tamarama Beach and Centennial Park are also within 2 mi (3 km).

    The Apartment Service VELLY
    The Apartment Service VELLY

    The Apartment Service VELLY

    377A Clovelly Road, Clovelly, NSW
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Clovelly Beach and Coogee Beach. Bronte Beach and Tamarama Beach are also within 1 mile (2 km).

      The Apartment Service CLOV3
      The Apartment Service CLOV3

      The Apartment Service CLOV3

      336 Clovelly Road, Clovelly, NSW
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Clovelly Beach and Coogee Beach. Bronte Beach and Tamarama Beach are also within 1 mile (2 km).

        Ocean cove (069i)
        Ocean cove (069i)

        Ocean cove (069i)

        3/22 Melrose Parade, Clovelly, NSW
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Clovelly Beach and Coogee Beach. Bronte Beach and Tamarama Beach are also within 2 miles (3 km).

          Clovelly/bronte Shoreside - 4 Bedroom House
          Clovelly/bronte Shoreside - 4 Bedroom House

          Clovelly/bronte Shoreside - 4 Bedroom House

          5 Campbell Street, Clovelly, NSW
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Clovelly, this romantic holiday home is within a 15-minute walk of Clovelly Beach and Bronte Beach. Coogee Beach and Tamarama Beach are also within 1 mile (2 km).

            Beachfront Home on Beautiful Clovelly
            Beachfront Home on Beautiful Clovelly

            Beachfront Home on Beautiful Clovelly

            Ocean Street 24, Clovelly, NSW
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Clovelly, this holiday home is within a 15-minute walk of Clovelly Beach and Bronte Beach. Coogee Beach and Tamarama Beach are also within 1 mile (2 km).

              Beautiful Coastal Family-sized Home
              Beautiful Coastal Family-sized Home

              Beautiful Coastal Family-sized Home

              95 Boundary Street, Clovelly, NSW
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Clovelly, this holiday home is within 2 miles (3 km) of Clovelly Beach, Coogee Beach and Bronte Beach. Tamarama Beach and Centennial Park are also within 2 miles (3 km).

                Sandcastles
                Sandcastles

                Sandcastles

                89 Boundary St, Clovelly, NSW
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of Clovelly Beach, Coogee Beach and Bronte Beach. Tamarama Beach and Centennial Park are also within 2 miles (3 km).