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Head to the beach at Clovelly Beach to avoid the crowds on other stretches of sand around Sydney. Locals adore this beach, which sits on the point of a concrete-surrounded inlet, for its calm, clear water full of comfortable and lack of other visitors. Bring your snorkel to check out the underwater action and lay out in the clean sand or along the smooth concrete if you prefer sand-free lounging. You'll encounter the beach along the coastal cliff walk between Bondi Beach and Bronte. You cannot scuba dive here during the day between October and April. To plan Sydney vacation without wasting time, ask Klarna Trips to design an itinerary.
Clovelly Beach reviews
Compared to Coogee and Bronte beaches this is average. It’s small, lots of seaweed and concrete. Lots of swimmers there too
Compared to Coogee and Bronte beaches this is average. It’s small, lots of seaweed and concrete. Lots of swimmers there too more »
The best place for snorkeling. Various fish. You can see the blue grouper. I will visit again during my trip to Sydney. Fun memories.
The best place for snorkeling. Various fish. You can see the blue grouper. I will visit again during my trip to Sydney. Fun memories. more »
This is an interesting narrow beach with concrete baths and walls (which detract from the natural beauty). Originally called Little Coogee it was renamed Clovelly in 1913 after a town in Devon UK.
This is an interesting narrow beach with concrete baths and walls (which detract from the natural beauty). Originally called Little Coogee it was renamed Clovelly in 1913 after a town in Devon UK. more »
One of my new favourite beaches! If you aren't a fan of sand between your toes or getting into everything, Clovelly is for you! Safe swimming area nestled between concrete platforms with steps and ladders down into the water. Take your snorkelling gear with you - there's lots to see! Love that there is a salt water pool there too. When you're ready to leave, there is an outdoor shower to rinse off. We've been here during the day and late at night when it's still hot outside. Beach is tiny - about 60m long but visiting Clovelly isn't about the actual beach, it's about everything else. Lots of parking however you may need to wait a while to get a spot. The earlier you can get here during the day the better. And avoid Sundays. Otherwise, you'll have to contend with little nippers and their parents jostling for car parking also.
A wonderful sheltered bay for swimming or snorkelling. Best to go around low tide if you want a good view of the fish. Saw a big blue groper last time we went.
This is a great little beach, not too far from the heart of the city. It’s great to hang out, have a swim without the dangers of a big surf & waves. This is excellent to take kids snorkeling , great place to practice / learn if you are beginning to snorkel. The good thing about swimming at Clovelly is that you can enter & exit the water from the stairs on either side as it is concreted on both sides, to save you having to swim your way out from the shallows at the beach. The only difficult thing about Clovelly beach is that if you don’t get there early, it can be hard to get a car park. All in all, this is a great little beach, different from all others, I love coming here for a swim !
One of the best beaches of Sydney , you can even snorkel and see some colourful fishes, it gets busy during weekends but it is a must go beach in Sydney, you can swim in the ocean and even go for a walk next to the beach, there is a take away van and a cafe if you feel like having a meal or a drink
Great spot for a swim in the ocean if you don't want the sand option. Good access to the water off the rocks and concrete landings
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