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Clovelly Beach, Sydney

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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.
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Clovelly Beach reviews

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  • 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 »
  • Another nice beach that you encounter on your walk from Bondi to Coogee. Unlike the other beaches on this route, Clovelly Beach is quite protected from the rolling surf and therefore is a safer place....  more
    Another nice beach that you encounter on your walk from Bondi to Coogee. Unlike the other beaches on this route, Clovelly Beach is quite protected from the rolling surf and therefore is a safer place....  more »
  • Clovelly Beach is a narrow alcove between cliffs and man-made concrete walls and baths which detracts a little but it is interesting and relatively protected beach along this section of the coast... 
    Clovelly Beach is a narrow alcove between cliffs and man-made concrete walls and baths which detracts a little but it is interesting and relatively protected beach along this section of the coast...  more »
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  • 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
  • Great beach for sun baking and a gentle paddle. No waves so kids enjoyed a quick swim and then playing in the sand and trying to catch crabs on the rocks. Only the one beach kiosk there for food and drinks and nearest shops are a few hundred metres up the road. Wasn’t a big deal for us but something to consider when comparing to other nearby beaches. Found 2 hour parking pretty easily even on a hot summer weekend day.
  • Clovelly Beach is a small and tranquil beach located at the end of a narrow bay in between Bronte and Coogee beach in Randwick City Council. It's a small beach more for families, siwmming and snorkellers. There is a big open space car park here for parking up to 4P.
  • Fantastic beach, great if you don’t want to get sandy as there is a concrete strip down to the beach. Toilets & a cafe close-by. Always great free parking but on weekend gets packed, so I advice to go early. Ice-cream is usually there, which is a great treat. Close by to Gordons Bay as well, which is a fantastic place to snorkel. Highly recommend

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