While famous for its laid back beach vibe and long lazy days by the ocean, Coogee offers up plenty of fun away from the sand. From some of the best scenic walks around to exciting activities to try your hand at, there's something for everyone to enjoy throughout the year.
To help you make the most of your time in Coogee Beach, here are a few things to add to your to-do list on your next visit.
Where To Eat In Coogee Beach? There are plenty of iconic restaurants that offer mouth-watering treats, serving up a whole array of flavour combinations and cuisines to satisfy all taste buds! Here are some of the best Coogee Beach restaurants to check out on your next visit.
Mimi's Mediterranean Cuisine
Located on the middle floor of Coogee Pavilion, Mimi's brings a touch of luxury and feisty Mediterranean flavours together - minus the pretentiousness. With views through the local pines and out over the ocean, hearty cuisine, fine wines and fresh seafood all feature heavily. Open seven days a week, it's the perfect place to kick back and relax after a long day of exploring the local area before heading back to an Ocean View room at Crowne Plaza, 200 metres down the road.
For more than 40 years, Tropicana has been a steadfast icon of Sydney cafe culture and home to some of the best breakfast and lunch menus in the city. Sink your teeth into crisp and fresh salads, freshly baked focaccia, handmade pasta, premium fresh roast coffee, local and international wines and main meals made to soothe a hungry soul. Open from 5:30am to 8:30pm daily, it's well worth a visit for a cheeky brunch and a catch up with family and friends throughout the year.
Churrasco Brazilian Style BBQ
Sample the authentic flavours of a Brazilian Churrasco BBQ, with sizzling meat cooked over open flames to perfection. With an 'all you can eat' option for just $50 ($35 for vegetarians), dig into antipasto, smoked and barbecued meats, fresh salads, seasonal vegetables and a whole host of delicious sides. The 12-hour smoked brisket is definitely worth a try, as is the lemon and oregano marinated lamb rump. Open seven days a week, it's ideal for the whole family to enjoy a filling, flavoursome meal.
Milky Lane Coogee
Sometimes, all you want is a juicy burger, a side of fries and a decent shake to wash it all down with. At Milky Lane Coogee, gourmet burgers made using 100% organic Australian meat take the top spot. From Wagyu beef patties to Texas rubbed smoked beef, along with vegetarian and vegan options, comfort food has never looked - or tasted so great. Sharing sides, devilishly sweet desserts and super-creamy shakes are the perfect accompaniment to every dish, especially when visiting with kids.
Whether you're looking for a mouth-watering breakfast, a long and lazy brunch or lunch, a sumptuous dinner or an extra special high tea, Shutters Restaurant serves up a treat with spectacular views of Coogee Beach and beyond. From fresh local ingredients to the exotic flavours of Corsica and Sardinia, dig into some of the most delicious food and drink around, enjoy a little bit of 'me time' and soak up the view from the terrace.
Coogee is a pet-friendly paradise filled with dog parks, fabulous coastal walks and places to enjoy a bite to eat with your four-legged fur baby. Enjoy a 'Puppuccino' with your pet before treating them to healthy yet delicious biscuits made just for them. barzura is a rare pet find located at 62 Carr Street, Coogee. Window tables or outside tables are available for breakfast between 7am - 12pm. Try one of their delicious Barzura breakfast favourites, including Shakshuka-baked eggs, Bircher muesli or Haloumi, rocket, sun dried tomato, tapenade & aioli in a roll. Don;t forget to get in early on the weekends as walk-ins only apply!
Activities To Enjoy In Coogee Beach
Looking for something to do in Coogee that doesn't involve sunning yourself on the beach? Here are a few things to do in Coogee Beach, perfect for solo travellers, couples and families alike.
Balance your body and mind with sunrise morning yoga and meditation at Yogarama. Located just 10-minutes from Sydney at Wylie Baths, small classes bring intimacy and connection to the group. Improve your physical and emotional well-being, with stretches, poses and mantras practised for millennia. Combining yoga shala and Ayurveda, science and nature merge to create a well-rounded, intense session, perfect for starting your day overlooking the ocean.
Located at Latham Park in South Coogee, just 3 minutes away via Moverly Rd and Arden St, Sydney Bowman gives you the chance to unleash your inner Robin Hood with a few hours of archery fun. Open every Sunday from 9:00 am for members and from 10:15 am to 12:30 pm for non-members; it's a great way to try your hand at something new. Things start with a quick 15-minute safety course before getting down to firing your bow and arrow. It costs $10 for kids and $15 for adults, with club equipment hire included.
Coogee to Bondi Beach Walk
No visit to Coogee would be complete without trying the Coogee to Bondi Beach walk. Spread out over 6km of the beautiful Australian coastline, take in the best sights and sounds of Coogee, Bondi, Tamarama, Bronte and Maroubra. With plenty of great views to enjoy, along with a variety of gradients and landscapes to explore, it's a fantastic way to discover the Sydney suburbs at leisure. It takes roughly 2 hours to walk from Coogee to Bondi, and you'll find plenty of picnic spots, electric BBQ's and cafes, bars and restaurants along the way.
Where To Stay In Coogee Beach
When it comes to unforgettable stays in Coogee, Crowne Plaza Sydney Coogee Beach combines the beauty of the unspoiled coastline with modern and stylish beachside accommodation, just minutes from Sydney CBD. Choose between Ocean View, Pool View and Village View Rooms or check into one of our luxurious suites - perfect for that extra-special getaway. Backed with an IHG Clean Promise to all guests to adhere to the strictest sanitization practices. For the most recent hotel covid updates, visit here.
Enjoy a full-service hotel with everything you need for a relaxing stay, including a large outdoor pool, gymnasium, 24-hour concierge and reception, brand new on-site dining options and undercover parking - all just moments away from the beautiful bay of Coogee Beach.