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"Clovelly is a small beach-side suburb in Sydney's eastern suburbs, in the state of New South Wales"

Clovelly is a small beach-side suburb in Sydney's eastern suburbs, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Clovelly is located 8 kilometres south-east of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Randwick, within the Federal Division of Wentworth.

Clovelly is a mainly residential suburb on Clovelly Bay.
Clovelly Beach is a small beach that sits on the end of the narrow bay. The bay is popular with swimmers. The bay is home to one of the first surf lifesaving clubs in the world, Clovelly Surf Life Saving Club, which was founded in 1906.
Clovelly is surrounded by the suburbs of Bronte in the north, Randwick in the west and Coogee in the south.

Population 4581 ( as per census 2011 )

Sport and Recreation

In summer, Clovelly Beach is a centre of community activity patrolled by council lifeguards on weekdays and Clovelly Surf Life Saving Club members on weekends/public holidays. In 2006 there were over 200 proficient club members rostered into 13 active patrols.
Clovelly is represented in the National Rugby League competition, by the local team the Sydney Roosters, officially the Eastern Suburbs District Rugby League Football Club.
In winter, the Clovelly Crocodiles field over 20 junior Rugby League sides in the Sydney Roosters Juniors competition. The Clovelly Eagles in 2006 fielded 18 junior Rugby Union sides in the Randwick/Easts Junior division.

Miscellaneous Facts

Clovelly was originally known as Little Coogee, the name was changed to Clovelly in 1913.
There used to be trams in the suburb
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"Quiet Clovelly"

Clovelly is a beachside suburb of Sydney, situated 8 kilometres south east of the GPO in the Eastern Suburbs and the local government area of the City of Randwick. It is bounded on the north by Bronte, on the east by the Pacific Ocean, Randwick to the west and Coogee to the south. It has a population just over 4,300, 21% of whom are under 18 and 13% are over 60.

The area was settled in the 1830s and named after the village of Clovelly in Devon, England.

The suburb has a village atmosphere with a small shopping centre. The beach is quiet and suitable for most. The baths have been heritage listed. The Clovelly Surf Life Saving Club was founded in 1906 making is one of the first SLSCs in the world. The beach is a popular SCUBA diving site and many people enjoy snorkelling in the area. Near the beach is a nice park with play facilities for children.

Houses are not cheap averaging about $1,600,000. There are two primary schools in the suburb, one government and one Catholic. Older children need to travel to neighbouring suburbs for school.

It is serviced by regular buses to the city and larger commercial suburbs such as Bondi Junction.

Clovelly is a nice quiet beachside suburb.
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Nancia Guivarra Ah, Clovelly is not quiet neither is its beach in summer! It's busy as, on a sunny day you won't get a park anywhere near the bay to go swimming! Let alone find a space on the concrete or sand to lay your towel down.
May 17, 2019
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"Clovelly - a suburban snorkel paradise."

Clovelly Beach is an ideal spot for a summer’s day. Situated between Bondi and Maroubra the area is an ideal spot to holiday, rest or invest. Only a short distance to Sydney CBD or Bondi Junction there is no end of great shopping and entertainment venues. Accommodation is plentiful in and around the area and the beach is ideal for all. A calm almost bay like beach it is a favorite for families, snorkelers and divers, with many dive schools using these waters as a training ground. Although it rarely gets too rough, there is a swimming pool at the end of the beach. Clovelly is great for picnics with play equipment for the children, toilet facilities and a huge parking area.
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"Clovelly is a small suburb on the east coast of Sydney with a tiny beach to its name."

Clovelly does have a beach to its name but it is only hankerchief size. The Clovelly inlet is very narrow and not even surf gets in, more a swell if anything.

Clovelly is really more a residential suburb and if people from here want to go to the beach they would probably go to Bondi Beach or Coogee. Both places are within walking distance, although Bondi is really a bit of a stretch.

Very much a rental area with young people and beach lovers living in the area. It really has quite a transient population.

Clovelly itself does not have much in the way of shopping or eateries and the like, and even for these people would gravitate to other area.

There are some stunning views to be had though from around the headland walkways and from some of the apartment buildings.
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