9.3 out of 10

Coogee

Ranked 38th best suburb in Sydney (Greater)
-33.920003929489 151.258448248078
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parking
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Mar 28, 2017

"Coogee is a beachside suburb of local government area City of Randwick"

Coogee is a beachside suburb of local government area City of Randwick 8 kilometres south-east of the Sydney central business district, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is also a part of the Eastern Suburbs region.

The Tasman Sea and Coogee Bay along with Coogee Beach lie towards the eastern side of the suburb.
The beach is popular among families and famous for its safe swimming conditions.
The boundaries of Coogee are formed mainly by Clovelly Road, Carrington Road and Rainbow Street, with arbitrary lines drawn to join these thoroughfares to the coast in the north-east and south-east corners.
The name Coogee is said to be taken from a local Aboriginal word

Population 14012 ( as per census 2011 )

Sport and Recreation

Coogee is represented in one of the most popular sporting competitions in Australia, the National Rugby League, by the local Rugby League club, the Sydney Roosters, officially the Eastern Suburbs District Rugby League Football Club.
Randwick District Rugby Union Football Club resides in Brook Street, Coogee and plays their home games across the road at Coogee Oval
Beach volleyball is growing in popularity around the world. The Coogee Beach Volleyball Association (www.cbva.org.au) resides at the northern end of the beach, with the Council authorisation to set up 5 portable nets along the promenade.

Miscellaneous Facts

The first school was built in 1863, and the building was converted into the Coogee Bay Hotel in 1873
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"HIstorically Beautiful Coogee"

Coogee, once a seaside resort town in the early 1900's, has now become one of Sydney's most desired coastal suburbs. Offering crystal clear waters, some of the most breathtaking coastline, parklands and aquatic reserves, it offers one of the finest family friendly sandy beaches in Sydney. I have the pleasure of selling some of the most amazing real estate in and around Coogee, due to it's hilly geographical nature there is plenty of pleasant district and ocean views from many of its streets. The Famous Coogee Pavilion has just undergone a full refurbishment by Merrivale turning the headlights on Coogee food fun and nightlife options. I love this town
Pros
  • Close to the City and Beach
  • Very relaxed yet chic vibe
  • Child friendly
  • Close to Airport
  • Friendly and interesting locals
Cons
  • Weekend parking can be a nightmare
  • Makes living anywhere else depressing
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Dream town"

Love it.
Pros
  • Close to the City and Beach
  • Very relaxed yet chic vibe
  • Child friendly
  • Close to Airport
  • Friendly and interesting locals
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Beachside bliss"

Best place in the world. One of lifes best moments here.
Pros
  • Beautiful
  • Architecture
  • Property resale values
  • Close to the City and Beach
  • Very relaxed yet chic vibe
  • Child friendly
  • Close to Airport
  • Friendly and interesting locals
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Heavan by the beach"

I've died and gone to heaven. Close to city, airport, shops, amazing restaurants and cafes, and the perfect BEACH!
Pros
  • Perfect
  • Close to the City and Beach
  • Very relaxed yet chic vibe
  • Child friendly
  • Close to Airport
  • Friendly and interesting locals
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"I love love love Coogee"

What can I say about this place? Other than it is the reason I fell in love with Australia and never want to live anywhere else again.

Coogee is awesome in every way. Whilst Sydney does have a tendency to be a little on the pretentious side in general this most definitely does not apply to Coogee or 'The Coog' as I refer to it. If friendly locals, beautiful scenery, beautiful people, a relaxed vibe, whilst being close to the city and buzz is your thing, then this place is unbeatable.

I also love neighbouring Bronte and Clovelly, but compared to Coogee which as my title says "I love love love" there really is no comparison.

Buy here, rent here or just visit here. You wont regret it :)
Pros
  • Close to the City and Beach
  • Very relaxed yet chic vibe
  • Friendly and interesting locals
Cons
  • I can't afford to buy here :(
  • Makes living anywhere else depressing
  • Weekend parking can be a nightmare
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Ideal"

a special piece of Australia with everything you could possible desire
Pros
  • Child friendly
  • Close to Airport
  • Close to the City and Beach
  • Very relaxed yet chic vibe
Cons
  • No train
  • Weekend parking can be a nightmare
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Coogee Heaven"

Coogee has an excellent combination of Family friendly environment and liveliness. It is the perfect place to live. It has everything Australia has to offer plus it is close to Sydney with excellent connection. Would highly recommend.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Coogee has that easy peaceful feeling to work and live"

Not many inner city suburbs can boast a beautiful beach, community spirit, parks, reasonable restaurants/cafes and all this so close to the city and the airport. Understated and purposefully so, Coogee, if it keeps itself from turning into Cronulla is and will continue to be a wonderful place to be.
A few issues need to be sorted out of course but transport in and out is great. Unpretentious but slightly sophisticated.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great location"

4/5
2yrs+
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
2yrs+

"Ever popular Coogee"

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

Coogee was proclaimed a village in 1836. Today it is an area of houses, flats and apartments with the average dwelling price being about $1,300,000.

Tourists, especially during the summer flock to Coogee. There is lots of accommodation, including backpacker, hotels, motels and holiday apartments. These visitors are also well catered for with a large commercial centre with a variety of shops, restaurants and take away places. A very popular “in” place is the Coogee Bay Hotel which is opposite the beach, opened in 1873 and still going strong. It boasts the largest beer garden in Sydney. It is a one stop entertainment venue.

The beach is relatively safe and is patrolled during the summer. It is popular for surfing, swimming and body boarding. The Coogee Surf Life Saving Club was founded in 1907.

Coogee is a very popular area both for the residents and the many tourists who flock there.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
2yrs+

"Coogee - Excellent suburb with plenty of entertainment and great beach"

Coogee is a beach side suburb in the eastern suburbs of Sydney. Although basically a residential suburb with many houses and flats and units, Coogee attracts an enormous amount of tourists all year but especially in summer. The main attraction is the beach which offers fairly safe swimming and is patrolled during the summer season. There is a long promenade favoured by walkers and joggers and those just enjoying the sights. The parkland is great for picnics and BBQ’s, there is a children’s play ground and the parkland is dotted with trees offering some shade. Across the road is the Coogee Bay Hotel offering cold beer, nightly entertainment and a great beer garden. Apart from backpacker accommodation there are several large hotels, motels and holiday apartments. There is no end to shops, restaurants and cafes in Coogee as well as the normal fast food outlets.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
5/5
2yrs+

"Beach living without the pretense and backpackers"

Coogee has to be my favourite place in Sydney and is about a fifteen minute drive from to city. Buses are the only form of public transport to service this suburb. This suburb is close to the University of New South Wales and the Prince of Wales Hospital. Although it is located in the Eastern Suburbs, the people here are not as snobby and pretentious as those in other suburbs and this is reflected by the cafes and shops around the area.

Coogee has a nice small but beautiful beach and Coogee Bay Road is home to many shops, restaurants, cafes, surf shops, banks, Woolworths and the famous Coogee Bay Hotel. All these creature comforts and the proximity of the beach has made Coogee an expensive place to live in. Despite its high rental prices, many still sought to live in this beautiful suburb and are willing to pay exorbitant amounts just to be close to the beach. Additonally, due to its high density of living, there are more residential apartments than homes around the area.

On the weekends, the cafes are usually busy as they cater to tourists and residents of the area. You can often see people walking their dogs, enjoying a picnic or a barbeque and you will definitely see many embarking on the famous Coogee to Bondi walk.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Coogee is a highly sought after area as one of Sydney's beach areas."

Coogee is a great place to live. The beach is not very large but that is part of its beauty. There is a lot of rental properties around this area and is a popular place for singles to hang out. There are good park areas near the beach and a range of eateries available.

There are 3 main entertainment places; the Coogee Bay Hotel, the Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach and the Coogii Palace bars.

Coogee is such a great place to visit and there is a wide variety of accommodation from backpackers through to luxury accommodation overlooking the bay.

At the southern end of the beach there is a saltwater pool for those who prefer to swim in an enclosed area. One visit to the beach and you will just love it.

Beach activities are popular and sand volley ball is regularly held here.

To the north over the headland is Clovelly and to the south is Maroubra, both popular in their own right.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees