Clovelly Beach

Clovelly Beach

3-25R Eastbourne Avenue, Clovelly NSW 2031

3-25R Eastbourne Avenue, Clovelly NSW 2031
  • Toilets
  • Changing facilities
  • Showers
  • Litter bin

  • Disabled access
  • Lifeguard Office
  • Patrolled only during summer
  • Coastal Walkway
  • Swimming pool

  • Alcohol prohibited
  • Dogs prohibited on beach
  • Camping prohibited
  • Fires prohibited
  • Removal of flora & fauna prohibited
  • Glass prohibited
  • Smoking is prohibited in this area

Scuba diving is restricted at Clovelly Beach from 1 October to 30 April between the hours of 8am to 6pm.

The beach

Clovelly Beach is a small and tranquil beach located at the end of a narrow bay. The beach is popular with families and snorkellers.  Concrete platforms and promenades have been constructed on both sides of the bay which are popular sun-baking spots. There are access steps into the water, making Clovelly Beach more like a large ocean pool than a beach. The beach is a very popular snorkelling site with a diverse range of underwater marine life. The beach is home to a large local Blue Groper nicknamed "Bluey". The lowest platform on the southern side of the beach contains a 25 x 6 metre saltwater pool. A ramp on the northern side of the beach provides disabled access to the water for people.

Free onstreet car parking is available around the beach and there is a large free car park on the southern side of the beach. The Seasalt Café is located at the beach and there are public toilets and change facilities. The Clovelly Surf Life Saving Club is located on the southern side.

Dogs, alcohol and glass bottles are not permitted on the beach area.

Clovelly Beach is located within the Bronte-Coogee Aquatic Reserve and it is prohibited to collect cunjevoi or any marine invertebrates except blacklip abalone, eastern rock lobster and southern rock lobster. For example you cannot collect anemones, barnacles, chitons, cockles, crabs, mussels, octopus, oysters, pipis, sea urchins, sea stars, snails and worms, whether they are dead or alive. Empty shells cannot be collected in the Reserve because they provide homes for living organisms. Marine vegetation cannot be collected except for sea lettuce and bait weed.

Spearfishing is prohibited and you cannot fish for Blue Groper by any means.

Please report illegal or suspect fishing activities to your nearest Fisheries Office or use the Fishers Watch Phoneline on 1800 043 536.

The beach is patrolled between September and April by Randwick City Lifeguards and volunteer Surf Life Savers.

Patrols

The beach is patrolled between September and April by Randwick City Lifeguards and volunteer Surf Life Savers.

Time of yearPatrol time
Summer (daylight saving) 8:30 am to 6:00 pm
Summer (non-daylight saving)7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Winter (late April - late September) No patrol

The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage Beachwatch program advises as a general precaution to avoid swimming during and for 24-hours after heavy rain. Stormwater runoff from surrounding streets drain to the beach which may pollute the water.

Safety

Follow these simple rules to be safe at the beach:

  • Always swim between the red and yellow flags, never swim outside them.
  • Do not swim directly after a meal or if under the influence of alcohol.
  • Only swim when the red and yellow flags are flying. If there are no flags, the beach is closed or unpatrolled.
  • Do not panic if caught in a current or undertow. Raise one arm into the air to signal for lifeguard assistance. Float until help arrives.
  • Do not struggle if seized with a cramp. Raise your arm for help and float. Keep the part of your body that is cramping perfectly still.
  • Do not swim if unsure of surf conditions. Always seek the advice of a lifeguard or lifesaver.
  • Do not struggle against a rip or current. Swim diagonally across it.
  • Remember that taking alcohol onto or drinking alcohol is not allowed at any beach in Randwick City.

For more information, see the details at Surf Life Saving Australia.

Clovelly beach cam

Our beach cam is 100% solar powered. This means that during periods of extended cloud or rain, the camera sometimes does not get enough light to recharge the battery and this means there may be periods where the camera is not operational. Generally these periods are fairly limited. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Take a look at our other beach cams at Coogee and Maroubra.

View our fullbeach cam map.

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