Clovelly Beach lies between Bronte Beach to the north and Gordon's Bay to the south. It is a small and tranquil beach, located at the mouth of a narrow bay between two rocky ridges. A breakwater at the mouth of the bay provides protection and creates a calm swimming environment. It is particularly popular with family groups and the elderly.
Concrete platforms and promenades have been constructed on both sides of the bay. The promenades 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.
Located directly adjacent to the beach is Bundock Park. The park has a children's playground, BBQs and picnic shelters, lighting and external showers. The beach is a great location for a weekend family picnic.
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.