Beautiful coastal views, beaches and bushlands
Each year millions of people experience the spectacular views and special experiences of the Eastern Beaches Coastal Walkway. It is one of Australia's most popular attractions. It passes by patrolled beaches, through wetlands, Aboriginal sites, coastal heaths and bushland, offers unique coastal views, and whale watching opportunities during the winter whale migrations. There are cafes, picnic shelters and bbq facilities as well as accessible toilets and change rooms along the Walkway.
The completion of a continuous Walkway from Clovelly to La Perouse is a key priority for Randwick City Council. Many sections of the Walkway are completed in Randwick City, with other sections at different stages of planning and construction.
Check public transport options to sections of the Coastal Walkway at Transport for NSW Trip Planner.
The Coastal Walkway is listed as one of the top things to do in Sydney on Trip Advisor.
Coastal walks map
Clovelly to South Coogee
Connecting with the Eastern Beaches Coastal Walkway from Bondi to Waverley Cemetery, this 4.5 km section runs along the coast through Clovelly, Gordons Bay, Coogee and South Coogee. Excluding the Gordons Bay section, this part of the Coastal Walkway is wheelchair and pram friendly. You can connect to the next completed section of the Walkway at Maroubra along suburban footpaths through public streets.
Maroubra to Malabar
A 2.4 km section of the Coastal Walkway from north Maroubra to south Maroubra is wheelchair and pram friendly and runs from Mistral Point at north Maroubra, through cliff top parklands down to famed Maroubra surfing beach, with its cafes, skate park and free outdoor gym, and then on to the parklands at South Maroubra.
Since April 2017 you can now continue your walk further south around the rugged but spectacular Malabar Headland National Park. This 3.7km Boora Point Walking Track winds through Australia's newest National Park. Visit the National Parks & Wildlife website for more information and check the Local Alerts page before your visit as the track is closed when the adjacent rifle range is in use. Council has finished building the additional walking track on the western part of the headland. The walk links with the National Parks and Wildlife Service Boora Point Walking Track which follows the coastline, meaning walkers now have the choice of a 3km coastal walk, 1km inland walk or do both for a 4km loop around Malabar Headland.
From Malabar Headland you can continue your walk a further 1.5km through Pioneers Park on Anzac Parade and past Malabar Beach on Long Bay and the Malabar Ocean Pool. Cromwell Park at Malabar Beach has picnic shelters, BBQSs and a great children's playground.
Malabar to La Perouse
This section of the Coastal Walkway is not formalised and is incomplete. The coast adjoins four golf courses and The Kamay Botany Bay National Park. Walking this section is not recommended due to the risk to people's safety from golf balls.
Randwick City Council is working with the golf courses and National Parks & Wildlife Service to develop plans for a safe walking track separated from the golf courses.
Work commenced in September 2018 near Cape Banks, La Perouse in the NSW Golf Course to create and formalise a safe and continuous walking track connecting the Kamay Botany Bay National Park car park near the Westpac Rescue Helicopter base and the informal walking tracks in the National Park.
La Perouse to Yarra Bay
This 2.8 km section passes through an area of national historic significance, with beautiful calm water beaches and panoramic views over Botany Bay and is wheel chair and pram friendly. The Walkway joins the track from Botany Bay National Park and follows the coast along to Bicentennial Park and Yarra Bay. This was an area of first contact between the Aboriginal community and white settlers. See highlights of La Perouse area.