Coogee Beach

111-131R Beach Street, Coogee NSW 2034

111-131R Beach Street, Coogee NSW 2034
  • Toilets
  • Showers
  • Changing facilities
  • Litter bin
  • Ocean pool

  • Patrolled all year
  • Lifeguard Office
  • Disabled toilets
  • Playground Fenced
  • WiFi
  • Coastal Walkway
  • Park seat
  • Monument or memorial

  • Smoking is prohibited in this area
  • Alcohol prohibited
  • Dogs prohibited on beach
  • Camping prohibited
  • Fires prohibited
  • Glass prohibited
  • Kite Surfing prohibited

Coogee Beach cam

A permanent alcohol ban applies at this location.

Beachcam offline?  

Council’s beach cams operate in a difficult environment where sea spray, heavy rainfall, vandalism and storm damage may take the cameras offline for a period of time.  Council automatically monitors availability of the beach cameras however repairs to bring them back online are not always quick and easy.

There is no need to contact Council regarding beach cams being offline as we already know, and rest assured that we are working to bring them back online.

Coogee Smart Beach Dashboard

Note some data is delayed and not live. Check live beach cams for accurate conditions. We are experiencing technical issues with water temperature, wave height and direction data and are working to fix this as soon as possible.

The project is jointly funded by Randwick Council and a grant from the Australian Government’s Smart Cities and Suburbs Program.

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The beach

The name Coogee is taken from a local Aboriginal word koojah which means "smelly place" owing to the amount of seaweed that can collect on the beach. But daily beach cleaning by Randwick City Council staff keeps the beach in pristine condition year-round.

The beach is sheltered by a rocky island called Wedding Cake Island which makes it an ideal swimming beach for families and a calmer option than nearby Maroubra Beach.

There is a rock pool at the northern end (Giles Baths) and a man-made rock pool at the southern end of the beach (Ross Jones Memorial Baths) near the Coogee Surf Life Saving Club. Just a few minutes walk south of the beach along the Coastal Walkway are two of Sydney's most spectacular ocean pools – McIvers Baths (women and children only) and Wylie's Baths.

Coogee Beach is located on Sydney's famous Coastal Walkway which stretches from Bondi Beach to Maroubra Beach. Coogee Beach has grown from a destination for day trippers in the early 1800s to one of Sydney's most frequented beaches. Nearby you'll find bustling Coogee Bay Road with an assortment of great restaurants, cafes and ice-cream shops!

The parks and reserves around Coogee Beach are ideal for a picnic with a range of barbecues and playground equipment. Dogs must be kept on-the-leash at all times in adjacent parks and they are prohibited from the beach, playgrounds and food preparation areas. There is an off-leash dog park just five minutes walk south of Coogee Beach at Trenerry Reserve.

Alcohol is prohibited at Coogee Beach and all nearby beachside parks.

Coogee Beach is also known for its dangerous shore break. Lifeguards want to ensure you have a safe time at Coogee, so follow these three tips. Watch the video to find out what they are.


Council Lifeguards patrol the beach year-round and volunteer Surf Life Savers from the Coogee Surf Life Saving club patrol the beach on weekends and public holidays during the beach summer season.

Randwick City Council Lifeguard Patrol Hours are as follows.

Time of yearPatrol time
Summer (daylight saving)7am to 7pm
Winter Period (non-daylight saving)  7am to 5pm

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 and nearby coast which may pollute the water.


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.

Coogee Smart Beach technology solutions, including the Coogee Beach Live Stream are provided through the assistance of the Australian Government Smart Cities and Suburbs Program.

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Last Updated: 24 March 2023
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