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Address: Clovelly Rd. | Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Perfect protected cove

Clovelly's little protected cove is an ideal area for swimmers of all competences and preferences. From the swells of the area out towards the sea, to the nice currents of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
barrera
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clovelly's little protected cove is an ideal area for swimmers of all competences and preferences. From the swells of the area out towards the sea, to the nice currents of the mid-section, to shallow rock areas and the beach itself, it has three sides to accommodate crowds - two sides with rock and smooth platforms and also the beach. It... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be prepared to shout even when the place seems empty! A busy pub with enormous dining spaces inside and out. Basic choices of fried foods, steaks, chips etc. Good salads. Not bad but will be interested in how new owners develop this place - it is currently balancing the needs of local boozer, live music joint and food destination. Less... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Perfect protected swimming beach for all ages and abilities. There is a natural opening to the Sea here that has no surf (even when it's rough you can get to the ocean without breakers) There is a sand beach with wheelchair accessible swimming. A concrete pool and plenty of space to picnic at tables , kids play area or concrete... More 

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

When in clovelly, head to this amazing bakery! It's on clovelly road on the way down to the beach. My friend told me that they make birthday cakes, so ordered one for my partners birthday. They make the best cakes ❤️🎂 thanks guys

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Clovelly beach is a small bay with a sandy beach and can be found whilst doing the Coogee to Bondi coastal walk. It has all the facilities you need including toilets and a cafe.It has a safe area for swimming due to the concrete structure on both sides of the bay. It is a quieter area to sunbathe and swim... More 

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Bairnsdale, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

My sister .and I were brought up within walking distance of this terrific family friendly beach. We learnt to swim and gain confidence in the sometime rough waters. Usually it was like a mill pond, going into the water from the Prom and swimming back to the sand beach area. Lots of happy times exploring the old -late 1800s early... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Awesome beach with lots of free parking but also lots of fun for kids in shallow water strip.Life guard on duty and keep watching all the time during the day.

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Fort Wayne, IN
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The locals say it is good to snorkel and swim. It truly looked calm and swim able. But it also looked really dirty to me. I don't think I would do. Too many other places to enjoy blue clean waters in Australia.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This beach has a concrete bath set up - great for people who don't like the sand but not me preference

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This is a man made beach with concreted banks which enables snorkelled to jump straight into deep water. It is enclosed slightly so little chance of getting washed out to sea. So much fun. Plus there is a natural dog pouch pool for adventurous pooches. Fun to watch. Georgeous cafe nestled in bushy landscape. A tiny shallow beach. A pool.... More 

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Coogee
Very accessible by public transport, Coogee is the smaller, friendlier, more intimate version of Bondi Beach. Coogee is the only beach in the Eastern suburbs that does not have big waves, making it an excellent family beach. The Coogee Bay Hotel, located right across the beach, has one of the biggest beer gardens in Australia and plenty of entertainment every night of the week. Be on the lookout for celebrity footballers! A little further south is Wylie’s Baths, offering sweeping 180 degree views over the Pacific Ocean, and it is perfect for a swim or a few laps. Plenty of dining choices surround the beach, including the famous fish and chips.
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