Coogee is a popular beachside suburb and locality in the Eastern suburbs of Sydney, the capital of the Australian state of New South Wales. Coogee is understandably popular with backpackers and holiday makers.
After Bondi Beach, Coogee is probably the most popular of the City beaches that face onto the Pacific Ocean and back on to Sydney's Eastern Suburbs.
Coogee beach is a relatively safe swimming beach, given that it is protected through its shape as a bay, and due to wedingcake island which is aproximately 800m offshore. There is an ocean pool at the southern end which is popular for small children. The beach is patroled by council lifeguards throughout the year and also by volunteed surf lifesavers durring the summer months. In larger surf, there can be a dangerous shore break which, and there are sometimes blue-bottle jellyfish, particularly when there is a north-east wind.
There is a popular walking track between Coogee and Bondi which takes you past most of the city beaches, and along some spectacular clifftops. The walk takes about 1-2 hours at a normal pace.
Coogee is host to the home ground of Randwick Rugby Union Club, one of the main teams in the Sydney rugby union football competition. Alternate weekends see Randwick and an opposing team battle it out on Coogee Oval, just over the road from the beach - a great way to spend a winter afternoon!