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Clovelly, NSW

With its picturesque beauty, abundant marine life, and quaint village vibe, Clovelly offers a unique blend of relaxation and adventure. Clovelly is nestled in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, between the bustling suburbs of Coogee and Bronte.

Known For:

  • Small beachside suburb close to the city

Clovelly NSW

The heart of the community is Clovelly Beach, a small, tranquil bay with calm waters that contrast with many of Sydney’s more well-known surf beaches. It’s this tranquil atmosphere that makes Clovelly a perfect spot for families and those who enjoy swimming, snorkeling, and other beach-side activities.

The beach is the jewel of Clovelly. Enclosed by concrete platforms and promenades on either side, it offers safe, shark-netted waters which makes it an idyllic swimming spot. Its gentle waves are perfect for young swimmers, and the abundant marine life will enthrall snorkelers. Keep your eyes peeled for the local blue gropers!

Things To Do

Starting (or ending) in Clovelly is the iconic Bondi to Coogee walk. This 6-kilometer coastal trail offers spectacular ocean views, cliff-top vistas, and passes by several stunning beaches, including Clovelly Beach. Make sure to carry your camera!

Just north of Clovelly Beach, you’ll find the hidden gem of Gordons Bay, a secluded beach famous for its crystal clear waters, perfect for snorkeling and diving. This tranquil bay features an underwater nature trail, providing a unique perspective on local marine life.

Clovelly Beach

Adjacent to the beach, Bundock Park is the perfect place for a relaxing picnic. With ample shade and grassy areas, it’s a wonderful place to unwind after a day at the beach.

Swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing are popular activities, given the beachfront nature of Clovelly. However, visitors also have access to bowling and tennis clubs within the area, providing a diverse range of recreational options.

In addition to this, the proximity of the Centennial Parklands allows for cycling, horseback riding, or leisurely strolls in a lush green space.

Where To Eat

Clovelly boasts a range of restaurants, cafés, and shops. From fresh seafood to classic Australian cuisine, there’s something to satisfy every palate. The local shops in Clovelly offer a variety of goods, from beachwear to artisan souvenirs. Plus, the boutiques and eateries of Bronte and Coogee are just a stone’s throw away for those wanting more options.

Seasalt Café and Kiosk

Seasalt Café and Kiosk, conveniently located right by the beach, is an integral part of the Clovelly experience. As you might guess from the name, it offers an assortment of sea-inspired dishes in a laid-back setting. The café overlooks the beautiful Clovelly Beach, providing you with mesmerizing views while you dine.

Seasalt is a breakfast and lunch hotspot, offering a menu packed with traditional and contemporary Australian dishes. Standouts include the “Seasalt Big Breakfast,” a generous assortment of breakfast classics, and the “Seasalt Burger,” a must-try for lunch-goers. Also, don’t miss their excellent selection of fresh salads, sandwiches, and seafood options.

Clovelly Social House

A short stroll from Clovelly Beach, you’ll find Clovelly Social House. This cozy, family-run café exudes a warm and friendly vibe. With its quaint charm, this café seems to encapsulate the essence of Clovelly itself.

The menu at Clovelly Social House is a delightful fusion of traditional and modern Australian cuisine. Their breakfast menu features dishes like “Avo Smash” and “The Social Benedict,” and for lunch, the “Pulled Pork Burger” is a standout. They’re also famous for their range of pastries and specialty coffee, with beans sourced from local roasters.


For those looking for a delightful dinner experience, Burnie’s is the place to go. Situated in the heart of Clovelly, this modern Australian restaurant boasts a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere, perfect for a laid-back dinner after a day at the beach.

The menu at Burnie’s showcases a unique blend of flavors, with dishes crafted from locally sourced produce. Standouts include the “Grilled King Prawns” and “Burnie’s Steak Frites.” Their extensive wine list, featuring both Australian and international selections, is a great accompaniment to your meal.

How to get there

Getting to Clovelly from the Sydney Central Business District (CBD) is quite straightforward. You have multiple options including public transportation, driving, and cycling. Here’s how you can reach Clovelly:

Where to stay?


  • Nature based
  • Relaxation

Popular Activities

  • Swimming
  • Beach
  • Surfing

About Clovelly

  • Locality: Suburb
  • Clovelly Postcode: 2031
  • State: New South Wales
  • Region: Sydney
  • Latitude: -33.91264
  • Longitude: 151.26202
  • Elevation: 30m
  • Population: 4736
  • Median Income: $67236
  • Area (Sq/km): 0.786
  • Timezone: Australia/Sydney

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