Enjoy the beach
Coogee Beach is very popular, and receives a large number of visitors all year round. Coogee is Sydney’s second busiest beach, and on a sunny summers day, thousands of people from around the world will enjoy the sand and surf.
Safety at Coogee Beach
Being classed as a “Reflective beach” there is usually a steep drop as you enter the water, so be prepared for this as you enter the ocean...you could be off your feet within 3-4 steps.
Coogee is also known for its strong shore dump, and even a small wave can knock you around as you enter the water. Always take care when entering and exiting the shoreline at Coogee especially on larger surf days. Being a strong shore dump this limits the ability to “surf the waves” and it is recommenced not to body surf the shore dump as this may result in injury.
While Coogee may look calm many times, there are rips at both ends of the beach, so we always recommend swimming between the flags.
Please be advised that there is No smoking or drinking alcohol on Coogee Beach or surrounding parks - this is a Randwick Council regulation.
Don’t forget to slip, slop, slap, seek and slide to ensure you are protected from the sun and please keep up your hydration during your visit to the beach. Slip on sun protective clothing that covers as much of your body as possible. Slop on SPF 30 or higher broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen, at least 20 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply every two hours when outdoors or more often if perspiring or swimming. Slap on a broad-brimmed hat that shades your face, neck and ears. Seek shade. Slide on sunglasses
If you have any questions regarding the beach and the surf conditions please ask the lifesavers for their advice, they are there to help.
Being Safe at any beach is always a priority, and with thousands of beaches in Australia there are many different types, but all with one thing in common - they all have Rips!
Please view the following two videos for Safety information on Rips.
Stay safe, and enjoy your time at our beautiful beaches - especially Coogee.