Coogee area guide

Restaurants, bars, shops and events in Coogee

A couple enjoying a drink whilst overlooking Coogee Beach
Photograph: Anna Kucera

It's not as famous as Bondi but Coogee beach is just as popular with locals and backpackers alike during the summer.

The Coogee Bay Hotel has traditionally dominated sea front socialising but has lately been joined by Justin Hemmes' mammoth Coogee Pavilion, a multi-level party palace that functions as a more genteel and family friendly area in daylight hours.