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Coogee beach is neither remote nor crowd free, but it is beautiful nonetheless as you can see from the picture above taken just days ago by one of our roving reporters. Coogee is situated in the suburbs of Sydney, just 8 kilometres south-east of the central business district of the city.

For my money, this beach is much prettier than Bondi up the coast, being less urban and offering a nice grassy park to the north and the rear of the beach. If you fancy a really incredible coastal walk, the one from Coogee to Bondi, which winds its way along 6 km of picturesque coastal paths, is well worth doing.

Interestingly, the name Coogee is said to be taken from a local Aboriginal word koojah which means “smelly place” which is an unfair description of this delightful bay on the edge of the incredible city of Sydney.

You may be interested in our 10 best beaches in the United States and you may be interested in my best secret beaches in America, my secret beaches in California and my 5 most remote beaches on earth.

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