is an alluring seaside locale where it feels like summer all year round. This
beachside suburb has incredible clifftop parklands that border a
sun-drenched beach. At the heart of it all, Clovelly Beach is a favourite
destination for many Sydneysiders, attracted by the surf lifesaving, ocean
swimming and snorkelling culture.
Taking centre stage in this beautiful seaside location is
Clovelly Beach. Between two rugged headlands, Clovelly Beach features a
wonderful swimming area, with promenades and concrete platforms that provide
easy access points into what is more like a large ocean pool than a beach.
Popular amongst families, sunbathers, snorkelers, ocean
swimmers and a large Blue Groper nicknamed “Bluey”, Clovelly Beach has it all –
from parklands for picnics to Seasalt Café to the historic surf lifesaving club
that is part of the local culture and heritage.
During the winter months ocean swimmers, in particular the
Clovelly Eskimos, can be found diving into the chilly waters.
The incredible views up and down the coastline can be
enjoyed from Bundrock and Burrows Parks, which form part of the Coastal Walk, a
trail along the coastline from Bondi Beach to Maroubra Beach. When they’re not
out pounding the pavement or working on a tan, locals can be found at one of
the cafés located along Clovelly Road further up the hill.
Locals hold on to their properties in Clovelly, and who can
blame them when you have family homes of all shapes and sizes capitalising on
water views. Ocean, Battery and Boundary Streets are best for ocean views,
Eastbourne Avenue for views of Clovelly Bay and Cliffbrook Parade for views
over Gordons Bay.
Further up the hill along Fern Street and Bishops Avenue,
family homes are nestled in amongst low-lying apartment blocks. Melrose Parade
and Walker Street offer apartments that have the best water outlooks.