Posted Mon 06 Dec 2021 at 09:32am
If you’re looking a nice coastal walk in Sydney, then you’re going to love taking your furry friend on the Coogee to Maroubra coastal walk. This easy-to-walk, scenic 5km route is a real visual treat. It’s also a great alternative to the busy Bondi to Coogee route. What’s not to love?
Easy walk – Paved, boardwalk, rock (optional)
On street parking + buses nearby
Toilets available + cafes and restaurants
The coastal views are stunning and really make it an enjoyable dog walk with a paved path. It takes between 1.5-2 hours unless you take the Low Tide Trail.
When you’re on the walk, head down to the heritage-listed Wylie’s baths – one of Sydney’s oldest and most beautiful ocean tidal pools (accessible with a small entrance fee). It’s great for a dip on a hot day, but you might make your dog jealous as it’s not dog-friendly.
Speaking of swimming, you’re spoilt with choice, as there’s also the popular Mahon Pool with changing rooms next door.
If you’re not a fan of swimming, you can relax and wind down by getting a massage by the ocean. If only they had dog massages too…
Fancy going off the beaten track? You’re in luck! There’s a beautiful low-tide walk on this route, which gives you access to a gorgeous part of the walk. Grab your pooch for some rock hopping and let them frolic in the smaller rock pools. It’s pretty safe here and not very slippery, just keep your dog on a leash and avoid the tangles of seaweed. P.S – check for key low-tide times here before heading out.
If you fancy dining al fresco, there are some stunning spots for a little picnic. The amazing views are a feast for the eyes, too!
On either end of the walk, there’s also a host of tasty treats for you and your pet, with plenty of dog-friendly cafes.
On the Maroubra side, there’s The Grumpy Baker – not so grumpy when it comes to letting dogs hang out whilst you eat. They’re also on the other side in Coogee, so either way, you’re covered.
Over on the Coogee side, there’s brunch by the beach with Barzura, a dog-friendly gem. This cafe’s perfect for people-watching whilst you and your furry friend enjoy breakfast.
Overall, this is a gorgeous walk, with lots of photo opps for sharing on your Baxta feed. The beaches, rock pools, and low-tide walk make it perfect for your next adventure.
Getting there: Easy to access via public transport with several buses that leave from either of the suburbs. There’s street parking around Dolphin Street in Coogee and near Maroubra Beach.
If you loved this walk, why not try out Rushcutters Bay to Rose Bay walk?