06 Dec Walk with Marley: Coogee to Maroubra Coastal Walk
Need to know:
Time: 2 hours
Difficulty: Easy walk – Paved / Boardwalk / Rock (optional)
Leash: On leash
Transport: On street parking + Buses nearby
Facilities: Toilets available + Cafés & Restaurants
If you’re looking for the best dog walks 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?
The coastal views are stunning and really make it an enjoyable dog walk with a paved path (unless you take the Low Tide Trail) and can take between 1.5 – 2 hours.
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.
Speaking of swimming, you’re spoilt with choice, as there’s also the popular Mahon Pool, with changing rooms next door.
If getting wet isn’t for you, there’s also the chance to wind down and get 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 (on a leash though!). It’s pretty safe here and not very slippery – just avoid the tangles of seaweed and you’ll be fine.
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:
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 this very dog-friendly gem – Barzura. This cafe’s perfect for people watching, whilst you and your old mate enjoy breakfast.
Overall, this is a gorgeous walk, with lots of photo opps for adding to your Baxta pet profile (link to app) The beaches, rock pools, and low-tide walk make perfect for your next adventure.
This walk was brought to you by Marley (link to profile), who highly recommends it.
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 next to Maroubra Beach.