Affectionately dubbed ‘Cloey’, Clovelly is a beachside suburb full of appeal and charm. Formerly called Little Coogee, its located 7km to the CBD, just south of Bronte Beach and north of Coogee and is part of the.
Clovelly Beach is a sheltered inlet-style beach that sits on the end of a narrow bay creating a safe swimming enclosure for children and therefore very popular with families. Clovelly is home to one of the first Surf Life Saving Clubs in the world – Clovelly Surf Life Saving Club founded in 1906. Today Clovelly Bay and the nearby Gordon’s Bay are snorkeling and scuba diving hotspots featuring a remarkable underwater trail. It is also part of the Bondi to Maroubra coastal walk, which is very popular with locals and tourists alike. In summer, Clovelly Beach is a centre of community activity.
The suburb is mainly a residential with a ‘sleepy’ village atmosphere and filled with a mix of seaside cottages, semidetached homes, new architecturally designed homes with ocean views and contemporary and older style apartments.
Clovelly has a small shopping precinct based around Clovelly Road, one beachside hotel (the iconic watering hole the Clovelly Hotel), a local RSL club and a bowling club on leased public land with extraordinary coastal views. The Clovelly Public School is one of the best in the eastern suburbs and another major draw card for families.