Clovelly

A calm beachfront suburb with an old-fashioned feel.

Clovelly's pubs, fish 'n chip houses, and saltwater community pools remind of simpler times. Mums and dads dress their SPF-slathered little ones in sun hats while Clovelly's older crowd swims laps at sundown and thumbs through the daily news. From its local post office to its corner grocer, Clovelly's slow pace prevails. The only place to find people moving quickly in Clovelly is along its coastal trail—the public path that traces the shoreline of Sydney's east suburbs.

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Clovelly is bordered by Waverly, Bronte, Coogee, and Randwick

International Airport: 25 minutes by car without traffic
Central Station: 20 minutes by car
Opera House / Circular Quay: 25 minutes by car
Bondi Beach: 15 minutes by car

  • Public transit is Possible
  • Having a car is Easy

A Quiet Beachside Suburb In Sydney's Southeast

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Perhaps Sydney's quietest beachfront suburb, Clovelly demurely scales the cliffs that rise above its cove.

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The neighborhood exudes an old-fashioned character.

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Collectibles and antiques from generations' passed fill families' bookshelves.

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Campers, Beetles, and cycles park along its serene residential streets.

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In Clovelly, days are spent strolling the parks or bowling on the pitch.

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Fern Street, Burnie Street, and Arden Street are home to Clovelly's commercial area.

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You're likely to see your neighbor at the corner shop.

Some of Sydney's most famous beaches are on your doorstep - Clovelly beach and Gordon's Bay are a safe option for snorkelling, paddling, and relaxing, while Bronte and Bondi are great surf beaches. Clovelly Bowls club is a minute's walk down the road with spectacular views."

Family Outings at Clovelly Cove

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Clovelly's calm waters appeal to swimmers young and old.

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A small inlet situated between two rocky outcrops, Clovelly's tides are temperate.

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Couple the placid waters with its saltwater pool and seaside walking paths, and you've found the perfect wholesome perch.

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The perfect perch.

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He found it.

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The perfect perch.

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They found it.

The famous Clovelly to Bondi coastal walk is at your doorstep."

Casual Dining In Clovelly

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Leave the beach crowds behind in Clovelly's neighboring sandy escapes, Bondi and Coogee.

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Clovelly serves casual cafe fare without the masses.

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Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Tobias Rowles

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Tobias Rowles is a Sydney based photographer working in both the art and commercial worlds. He specialises in people and lifestyle photography that celebrates the ‘everyday’ and shoots for a wide range of local and international advertising clients. Tobias also maintains a constant focus on personal projects, many of which have received considerable critical acclaim.