Watsons Bay to Coogee beach walk

Watsons Bay to Coogee beach coastal walk

One of the most scenic and beautiful walks in Sydney is the walk from Watsons Bay to Coogee beach via Bondi beach. The walk is a great one day walk in Sydney and the views along the way are spectacular and picturesque. It majestic views of the Sydney harbour.

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Watsons Bay to Coogee beach
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How to get to Watsons Bay?

Public transport

  • There are two ways to get to Watsons Bay from Sydney Central Business District (CBD).
    • Frequent buses run between Town Hall and Watsons Bay. The bus ride is 45 minutes.
    • Frequent ferries run between Circular Quay and Watsons Bay.
  • More up to date information on the trains can be found on NSW Transport website.

Driving

The distance between Sydney CBD and Watsons Bay is 12 kilometres and takes 20 minutes to drive.

The best way to get to Watsons Bay is by taking the public transport as this walk from Watsons Bay to Coogee beach is one way walk.

How to get from Coogee beach?

Public transport

  • There are buses that run between Museum station (or Hyde Park) and Coogee beach. The bus ride is 30 minutes.
  • More up to date information on the trains can be found on NSW Transport website.

Driving

Since this walk is a one way, the car needs to be parked at Watsons Bay. And once the walk is finished at Coogee beach, one needs to take a bus to Bondi Junction and then take a train to Edgecliff station. The distance between Sydney CBD and Watsons Bay is 12 kilometres and takes 20 minutes to drive.

The distance between Coogee beach and Sydney CBD is 10 kilometres and takes 20 minutes to drive.

Walking details

Below are the logistics of the walk:

  • Starting point: Watsons Bay.
  • Finishing point: Coogee beach.
  • Note: There are plenty of get out points.
  • Distance: 17.2 kilometers.
  • Time taken: 4 to 5 hours.
  • Type of walk: One way.
  • Grade: Moderate only because of the distance.
Watsons Bay to Coogee beach

Bondi to Coogee beach coastal walk

The coastal walk from Watsons Bay to Coogee beach goes through Bondi beach. And the last section which is the walk from Bondi to Coogee beach itself is a very popular coastal walk that forms as a bucket list item for all travellers who visit Sydney. The walk is around 6 kilometres and is a stunning coastal walk that passes through many beaches. More information can be found on Bondi to Coogee coastal walk post.

  • Starting point: Bondi beach.
  • Finishing point: Coogee beach.
  • Total distance: 6 kilometres.

Whale watching

The walk from Watsons Bay to Coogee beach via Bondi beach makes a great walk to spot humpback whales during the whale migratory season (between the months of May and October). The humpback whales migrate from south to north and back every year during the migratory season. Read Whale watching in Sydney for more information and pictures.

Definitely do look out for whales! 

Safety for solo female hikers

The walk from Watsons Bay to Coogee beach is absolutely safe for solo female hikers. It is along the coast and the walk is a very famous walk among the locals. However, be cautious and know your surroundings, especially at nights.

Closing Notes

It is definitely a beautiful walk and is totally worth it. The views are amazing and the walk is refreshing. I highly recommend this walk while you are in Sydney.

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