Gordons Bay in Sydney is a beautiful spot to relax and take a refreshing swim whilst trailing the Bondi to Coogee walk.
The bay is perfectly engulfed with eye-catching greenery and features calm turquoise waters for you to enjoy. It is perfect to visit even if you have 1 or 2 days in Sydney.
Perhaps the most stand-out features of Gordons Bay are the racks of boats which rest on the beach. These are part of a local fishing club and add charm to the bay.
How to get to Gordons Bay
Gordons Bay is North of Coogee Beach and the only way to get there is by foot via the Bondi to Coogee Beach coastal walk.
Plan your route via the transport trip planner to get to the start of the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk in Bondi or you can start at Coogee Beach.
If you have a car, you can get as close as possible by parking free near Clovelly Beach, on Victory Street and then walk from there. Alternatively, paid parking is available in and around Coogee Beach.
If you prefer to get to Gordons Bay quickly while doing the coastal walk, it would be best to start the walk from Coogee Beach. This is better than starting the walk from Bondi Beach.
From Coogee Beach to Gordons Bay by foot will take approximately 10 min. There won’t be any fear of a long walk. Even so, the wildlife and views on the walk are amazing, so take your sweet time.
What to do in Gordons Bay
The main thing to do in Gordons Bay is to strip your clothes off and take a dip in the water. The water is so calm and beautiful it demands to be enjoyed.
The bay doesn’t have much beach area to relax on, as most of it is covered with the fishing boats. However, many people climb the rocks engulfing the bay. They lay down a towel and enjoy the views whilst topping up on that sun-kissed skin.
We even brought a few snacks and had a little picnic. A cute day out for a couple.
This bay is also very popular with furry friends. Feel free to bring your dog as we saw many relaxing on the beach or diving into the sea to catch tennis balls.
For the diving and snorkelling enthusiasts, Gordons Bay happens to be a great place.
Gordons Bay snorkelling
Gordons Bay in Sydney is part of an underwater nature trail.
It is a self-guided 600m trail enjoyed by diving or snorkelling adventure. There are concrete-filled drums 20m apart, underwater, linked via a chain which acts as a guide.
They even have information on them keeping you entertained if the excitement of spotting the sea life isn’t enough.
A quick slice of Gordons Bay history
It’s always nice to know why things are called what they are. In this case, where the name ‘Gordon’ comes from.
Gordon is derived from the name Lewis Gordon, who was a Governor Surveyor in the mid-1800’s under the New South Wales government. With his powers, he decided to name the bay after himself, Gordons Bay. Humble.
Be sure to check out other areas close to Gordons Bay on the Bondi to Coogee walk such as the Bronte Baths and Tamarama Beach.