About Clovelly

  • Postcode: 2031
  • Population: 4,581
  • Municipality: City of Randwick
Clovelly is small beach side suburb located between Tamarama and Coogee. The beach itself is apart of the National Marine Wildife reserve and home to the famous blue groper family. Clovelly offers an inlet style beach offering a unique swimming experience and a very popular snorkeling spot for the locals and tourist alike. To the south of the beach is Gordon’s Bay a very popular scuba spot. Clovelly has a small shopping village further up on Clovelly Rd and the famous Clovelly hotel where you can always enjoy a great meal and live entertainment.

Originally known as Little Coogee, the name was changed to Clovelly in 1913 after a local village in England. William C. Greville bought 8 hectares (20 acres), which included the whole bay frontage, for 40 pounds in 1834. The grand estate of Mundarrah Towers dominated the area during the nineteenth century.

Mundarrah Towers was built for Dr Dickson in the 1860s. Samuel Bennett, who owned Australian Town and Country Journal, one of the most influential newspapers of the day, bought the property and made further grand additions. The Towers was demolished in 1926, to make way for suburban development. The Mundarrah Towers estate occupied the land around Burnie Street overlooking the western end of Clovelly Bay.

Architectural Style
Like most beach side suburbs in the eastern suburbs Clovelly is a mix of federation style terraces, art deco apartments, freestanding homes to the newest luxury homes on the headland looking down onto Gordons Bay.

Clovelly Public School, St Anthony's Catholic Systemic Primary School, Clovelly

Day Care
A CareforKids.com.au search for Childcare services in 2031 / Clovelly returned 31 results, with an average cost for child care around Clovelly of $110.92/day

Cafes & Restaurants
Out of the Blue, Pinto Thai, Top Hat, Deviate Restaurant, Clovelly Bistro, The Clovelly Hotel Bistro, CloeDeli

Km’s from CBD

Km’s from Airport

Public transport

338 Clovelly to Railway Square, 339 Clovelly to City, X39 Clovelly to City EXPRESS, X40 Clovelly to City - Museum EXPRESS

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