We live in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, a 20 minute walk (or 5 minute drive) from Coogee Beach. Sydney Airport is a 15 minute taxi ride away. Nearby are frequent public transport (bus) links to the Sydney CBD (about 25 minutes away by bus), local shopping centres and all other parts of Sydney.
Coogee Beach is a large, white sandy beach surrounded by very nice parklands. There are many excellent cafes, bars and restaurants in the beachside area and a very scenic coastal boardwalk which stretches for many kilometres - to the north, you can walk to Bondi Beach and beyond and, to the south, Maroubra and other beaches. Not far away (25 minutes walk or 5 minutes drive from our house) is a charming heritage Art Deco cinema (but with 6 modern screens), the Randwick Ritz.
This is a very safe area and would be ideal for anyone who enjoys the beach, swimming, snorkelling and coastal walks. There are tennis courts nearby and a choice of golf courses within 15 to 20 minutes drive. Alternately, it would also make an excellent base to explore all that Sydney has to offer – the Opera House, Sydney Harbour, ferry trips, theatres, museums, galleries, shopping.