City of beaches

Celebrating 27 years

Maroubra Beach

Maroubra Bay has a reputation as one of Sydney’s best swimming and surf beaches. The ocean consistently pumps waves ontoMaroubra Beach making it a popular swimming and surfing location. Known as the “Dunny Bowl,” consistent swells come from the North and South ends of the beach. There are both left & right beach breaks, with sets being driven by an east or north-easterly swell. The name Maroubra originates from the local aboriginal dialect and means “like thunder”, referring to the thunderous sound the waves make as they break on the beach and headlands.

Walk or jog along the soft sand, watching as surfers sweep across the bay riding the waves. The one kilometre long beach is the ideal place to find a secluded area to relax or play in the sand. Explore the southern end of the beach and foreshore where native flora thrives around the rocky headland. Everyone is advised to play it safe in the water and always swim between the red and yellow flags.

Within the same year at the end of the 1800’s, two ships the “Hereward” and the “Tekapo” sank at Maroubra Bay . Their final resting place provides an underwater haven for marine life in the area. A popular dive site, Pro Dive Coogee (9665 6333) offers diving instruction and can assist with all of your diving needs.

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