The total population of Coogee is around 4,300, and the suburb ranks 166th in Western Australia when it comes to estimated capital gains experienced by property investors over the past three years. The median home price of Coogee is sitting at $700,000, and the average rent is at $485 per week. This suggests property owners in Coogee could potentially earn a 3.6% increase in rental yield.
With such appealing prices and surroundings, there is no better time to make your move to the picturesque, coastal suburb of Coogee. In fact, it’s considered Perth’s fastest growing seaside community by some – so without further ado, here are the top things to do for those living or visiting Coogee.
Things to Do in Coogee
- Take a dip at Coogee Beach
The white sands of Western Australian beaches are unlike any other, and Coogee Beach is no different. Stretching over 3 kilometres long, there are two features of this majestic beach that make it truly unique: its jetty and its eco-shark barrier.
The jetty is an extremely popular fishing spot, and is also a great spot to stroll along on a summer’s day. Just beware that you may be joined by a pelican or two as they patrol the jetty’s surface!
Installed by the City of Cockburn, Coogee’s large man-made eco-shark barrier provides an effectively safe, family-friendly area to swim. The barrier is also one hundred per cent recyclable and environmentally friendly. It is a fantastic community asset and has contributed to Coogee Beach’s ever-growing tourist numbers.
- Cycle to Fremantle
The Fremantle Coastal Trail is a must-try ride for all Perth cyclists. The trail starts on the southern beach of Woodman Point, and travels inland through the Woodman Point Regional Park. Continuing north, you’ll pass Ammunition Jetty before reaching Coogee Beach and then the Omeo Wreck. From here, the trail travels past Port Coogee, South Beach, the Fremantle Whalers Tunnel, the Roundhouse and finally, Fremantle Station.
There are so many advantages to having the shopping, markets, events and thriving eateries of Fremantle just a stone’s throw from the city of Coogee. When travelling to Fremantle, be sure to stop off for a browse at Sealanes Fish Market, a beer at Little Creatures Brewing or a stroll through the calm grasses of The Esplanade.
- Snorkel or dive at the Coogee Maritime Trail
Only 25 metres from the shore, the Coogee Maritime snorkel and dive trail begins at the historic Omeo shipwreck and features underwater sculptures and a colourful artificial reef. The reef was designed by a team of marine scientists and engineers with the purpose of supporting a diverse range of marine flora and fauna. The snorkel trail loop is three kilometres long and suits the majority of fitness and experience levels.
If you’d rather not get your feet wet, the Omeo shipwreck site also features a limestone, land-based trail that displays a range of signs and panels with information about the Omeo’s history and place in Coogee society. If you continue on this trail, you can end up at Coogee Beach or Woodman Point Reserve.
An official dive and snorkel trail map is available on the City of Cockburn’s website, and the trail is best to visit in Perth’s warmer months, from November to March. Wetsuits are not essential.
- Enjoy a barbecue at Coogee Beach Reserve
The Reserve can be found between the port and the Woodman’s Point Boat Ramp, and is a picturesque spot for those seeking the perfect west coast sunset. With freshly-kept lawns, shady tree areas and scattered seating, this is an ideal spot to enjoy a picnic or a barbecue with a view. The Reserve even offers free wifi, a cosy café and plenty of play areas for the kids.
- Café culture
The city of Coogee is buzzing with a fantastic café culture. Boasting specialty coffees, bagels and Italian bites, there are so many must-visit cafes in the city as well as the neighbouring suburb of Spearwood. Coco + Boho is a great example, with its funky interior and delicious menu of breakfast items, such as fresh-pressed juices, crab cakes with avocado, and even spicy fish tacos.
Another must-visit is the Coogee Continental Deli – purveyors of some of WA’s finest and most authentic Italian deli items. Offering a range of cold cuts, fresh produce and an impressive line of Rawsome raw treats, the Deli is a vibrant staple within the Coogee community for residents and visitors alike.
- Coogee Jetty to Jetty Swim
The Coogee Jetty to Jetty Swim is an annual community event organised through the Cockburn Masters Swimming Club that takes place each March. The event caters for all, and includes a beach walk, a range of swimming distances, a post-swim breakfast and a festival atmosphere that the whole family will enjoy. All swimmers finish at Woodman Point Jetty, which also serves as the site of the presentations made after a short break in proceedings.
- Coogee Live
Coogee Live is a vibrant summer community festival that celebrates the city of Cockburn. With a range of food, cultural and wellness experiences set up on the pristine Coogee coastline, this family-friendly festival is a staple on the Coogee community calendar, and attracts people from all across Perth. The festival shines a light on the laidback, healthy beachside lifestyle that is so unique to this picturesque city.
For more insider insight on the suburb of Coogee, one of ACTON’s own real estate agents, Fleur Kane, has started a great blog called Coogee Life, that explores the ins and outs of what makes this town so idyllic. Check it out here.
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