Coogee Beach is loved by families for its gentle surf.  There is an ocean pool on the southern end of the beach and pearched above the ocean pool is the Coogee Surf Life Saving Club which regularly trains on the beach and also holds Nippers on the beach as well as Surf Life Saving carnivals.

The Coogee Fishing Club is also located on Coogee Beach and members are able to tie up their boats on the beach. 

Located in the water off Coogee Beach is Wedding Cake Island which in some weather conditions produces huge waves that attract surfers from across Sydney.  It is also a popular snorkelling and dive spot.