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Coogee beach

03 Jul

Staying in Crowne Plaza in Sydney’s Coogee beach was definitely a good choice made by me, I was so tempted to book myself a room in one of the hotels available around the city area but I was advised against it as I will not have the peaceful walk around that I want. Moreover, if I want to visit the city, I can just drive. Crowne Plaza Coogee beach, as the name suggested, the hotel is just located a road across the smaller yet beautiful and popular Coogee beach in Sydney. For my first time in my life, I learnt that along the famous Coogee beach, there is a man made pool at one end of the beach for people to swim in without fighting the strong current in the sea at any time.

It was definitely a breathtaking sight to behold while looking across the beach under the sun while the weather is rather cooling. Summer was over and only few visitors were basking themselves on the beach, so I took this chance to compose my frame at my own sweet time. The image below was taken with 16-35mm f2.8 L on 5D II but was cropped a little more to emphasize the building and the man made pool as my main object.

Coogee beach

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86 Comments

Posted by on July 3, 2012 in Australia, Destinations

 

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86 responses to “Coogee beach

  1. nonoymanga

    July 3, 2012 at 16:39

    I love the view!!! Cheers Nonoy Manga

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 3, 2012 at 16:39

      Thank you! You will certainly love it too if you are there!

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  2. Madelaine

    July 4, 2012 at 01:16

    This looks like the most perfect place! Lucky you!

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  3. Barbara Rodgers

    July 4, 2012 at 01:53

    I’ve never seen a man-made pool at the beach, either, but it sounds like a good idea. Very nice photo – so many shades of blue in the water…

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 4, 2012 at 09:00

      Yes yes! I have never seen one man made pool on the beach either! It is really cool!

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  4. Nader Nazemi

    July 5, 2012 at 03:23

    Nice View.

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  5. Marianne

    July 5, 2012 at 15:32

    How wonderful to see this pool! We walked from Bondi Beach along the coastal path, past Coogee and the pool, a couple of years ago. IΒ΄m sure you have done the walk already!

    Lovely photo – youΒ΄ve captured it beautifully. Well done, Alex.

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 5, 2012 at 21:45

      Thank you! Hehe! It was cold at that time so I skipped the coastal walk. But both beaches are just so beautiful!

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  6. sutira

    July 5, 2012 at 23:05

    I love the pool within the ocean. You make me crave for a beach vacation now!

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 5, 2012 at 23:16

      Yea! The beach is just so inviting right? I’m never tired of beach vacation!

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  7. Gracie

    July 6, 2012 at 00:03

    Looks like a really wonderful place for a vacation.

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 6, 2012 at 09:06

      Exactly! But during that time I was there, the weather was cold. I bet summer is the best time for vacation there!

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  8. ladyfi

    July 6, 2012 at 17:16

    It looks so lovely and peaceful.

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 6, 2012 at 17:16

      Thank you! Feel free to follow my blog! Your blog is awesome!

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  9. Choc Chip Uru

    July 7, 2012 at 02:48

    I love coogee beach, though as a child I used to call it cookie beach πŸ˜€
    Gorgeous shot!

    Cheers
    CCU

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 7, 2012 at 23:30

      Thanks you! Ya! I only knew from the internet that this is a famous beach too!

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  10. Mondrak

    July 8, 2012 at 23:40

    The colour of the sea there is amazing.

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  11. AlohaKarina

    July 9, 2012 at 10:01

    Wow, lovely photo! I look forward to looking through your blog! Thanks for inviting me over! πŸ™‚

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  12. MulledThoughtsandCider

    July 9, 2012 at 10:13

    Great lighting! You have a real eye for photography. All your photos are wonderful.

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  13. Rachael

    July 9, 2012 at 16:26

    Nice shot. The light is nice, not too harsh. Great colours too.

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 9, 2012 at 16:32

      You are welcome! Thanks for dropping by!

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  14. Arindam

    July 9, 2012 at 17:33

    Alex, you are staying at a really beautiful place. And the picture you took was simply awesome. πŸ™‚

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 9, 2012 at 17:35

      Thank you so much! I’m glad that you like my photo!

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  15. Print-Sense Photography & Design

    July 9, 2012 at 20:36

    Beautiful! This is certainly a place I would love to visit!

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 9, 2012 at 23:25

      Thank you! Yes exactly but it must be during summer to visit that gorgeous place!~

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  16. Kendra Canty

    July 10, 2012 at 01:04

    Breathtaking!

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  17. Robyn G

    July 10, 2012 at 09:54

    Enjoying your Aussie shots Alex and looking forward to reading lots more of your blog πŸ™‚

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  18. Mydailycreativesarah

    July 10, 2012 at 12:57

    Beautiful photos!!!

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 10, 2012 at 12:57

      Thank you very for dropping by! πŸ™‚

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  19. Niranjan

    July 10, 2012 at 14:47

    You have a wonderful and colourful travel blog. Keep travelling.

    http://rajniranjandas.blogspot.in

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  20. VIPbaby

    July 10, 2012 at 16:17

    we love coogee beach!

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  21. Debra Kolkka

    July 10, 2012 at 17:21

    Love Coogee!

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 10, 2012 at 17:24

      Me too! πŸ™‚ Thanks for commenting!!!

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  22. therawedit

    July 10, 2012 at 18:02

    Great place was a bit rougher last time I was there

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  23. Eric Kong

    July 11, 2012 at 11:39

    Somemore la!

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  24. kapoorshubh

    July 11, 2012 at 13:29

    Awesome place.I would love to see it! BTW this pic goes as my wallpaper.Thanks for sharing!

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 11, 2012 at 14:13

      Thank you so much! It is my pleasure for my photo to be your wallpaper! Cheers!

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  25. Kris Kennedy

    July 11, 2012 at 20:54

    Magazie perfect photo. Awesome shot – I bet it is a cool place too

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 11, 2012 at 20:55

      Yes it is a cool place to be! Thanks!!

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  26. Sandra

    July 11, 2012 at 20:58

    Thanks πŸ™‚
    Now I follow you and your interesting blog.

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  27. macrocritters

    July 11, 2012 at 21:53

    Beautiful picture!

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  28. She's a Maineiac

    July 12, 2012 at 00:05

    What a gorgeous place and fantastic photo!

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  29. karinaheneghan

    July 12, 2012 at 02:15

    Awesome shot Alex!! So clear and sharp! LOVE IT! πŸ™‚

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  30. underthefullmoonvan

    July 12, 2012 at 09:32

    Hi Alex,
    Thank you for stopping by my site and now I could find yours – Great. You’re visiting my much loved country and the city….Photos look so familiar and am envious. Enjoy your stay, I’m sure you’d love to come back soon as Australia has a magnetic power!! πŸ™‚

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 12, 2012 at 09:33

      I will go back to Australia one day again! I haven’t really explore the place yet! Thanks for dropping by my blog! Cheers!

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  31. nomilknocry

    July 12, 2012 at 14:38

    pretty sharp, Al…
    kudos…

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 12, 2012 at 14:43

      Thank you! This photo is with minimum editing using photoshop!

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      • nomilknocry

        July 12, 2012 at 15:12

        you dont need PS when you have great gear like your camera… πŸ˜‰

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      • Alex Khoo

        July 12, 2012 at 15:13

        Thank you so much! Your comment is so true!

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  32. steviegill

    July 12, 2012 at 19:21

    Coogee Beach is nice, I visited a friend who lives there on a recent trip to Australia

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 12, 2012 at 19:28

      Yes and it is one of the famous beach there!

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  33. steviegill

    July 12, 2012 at 19:21

    Oh and nice shot

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  34. Rich Green

    July 13, 2012 at 01:21

    Gorgeous!

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  35. amy@afternoonpopcornsnack

    July 13, 2012 at 20:47

    This looks like the place to be! I love how the pool blends in to the natural surroundings. What a neat place to be! Lucky you!

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 15, 2012 at 00:49

      Thank you very much! Yes! The man made pool blend in very well and provides real good calm water to swim in and yet its sea water!

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  36. Ron Scubadiver

    July 15, 2012 at 21:39

    My son lived in Coogee for a semester while he was an exchange student at UNSW. Lovely place.

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 15, 2012 at 21:51

      My sentiment exactly! A lovely place!!

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  37. bwbears

    July 20, 2012 at 10:23

    I’ve never been to Coogee beach but it looks really nice! Cheers

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 20, 2012 at 10:23

      It sure looks very nice! It is one of the famous beach there! Cheers!

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  38. mehmudah

    July 23, 2012 at 11:56

    Very unique idea. Loving your blog by the way!

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 23, 2012 at 13:52

      Thank you~!! Feel free to follow my blog too!

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  39. alangent

    July 24, 2012 at 00:08

    Great photo Alex, the cropping works and really focuses in

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  40. travelsonasmallisland

    July 29, 2012 at 08:54

    Great shot. It really takes me back as I used to live just around the corner from here!

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    • Alex Khoo

      July 29, 2012 at 19:32

      Oh that’s nice! I love Coogee beach, it is so beautiful! Thanks for your comment!

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  41. Nandini

    August 11, 2012 at 21:47

    Beautiful shot! πŸ™‚

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  42. Ron Kline

    October 9, 2012 at 02:37

    Alex, thanks for visiting my photo blog (ronkline.wordpress.com). I find your blog quite interesting. Ron

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    • Alex Khoo

      October 9, 2012 at 09:00

      Thank you for stopping my blog too!

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