|Ready to snorkel|
Until 1913 Clovelly was known as Little Coogee. It was named for a local estate of that name, which was named for the village of Clovelly on the north Devon coast.
A tram line was completed to the suburb by 1913. What a pity it no longer exists, as traffic is very heavy. The line closed in 1957.
The concrete foreshores were constructed during the Great Depression as part of a work scheme.
Clare Dennis (1916-1971) was a breaststroke gold medallist at the 1932 Olympics. She grew up in Clovelly and learned to swim in this bay. There should be a pool named after her, as there are for other Australian Olympic gold medallists (eg Ian Thorpe, Andrew Boy Charlton, Bev Whitfield, Dawn Fraser, Murray Rose, Michael Wenden, Fanny Durack)
|Approaching from the north, looking over the long narrow inlet of Clovelly towards Coogee and the headland at Maroubra|
|The surf rescue boat at the entrance to the bay is a good marker to swim around when doing laps|
|The first surf life saving club was formed in 1907.|
|Looking back towards the beach|
|The concreted edges and apron of the bay are the closest we have to a European style lido|
|Dog waiting eagerly for its human/s to return. No dogs allowed below|
|The yummy mummies have arrived|
|And a pool|
|Nearby, the bowling greens with the best view in Sydney. Looking north towards Bondi|
|And the cemetery with the best location in Sydney|
|Clovelly Bay before concreting|
|Clare Dennis in the lead at Los Angeles Olympics 1932|
|Clovelly swimmer Clare Dennis (middle in swimsuit) with team-mates Bonnie Mealing to her left and Frances Bult to right, Chaperone, and sprinters Eileen Wearne (Aus) and Thelma Kench (NZ) at 1932 Olympics.|