Clovelly Life Saving Club was founded in 1906 as the Little Coogee Swimming & Life Saving Club. It has a proud history of Life saving and Competition achievements. Our past members have achieved recognition through great rescue deeds and representation in Olympic events.
Today, Clovelly is a Club supported by the community, families and individuals. Our Life Savers support safety to public and respond to community needs. Members of the Club ensure Life Saving needs are maintained on the surrounding coastal areas. Clovelly responsibilities include Clovelly Bay, Gordons Bay and coastal areas up to Bronte.
Clovelly beach is one of the smallest and most unusual beaches in Sydney, living up to its narrow, winding namesake on the north coast of Devon. The beach itself is 70m long, backed by 100m of bare sand and edged by a walking path. However the entire beach is locked between two rocky ridges that extend like two arms for 300m seaward of the shoreline, and almost meet at their seaward end. The end result is an almost landlocked beach. What little wave energy gets into the bay eventually laps up against what is the lowest energy and safest patrolled beach in Sydney. Clovelly Beach has essentially no waves and consequently no rips. The beach is safe and if you can swim, the bay is also safe, so long as you don’t venture near the entrance.
Clovelly Beach has a Surf Life Saving Safety Rating of 2 (1-safest, 10-least safe).
Clovelly Life Saving Clubs values are family orientated fostering the junior ranks into the senior Club, prevention and safety to community members and to ensure the highest standards of life saving are achieved for our area.
The Club fosters a number of other Clubs that come under the banner, these are the: