Less famous than Bondi and not as touristy as nearby Coogee, the Maroubra district extends over an enchanted bay, surrounded by windswept dunes, wild bushes, and rocky cliffs.In 2006 it became the second Australian beach to be named a National Surfing Reserve, an acknowledgment that reflects the name of this place: Maroubra in Aboriginal language means “good thunder“, referring to the sound of the waves crashing on the shore. The 1 km curved strip of white sand is nicknamed The Bra and is famous for consistent waves. Families also enjoy clean water, picnic areas, playground for children, and natural pools. Cafes, restaurants, and shops dot the Marine Parade.
Maroubra Beach Sydney

Maroubra Beach Sydney

Things to do in Maroubra

Even though the life in Maroubra is strictly connected to the beach and the time is marked by the rhythm of the waves, the neighbourhood offers more than that.Malabar Headland National Park’s Western Escarpment trail starts towards the southern end of the beach. It’s a short track through unspoiled bushland and sandstone rock platforms that will surprise you with wonderful views of rugged coastline and deep blue ocean.Jack Vanny Reserve is on the northern headland of Maroubra Beach and here you can follow a trail that leads you to Mahon Pool, a popular rock pool in a spectacular setting.
Maroubra Sydney

Maroubra Sydney

Eat and drink in Maroubra

Stroll along Marine Parade you can find many dining options. For a historical setting, choose the Bay Hotel and Diner, a pub built in the 1920s. The Pavilion Beachfront offers a good breakfast and lunch menu with views on the beach. For an Asian fare, we suggest you Cozy Thai.
Cozi Thai at Maroubra

Cozi Thai at Maroubra

How to get there

You can reach Maroubra with a bus from Circular Quay (lines 317, 353, 376, 377, 395 and 396) which take you to Maroubra beach in about 45 minutes. Otherwise, the X96 express bus takes you from Elizabeth St station, opposite Bathurst St, to Maroubra beach in 35 minutes.