Coogee Beach is relatively well protected through its formation as a bay. The surrounding coastline is mostly cliffs, decreasing in height down to the beach in the western part of the bay. The bay is sheltered from the roughest seas by Wedding Cake Island, a rocky reef about 800m off the southern headland. At the northern end of the beach are stairs leading from Dolphin Point down to the old Giles baths. This is now an open rock pool carved out of the surrounding rocks. This area is now known as ”Dolphin Point” in memory of Australian victims of the 2002 Bali bombing, among them a number of residents of Coogee and six members of the Coogee Dolphins rugby league team. A short walk further to the north is Gordons Bay, which is a popular location for snorkeling. At the southern end of the beach is the Ross Jones Memorial Pool just below the Coogee Surf Life Saving Club. Further south is the women’s baths and Wylies baths. Coogee Beach offers shady park lands, free BBQ facilities, public amenities and a great food and entertainment district along Coogee Bay Road and surrounding Streets.