Clovelly is a relaxed beachside suburb in south-east Sydney, 8km from the CBD. It is in the local government area of the City of Randwick, part of the Eastern Suburbs region.
Clovelly is mainly residential, with many homes taking advatnage of the coastal views. Clovelly Beach is popular with swimmers and snorkelers. Clovelly Bay is home to one of the first surf lifesaving clubs in the world, Clovelly Surf Life Saving Club. Clovelly is surrounded by Bronte, Randwick and Coogee.
The Clovelly Baths, part of the promenade, are heritage listed. They include a 25m concrete pool with marked swimming lanes. In summer Clovelly Beach is a centre of community activity, patrolled by council lifeguards on weekdays and surf club members weekends and public holidays. In winter, rugby league and rugby union are popular sports.
There is a small shopping precinct based around Clovelly Road, a beachside hotel, RSL and bowling club with coastal views. Shops and cafes are along almost the entire length of Clovelly Road.
There are regular bus services to the city.
Schools include Clovelly Public School and St Anthony's Catholic primary school.