The 50-Metre-Long Rainbow Footpath At Coogee Beach Is Here To Stay

By Jessica Best

rainbow path at coogee beach

Sydney is no stranger to a rainbow footpath. In 2013, the City of Sydney installed a rainbow crossing at Taylor Square to coincide with Mardi Gras and, in 2019, the colourful crossing was reinstated permanently just down the road from the original.

Last year, a 90-metre rainbow path took its forever home at Prince Alfred Park. Now, Coogee's much-loved rainbow pathway, painted temporarily on the steps of the beach prior to this year's Mardi Gras, will take permanent residency as Randwick Councillors voted unanimously to keep the art installation as a celebration of diversity and inclusivity.

The footpath stretches over 50-metres and follows the existing shape of the beach’s brick promenade leading down towards the sand. It also spans 4.2 metres wide. 

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Image credit: Randwick City Council

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