People love snorkelling or swimming and it is very safe to do. There lives a legendary huge grouper (a fish) , whenever I spot him I feel lucky.
At the end of the rock pool , the sand beach stretches for families and kids. Clovelly beach is next to Bronte beach and it is never over crowded.
This area has still so many good old style houses, yes houses with a garden, not forts with concrete walls.