Though Bondi is less than ten kilometres from the CBD, it feels a world apart from the hustle and bustle of city life. Deep, clear waters combine with golden sand and rocky coves and outcrops to create some truly spectacular and iconic coastal scenery.
Visitors love the world-famous Bondi Beach with its fabulous surf, wading pool, playgrounds and nearby shops, cafés and restaurants. The southern end is popular with experienced surfers, while the northern end is gentler and more child-friendly. Be sure to follow the instructions of lifeguards and always swim between the flags!
If it’s not beach weather, you can shop for art, pick up some local designer fashion or homewares, or simply sit back with a coffee and watch some of Sydney’s most beautiful people going about their day.
On Bondi’s southern side, you’ll find Tamarama. Referred to by locals as ‘glamarama’, this small and tranquil beach oozes sophistication. While the beach itself can be quite rough and prone to strong currents, there is a fantastic café, playground and BBQ area that’s perfect for families – and it’s a great pit-stop if you’re doing the Coastal Walk.
Further on from Tamarama, you’ll find the laid-back and very family-friendly Bronte Beach, with its great views, generous parkland, and bustling café strip. Bronte also has a great kids’ playground and a miniature train service that runs on weekends in the summer months.
Please note that smoking and drinking alcohol is banned on all Sydney beaches.
Image Credit (slide 2): Tourism Australia