Bondi, Sydney

Bondi is a seaside suburb in Sydney. It is 7 Kilometres from Sydney CBD. Bondi is a great beach area with a feel and vibe. Bondi has something for everyone, from swimming, surfing and sunbathing to a spectacular coastal walk and delicious. We walked around the area and did the cliff walk to Bronte. Bondi itself is exactly what we expected, quite touristy, lots of people surfing and just chilling out on the beach. It is gorgeous, large, Pacific beach which is accessible via a quick, cheap public transport ride from central Sydney or short drive.

We had lunch at the esplanade and drink at the famous Bondi Icebergs, which offers beautiful view. There are some wonderful eateries, plenty for everyone to do, for singles, families with kids and friends to hang out. Its a true ‘play-haven’. The beach is always full of people and watching the hundreds of surfers riding the waves is amazing. The beach is immaculately clean and a wonderful walk from end to end.

It still remains a thirties snapshot with plenty of modern architecture like the Swiss Grand Hotel. Some of the activities that we enjoyed were swim between the flags or in the Bondi Icebergs pool, exploring the back streets like Gould and Hall Streets, coffee at North Bondi Cafes or Bondi to Bronte walk.

Bondi to Coogee is great walk. One of the most scenic walks in Australia. We did only Bondi to Bronte because the kids started to get tired and we all enjoyed it. It is around 2.3 kilometres one way. This Walk is so easy and a wonderful way to see several of the main beaches of Eastern Sydney. Most people, maps or visitors information will be able to tell you how to find the path, it is not hard. Always remember that you can do as little or as much as you want. It is easy to get to and from the main beaches.

There are some steep steps but anyone of moderate fitness should be able to walk some or the entire walk. There is very little shade, so make sure you wear a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses. Every age group would love this walk and you can go at your own pace, fast or slow, with family, friends, dogs or kids. Take water with you to drink as there are some drinking fountains but they are far apart. Pick your day, try to avoid weekends or public holidays as that is when the locals like to walk/jog the path and it can get crowded. Also, I would choose a sunny day so that your photos will have great ocean colour as well as sky. Also take a little money with you, as there are many cafes to buy drinks, lunch or ice cream for the kids.

This is a truly beautiful walk. The sea is so beautiful and its sheer power can really be appreciated as you walk along. One important tip to make sure you start it early in the day as it gets very hot and is easy to burn. No trip to Sydney is complete without this Eastern Beaches coastal walk.

Bondi has white sands, curling waves and sandstone cliffs; this each is Australia’s most famous beach and a world icon.

 

Bronte Beach

Bronte has it all, a great place for the family, there is a train for the kiddies, sun sheds to keep out of the heat and beautiful rock pools to cool off. It is a great spot for families to picnic and BBQ for the day.The place is like an oasis in the eastern suburbs stuck between the more favoured Bondi and Coogee beaches but very relaxed, uncrowded and having something of a unique atmosphere. The beach is clean, but you need to be a good swimmer as it is often quite rough. Great for families and I think one of the nicest beaches in Sydney, wife and kids loved it.

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