Bondi Beach

  • Bondi Beach NSW

About Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach is a unique surf beach in the middle of a thriving city and is a hot spot for trendsetters, tourists and beachgoers.

It is famous for its huge expanse of golden beach with Ben Buckler Headland to the north and the Bondi Icebergs to the south.

When visiting Bondi you will often run into the ‘Boys in Blue’ who are the professional lifeguards on duty and stars of the iconic reality TV show, Bondi Rescue.

It is also a mecca of swimmers and has a long history of ocean swimming, ranging back over 40 years when one of the classic ocean swims on the calendar was founded – the Cole Classic, before it later moved to its new home Manly in 2005.

Bondi is home to many social ocean swimming groups including the largest of them all, the Bondi Salties, and the only licensed Winter Swimming Club in the world and one of Australia’s oldest, the Bondi Icebergs. Starting back in 1929, the club has grown from a few lifesavers to over 1400 members. The Icebergs clubhouse has become a famed spot to look over Bondi Beach while enjoying a bite to eat and sipping on a glass of wine.

Overall, Bondi Beach is a bustling beach full of a range of characters, including electric surfers, surf lifesavers and swimmers.

If you haven’t visited Bondi Beach it should be added to your must-see list next time you are in the Sydney area.

How To Get There

Bondi Beach is well-serviced on the public bus routes with 380, 381 and 333 heading from the city, through Bondi Junction, to Bondi Beach. Bus 389 also comes to Bondi, but you’ll need to get off on Hall Street or at the North Bondi terminal and walk.

If you are driving to Bondi Beach, there is paid parking in the streets and in the beach car park. You can find free parking, but you will need to head inland.

While You're There

There are plenty of things to do in and around Bondi Beach post-swim, with the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk being at the top of many people’s lists. This walk takes you on a 6km picturesque track that is carved into sandstone cliffs and offers uninterrupted views of the ocean the whole time.

Along the way, you will pass Tamarama and Bronte Beach, before finishing at the beautiful Coogee Beach. If you are walking from May to November, you might be lucky enough to spot whales on their annual migration.

Bondi is also famous for their beachside markets, with the Bondi Markets running on Sundays and the Bondi Farmers Markets on Saturdays.

Bondi is a mecca of cafes and restaurants, always buzzing with foodies. At North Bondi, Speedos is a trendy cafe which boasts spectacular breakfast and water views. Porch and Parlour, Harry’s Bondi, Brown Sugar and Glory Days, and the Promenade which is located in the Pavilion, are also popular coffee and breakfast hot spots.

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