Bondi Beach, a famous Beach for its glistening ocean, pristine sands, reliable surf, and seaside spirit. It’s laid back coastal lifestyle, cafe culture, boutique shops, and a thriving, eclectic community are equally enticing. Come and enjoy the Australian culture and surf lifestyle of this vibrant seaside community!The beautiful sandy beach is perfect for travel snaps or selfies at any time of the year. Just 8km from the city center.
The beach :
Bondi Beach is world-renowned. Even if you haven’t been, chances are you’ve heard of it and once you see it, you’ll realize why it deserves its reputation. The curved expanse of soft, white sand, the crashing waves, and sandstone cliffs all combine to create a spectacular seaside suburb.
Swim, surf on the grassy knoll :
Bondi wakes with the sunrise as swimmers, surfers, and photographers all head for the beach. Surfers stick to the southern end and Let’s Go Surfing offers professional surfers. Take a dip and enjoy Sydney’s most famous pool, which has been a Bondi landmark for more than 100 years. Bondi Icebergs is open to the public each day apart from Thursday when it is closed for cleaning.
Water babies should also make a beeline for this picturesque ocean pool at the southern end of Bondi Beach. There’s also a 200-seat bistro overlooking the pool that boasts vistas to die for.
Things to do :
At the southern end of the beach on the rocky headland is the iconic Bondi Icebergs, one of Australia’s oldest swimming clubs, it gets its name from diving in the middle of winter when the water is arctic-cold. The 50-meter pool and wading pool for kids are open to the public. Visitors are also welcome at the bar and bistro.
Between May and November spot whales during their annual migration from one of the spectacular vantage points along the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk, a 6km trail that links four beaches.
A year-round events calendar highlights the festivals, activities, and attractions that are held in Bondi throughout the year, including the Festival of the Winds which is a kite festival on the beach, the Bondi Beach Latin American Festival and Flickerfest, a short film festival at Bondi Pavilion.
This heritage-listed icon of the neighborhood was slated for redevelopment but people power has ensured a more modest makeover to the grand old building in the near future. As it stands, the Bondi Pavilion houses a permanent art gallery, theatre, and cafe, and also hosts a number of community gatherings and annual events such as the mega-popular outdoor cinema each summer.
Bondi markets :
Each Saturday, Bondi locals make the weekly farmers market their first port of call. Head down early to get the best selection of local produce, or nab a spot on the grass and get your hands on delicious dishes from around the world. You’ll have the chance to meet the producers and pick up all sorts of locally made gifts such as olive oils, honey, jams, herbs, and spices. On Sundays, you can also visit the Bondi Markets to peruse the wares created by local designers and producers. From skin care to fashion, you’ll find gifts to take home to family and friends, or treats for yourself.
Filling the grounds of the Bondi Beach Public School every Saturday and Sunday, these buzzing markets sell everything from flowers and organic produce to second-hand clothes and artisanal arts and crafts. Perfect place to find a souvenir!
Gertrude and Alice :
There’s much more to Bondi Beach than just the sand – the books and coffee are pretty good, too. Named after literary legends Gertrude Stein and Alice B Toklas, Gertrude and Alice are one of Sydney’s favorite bookshops.