Bondi beach is just one spectacular beach over in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, and if you were wanting to do a little beach-hopping, there is actually a beautiful coastal walk to take advantage of. The walk I did yesterday was called the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk, which goes a total of 4 kilometers each way if you go all the way from Ben Buckler Point to the Waverly Cemetery. However, Bondi Beach to Bronte Beach is less, maybe around the 2.5 km point. This took us around 1 hour at a leisurely pace in each direction.
The Bondi to Bronte walk (or Bondi to Coogee if you have the time and energy) is one of the must-do activities in Sydney. It’ll give you a bit of exercise, a bit of sun, a bit of an ocean breeze and access to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Here is a pictorial tour of the walk:
At Bondi Beach, just head to the right of the beach to reach the walking trail. It’s fairly easy to find since it is a coastal walk.
The Bondi Icebergs club is a pretty classy joint. You’ll pass here on your way to the start point. Or, you can drop in for some drinks and grub, and maybe even a swim in their awesome ocean pool.
“This is one of the most popular walks in Sydney.” I can completely understand why, and I honestly don’t think this sign even needs to say that for people to want to do it. The surrounding views speak for themselves.
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And so it begins, at least the shorter version that I took advantage of yesterday. It was mighty hot, so I’m glad we didn’t do further!
You’ll come face to face with some unique rock structures that have been shaped by the coastal winds and ocean waters over the years.
The magnificent Bondi Beach getting further in the distance as you round the corner heading to the beaches further south.
My boyfriend couldn’t take his eyes off all the fishermen along the way. We didn’t see any catch any fish, but he really wished he was down there with them.
The sight of Tamarama Beach is breath-taking to say the least. The beach itself seems so quaint and secluded.
Well, secluded in the sense that it’s not as packed as Bondi Beach. And, there are the rock cliffs around the sides that give beach goers another place to hang out.
Finally, you reach Bronte Beach, the last stop on the Bondi to Bronte walk (but perhaps just halfway on your trip if you are walking back). There are parks, toilets, showers and snack bars to take advantage of before heading along.
Tips for the Walk:
- Wear sunscreen, and lots of it.
- Wear a hat and protective clothing, including sunglasses and something long-sleeved.
- Bring a beverage to stay hydrated.
- Allow ample parking (if you drive) time if you plan to stop off for a swim or relax at the park benches.
- Bring a camera since there are some awesome photo opportunities.
- Wear comfortable walking shoes.
- Avoid mid-day when the sun is the strongest.
The Bondi to Bronte Fitness Trail:
You’ll see countless people using the walk for a more intense work-out. Joggers love it, and some even take advantage of the stop-off exercise equipment for extra crunches, pull-ups and step-ups. Each stop-off has a different focus, and although basic and wooden, they do seem quite popular.
Getting to Bondi Beach:
You can get to Bondi Beach by public transport, namely direct via bus from Sydney city. If you take a train, you can only go as far as Bondi Junction, which is where you’ll have to switch to a bus. If you drive, there are metered parking spots surrounding the beach, but you’ll have to pay for those. In the off-season, this runs for $2.60/hr during the week and $5.20/hr on the weekends. During the summer season, which is now, you’ll pay $5.20/hr any day of the week.
Have you done the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk before? If so, did you like it, or love it?!