Bondi Beach Australia, Why is it so appealing?

Many consider Bondi Beach Australia as the most famous of the Australian beaches.

And with the country a huge island there are plenty of sand strips along the shores. So why is Bondi the most famous?

bondi beach australia panoramic views

We think that it depends on who you ask:

  • If you ask the tourists, then Bondi Beach Australia is clearly the winner. There are so many tourist attractions in Sydney. This means when you are there for a short time only, probably Sydney beaches come last.
    And if you really want to go to the ocean, then Bondi and Manly are easier to reach. The former because it is close to the city, the latter because Sydney ferries take you there, on a lovely trip.
    But Bondi seems to be trendier than Manly.
  • If you ask the young, single people, Bondi is the place to hang around. Because everyone else is there, enjoying the sun, surf and all the cool stuff that comes with a vibrant place full of entertainment, restaurants, cafes and backpacker hostels.
  • Ask the fitness aficionados and they'll tell you that Bondi fits the bill perfectly. It has the surfing waves, the sand and the coastal walk, excellent for jogging. All in one, what can be better?
  • Then ask families with kids and probably they will say that many other beaches in Sydney are much better than Bondi, even if it has its own kids friendly pool.
  • Or ask the busy worker in need for a serene, relaxing place to de-stress and they'll probably get you to visit the more secluded Sydney beaches.

Bondi Beach Australia Facts

  • The beach is about 1 km long and 50 to 100 metres wide, among the widest of the beaches in Sydney, if not the widest.
  • It faces south, while most other Sydney beaches face east.
  • Professional lifeguards patrol it every day and volunteer lifesavers are there too during weekends and public holidays.
  • It is protected by two headlands that form a nice cove.
  • Like many other Sydney beaches it has shark nets which are about 150 metres away in the ocean and go about 6 - 8 metres deep.
  • It is quite close to the city, just about 7 km.

Bondi Beach Australia - How to Get There

Well...take the plane. But if you are in Sydney public transport is the best option.

Don't go by car, because parking is costly, hard to find and you cannot park for more than 2 hours. After that you have to move the car to another spot.

There's always the option to insert more coins or the credit card again but we haven't tried it, so don't know how that works.

The Council must have a reason for not allowing you to secure a parking place for longer. If you know that reason, we'd love to hear from you. Click here or on Your Stories button on the left menu, scroll down on the pages that comes up and let us know why.

So the Sydney public transport is the answer if you want to avoid searching for a new parking spot every two hours.

Take the train to Bondi Junction - it is a 10 minutes trip from the City and then take a bus to continue on another 2 km trip to the beach.

You could also use just one transport - take the bus from Circular Quay for a 45 - 50 minutes ride to the beach. Or the double decker, hop on hop off, Bondi Explorer if you want to visit more of the Sydney attractions in one day on a single ticket.

bondi beach australia coastal walk Scenic walk - South Bondi to Bronte

Bondi Beach Australia - Coastal Walks

Walk along the coast from Bondi to Bronte or further south to Clovelly, Coogee or Maroubra beaches.

bondi beach australia - tamarama park Walk to Tamarama Park

You don't need to be extra fit to do the walks, there are some steps to climb but it should be reasonably easy for most people.

And the views are absolutely spectacular.

The Bondi to Bronte is about 3 km and goes past the fashionable Tamarama beach.

bondi beach australia - coastal walk 2

You can stop for a picnic or barbeque in one of the parks or get to the beach and take a swim in the ocean or one of the pools.

Every November, the Bondi to Tamarama walk is home to the outdoor "Sculpture by the Sea" exhibition.

bondi beach australia - sculptures by the sea 1 Sculptures by the Sea

Go there and admire many works of contemporary international and Australian artists. We have photographed two of the works here.

bondi beach australia - sculptures by the sea

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