In recent years, trips to Sydney have pretty much become an annual thing so I don’t know why it’s been 7 years since I last visited Bondi Beach – particularly since it’s so close to the city centre! I’m glad that after my visit here last month, it mostly remains the same if not even better than how I remembered. The pristine beach, laid-back atmosphere, big waves and clear turquoise waters are just a few of the things that collectively makes Bondi one of the best beaches in Australia. And, the people. I love the crowds here – locals, tourists, young and old; the lifesaver training, spotting the dozens of sandcastles being built.. I could go on. There’s a lot of positive energy in a place like this and it’s certainly infectious!
There is a beauty in visiting an untouched, private beach however once in a while, it’s a great feeling spending time at a place like Bondi Beach.
Places to visit
Open every Sunday and sells items including locally made clothing, jewellery and artwork. For more details, visit the link below.
Bondi Icebergs (First picture)
Even if you aren’t here for a swim, you need to squeeze in a visit to Bondi Icebergs for the million dollar views alone – it’s absolutely phenomenal, especially at sunset and high tide. There building also includes a restaurant (they serve brunch!) and bar too.
The Bucket List (Last picture)
Located just at the back shore of Bondi Beach, this is a perfect spot to soak in the Bondi atmosphere and watch the crowds pass by. It can get pretty hectic but there is a lot of seating available so it shouldn’t be hard securing a table. If you spot a table with a few empty seats, don’t hesitate to ask if you can share the table, most people would happily oblige. The menu is quite extensive, with a great range of cocktails, beers and a food menu featuring some pretty decent seafood options – such as fish tacos and lobster rolls.
How to get there
Taxi: 15 minutes from the city
Bus: 45 minutes from the city. Take the 380 or 333 from Circular Quay, Alfred St Close to Ferry Wharf Number 2
Train: From Central Station, Take the train towards Bondi Junction (Platform 24). Change at Bondi Junction for a 380, 381, 382 or 333 bus to Bondi Beach