Bondi Beach, Sydney

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Part of the Australian National Heritage List and one of the world's iconic stretches of sand, Bondi Beach is a must-see while in Sydney. About 1 km (0.6 mi) long and as wide as a football field is long, the golden sand and green parkland behind it provide ideal lounging space. If you plan to swim, head to the northern end; a rip-current on the southern end makes swimming hazardous but provides excellent surfing waves. If you visit during the summer, you might see whales and dolphins migrating from Antarctica to Australia's warm waters. Using our online itinerary creator, Sydney attractions like Bondi Beach can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • My daughters and I returned to Bondi beach the day after their surfing lessons to swim and enjoy the sun and sand. There was plenty of room on the beach on this Friday in late March and the weather an...  more »
  • I had been wanted that bondi was packed and a bit tacky. However I was there in winter and I had the whole place to myself! Was beautiful and easy to get to on the hop on hop off bus. Get the app for ...  more »
  • This is where I want to retire to, what a fantastic place the sand the sea and the surf all amazing.  more »
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  • Pros: - A beautiful beach. - Clean and family friendly. - Lifeguards are on point. - Good waves when in season. - A decent selection of pubs around the strip. Cons: - Another beach. - Don't really see what the fuss is all about.
  • Perfect for locals, surfers, and tourists alike! This is hands down the best beach in Sydney and is a great place to visit any time of year. Surfers will love the waves off of the ocean, tanners will love the sands, tourists will love the views. There really is something for everyone. There is also a public pool located off the beach which is perfect for days when you don't feel like going into the ocean. There are cafes and other various dining options as well. A must do while in Sydney.
  • Bronzed bodies, blond sand, backpackers, and surf - throw it all together and you get one of the world's most famous beaches. Only 15 minutes by car from the city center, Bondi Beach is home to one of the oldest surf life saving clubs in the world. It's also a great spot for a seaside stroll or picnic, and crowds of tourists and locals gather here to celebrate Christmas and ring in the New Year. A great way to soak up the sea views is to stroll along the scenic Bondi to Bronte coastal walk, which begins at the southern end of the beach and follows the coastline for six kilometers along sandstone cliffs. Shops, cafes, and restaurants lie across the street from this famous coastal strip. Other attractions around the beach include the Sunday markets, ocean pool, and skate park. Take care when swimming at Bondi. Strong rip tides often sweep unsuspecting swimmers out to sea, especially at the southern end of this kilometer-long strand, so swimmers should stay between the flags. There's a reason the Aussies made a reality TV show called Bondi Rescue.
  • A beautiful, clean and peaceful beach. Surfers paradise, good restaurants nearby beach and also parks close to beach are good. Nice one day family outing place.
  • This beach is freaking awesome. I can’t even forget this place. Clean and beautiful. We can surf here, play beach volleyball, chill and relax, playing ball, getting tan, enjoy the wind blowing through your face. It’s crowded since it’s very famous. But we still able to find peace laying on the sand.
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