Beach lifestyle at Bondi Beach

Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach has something for everyone: surf and sand, glitzy bars and cafes, a farmers market, boutique street stalls, scenic running tracks and accommodation to suit a range of budgets.

  • Bondi Beach, Sydney
  • Bondi Beach, Sydney

About Bondi

Located just 8km from the CBD, Bondi is one of the city’s busiest beaches. It’s also the setting for more postcards and travel snaps than perhaps any other destination in Australia.

Experience Bondi’s carefree, sun-drenched lifestyle with a walk along the main promenade and up to Bondi’s northern headland where you may even spot a minke whale during the migration season between May - November.

Hall Street is home to Bondi’s new dining precinct, with favourites like Gelato Messina and Bills taking pride of place on the footpath. Beachfront dining is best experienced at Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, although there are several casual outdoor cafes and fish shops available directly opposite the beach.

Bondi Icebergs Club, Sydney

Popular Bondi pubs such as the vibrant Beach Road Hotel and the prominent Bondi Hotel offer relaxed atmospheres where you can meet travellers from almost anywhere and sample the best Australian beer available, while more upmarket wine bars such as Ravesi's cater to Bondi's glamourous side.

With a temperate climate, locals and visitors surf and swim year-round, and swimmers often plunge into the popular ocean baths as soon as the sun comes up. Surfers can be spotted paddling through the waves each morning and several surf schools operate along the beach, such as Let's Go Surfing

Sculpture by the Sea is the world's largest annual free-to-public outdoor sculpture exhibition and is located along the popular Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk during October - November, featuring over 100 sculptures by local and international artists.

  • Bondi Beach


    One of Australia’s best-known icons of popular culture, Bondi Beach is home to clean white sand, clear water, and a popular lifesaving squad made famous by the Bondi Rescue TV show. Surfers and sunbathers share the space and there’s a children’s wading pool at the north end for families.Surfers of all skill levels meet on the waves. 

  • Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk

    Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk

    The Bondi to Coogee walk is a clifftop coastal path that extends for 6km through Bondi, Tamarama, Bronte and Clovelly beaches. It’s a medium grade walk with plenty of cafes and picnic areas to rest at along the way. The walk also offers unobstructed views of Sydney’s incredible coastline - you might even spot a whale or two!

  • Swell Cafe, Bronte

    Food & Wine

    From fish and chips on the beach to beachside dining, Bondi is home to some of the best bars and restaurants Sydney has to offer. There’s a range of much-loved drinking spots, award-winning gelaterias, trendy eateries, and bright and sunny cafes for brunch - many of which offer stellar views of the ocean.

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Explore Bondi in 360

Want to see more aerial views of Sydney? Visit Sydney 360 to explore Sydney like you have never seen it before.

  1. The Gallery Shop Bronte

    The Gallery Shop Bronte

    The Gallery Shop Bronte is a treasure trove of Aboriginal art, crafts and textiles located in the heart of Bronte, Sydney. The shop opened in late 2010 and has already gained a reputation for...

  2. Bondi Baths

    Bondi Baths

    The Bondi Baths are located at the southern end of Bondi Beach and have been a land mark for over 100 years.You can enjoy doing some laps in the 50 metre pool or take the kids to the kids pool....

  3. MacKenzies Beach

    MacKenzies Beach

    MacKenzies Beach is one of the smallest beaches in the state, and it is not always there. None the less its close proximity to dense residential areas makes it a relatively popular beach, when present....

  4. Tamarama Beach

    Tamarama Beach

    Tamarama Beach sits between two prominent headlands on the Bondi to Coogee Walk, with 80 metres of shoreline. It has great surfing condtions, but it is prone to strong currents. It is surrounded by parklands. There is...

  5. Sculpture By The Sea Bondi

    Friday 28 October to Sunday 6 November 2016, Bondi

    Celebrating 20 years!The world's largest annual free-to-the-public outdoor sculpture exhibition, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, is back and celebrating 20 years!! One of Sydney's most loved events, the outdoor...

    28 Oct -06Nov
  6. Bondi Beach Laughter Club

    Saturday 29 October to Saturday 25 March 2017, Bondi

    Come along to Bondi Beach Laughter Club to experience the benefits of laughter for health and happiness, through laughter yoga. Laughter yoga is a process that allows you to laugh, regardless of how you are...

    29 Oct -25Mar
  7. Bondi Archery

    Sunday 30 October to Sunday 9 July 2017, Bondi

    Come and Try Archery at Bondi. Enjoy the ancient art of archery with beautiful views over Bondi Beach. All equipment and training supplied. No previous experience necessary. Minimum eight years of age.Please...

    30 Oct -09Jul
  8. Bondi Markets

    Sunday 30 October to Sunday 18 December 2016, Bondi

    Established in 1993, the Bondi Markets are open every Sunday in the wonderful, beachfront grounds of Bondi Beach Public School.Head to the markets and you'll find original designer clothing, exotic...

    30 Oct -18Dec

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