Bondi Beach lifestyle

Highlights

Bondi Beach

Watch a glorious sunrise at world-famous Bondi Beach before an invigorating swim in the turquoise waters or a stroll along the white sands. Roll out a beach towel and relax on the fine sands while enjoying spectacular views of the vast Pacific Ocean. You can also learn to surf at an accredited surf school. And there are plenty of things to do beyond the iconic beach. Fine dining, eclectic shopping markets, gorgeous coastal walks and a buzzing nightlife can all be experienced in Bondi year-round.

  • Learn to Surf Bondi Beach
  • Sunrise Bondi Beach

Year-round beach lifestyle

Surfer walking on Bondi Beach

At any time of the year, Bondi Beach is a buzzing morning, late afternoon and night-time scene. Enjoy a tasty coffee and some breakfast before walking the Bondi to Coogee coastline. Take in a long, lazy lunch in one of the suburb’s excellent restaurants. Among the dining options is Sean’s Panaroma, a landmark of Bondi culture. It offers a mix of classic Italian and Australian dishes as well as superb views of the beach and ocean. At the other end of the beach, you’ll find Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, with its stunning views. Join the queue at Gelato Messina - it will give you time to make your choice from the daily ice cream specials board. Finish a perfect day in Bondi with a cocktail as you rub shoulders with popular Sydney stars who call this beachside icon home.

Surfers of all skill levels head to Bondi Beach to try out the waves. If you’re a beginner, there are several excellent surf schools that offer lessons year-round. Protected areas make it easy for novices to learn, while the more experienced surfers head to the south end of the beach.

If you prefer golfing to surfing, you can mix in a spot of whale watching between May and November from the nine-hole, cliff-top golf course.

Spend your Saturday wandering through the idyllic Bondi Farmers Market, featuring artisanal foods sold by the people who make them. Sunday morning at Bondi Markets gives shoppers the opportunity to see the next big fashion designers in the making, as stallholders showcase their up and coming designs at affordable prices. Vintage finds and souvenirs are also for sale.

Curious about Bondi Beach’s famous lifesavers? Get the inside story with an afternoon tour run by Discover Bondi or drop into the Aquabumps Gallery for great beach and surf photography.

Surfers of all skill levels head to Bondi Beach to try out the waves. If youre a beginner, there are several excellent surf schools that offer lessons year-round. Protected areas make it easy for novices to learn, while the more experienced surfers head to the south end of the beach.

If you prefer golfing to surfing, you can mix in a spot of whale watching between May and November from the nine-hole, cliff-top golf course.

Spend your Saturday wandering through the idyllic Bondi Farmers Market, featuring artisanal foods sold by the people who make them. Sunday morning at Bondi markets gives shoppers the opportunity to see the next big fashion designers in the making, as stallholders showcase their up and coming designs at affordable prices. Vintage finds and souvenirs are also for sale.

 

Curious about Bondi Beach's famous lifesavers? Get the inside story with an afternoon tour run by Discover Bondi or drop into the Aquabumps Gallery for great beach and surf photography.

 

Shop and surf at Bondi Beach

With beach life so ingrained in Bondi's culture, it's no surprise that the area is a haven for beach and swimwear shopping. On Campbell Parade, you'll find a number of swimwear shops, including Labyrinth, The Big Swim, Sunburn and Bikini Island, which has been a local favourite since 1981.

Popular pages for this area

Enjoy Sydneys beaches like a local by following these simple beach safety tips

Surf Life Saving

Always swim between the red and yellow flags surf lifesavers have identified this area as the safest spot to swim in the water. It's also a good idea to always swim with a friend.

Make sure you read any safety signs at the beach and you are always welcome to ask lifeguards for more safety advice. If you find yourself needing help in the water, stay calm and attract attention.

Check conditions before you go and find a patrolled beach by visiting beachsafe.org.au.

  1. Ben and Jerrys Openair Cinemas Bondi

    Thursday 21 January to Sunday 28 February 2016, Bondi

    Capture the spirit of summer with Ben and Jerry's Openair Cinemas' annual season of live music and feature films at Bondi - on the lawn of life, overlooking Australia's most iconic...

    http://openaircinemas.com.au

    21 Jan -28Feb
  2. Life's a Beach

    Sunday 31 January to Sunday 27 March 2016, Bondi

    The Australian Centre for Photography (ACP) in partnership with Waverley Council is proud to present Life's a Beach, a special pop-up exhibition of photographs by esteemed British artist and Magnum...

    http://www.acp.org.au

    31 Jan -27Mar
  3. Bondi Farmers Market

    Saturday 6 February to Saturday 2 July 2016, Bondi

    The Bondi Farmers Market is held every Saturday at Bondi Beach Public School. The market brings you fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables, organically grown meat and poultry, just picked flowers,...

    http://www.bondimarkets.com.au/farmers/

    06 Feb -02Jul
    Free
  4. Bondi Markets

    Sunday 7 February to Sunday 3 July 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,...

    http://www.bondimarkets.com.au

    07 Feb -03Jul
    Free
  5. The Ninth Chapter: New EP and Free Funk Music

    Friday 12 February 2016, Bondi

    On the back of previous sold out EP launches in Sydney, The Ninth Chapter are returning to Sydney, this time at Spring Street Social in Bondi!Reinvigorated with new sounds, rave reviews (Beast...

    http://www.theninthchapter.com/

    12 Feb
    Free
  6. Bowl-A-Rama

    Saturday 20 February to Sunday 21 February 2016, Bondi

    BOWL-A-RAMA™ is Australia's biggest and best skateboarding competition. A globally recognised celebration of skateboarding culture, BOWL-A-RAMA™ attracts legendary and current Pro...

    http://www.bowlarama.com.au

    20 Feb -21Feb
  7. Bondi Winter Magic

    Saturday 25 June to Tuesday 12 July 2016, Bondi

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    Bondi in winter is a magical place. See it sparkle with restaurants, cafes, bars, coastal walks, theatre, art, markets and winter specials and a...

    http://www.bondiwintermagic.org.au/Winter2014/stay-tuned

    25 Jun -12Jul
  8. Bondi Feast

    Monday 11 July to Monday 25 July 2016, Bondi

    Event details are yet to be confirmed

    11 nights. 50+ performances. 100+ artists.This sell-out annual winter festival celebrates all the best in homegrown theatre, music, comedy,...

    http://bondifeast.com.au

    11 Jul -25Jul

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