Bondi to Bronte Walk, Sydney. Credit: Destination NSW
Bondi Beach lifestyle
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.
Year-round beach lifestyle
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.
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.
Enjoy Sydney's beaches like a local by following these simple beach safety tips
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.
Pay attention to the advice of the lifesavers and safety signs. Visit SharkSmart to understand any potential risks in the area you are swimming. 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. You can also find patrolled beach by visiting beachsafe.org.au.
Saturday 25 February 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...
Thursday 19 January to Sunday 26 February 2017, 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 beach.The Bondi festival...
Sunday 22 January to Sunday 31 December 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...