Bondi Beach Overview

Bondi Beach is a very famous and well known beach and it gets its name from the picturesque suburbs that surround it. The beach offers many restaurants that serve exquisite meals from all over the world and many bars and cafes. Along the coastline of Bondi beach goes through a unique makeover that involves adding hundreds of whacky sculptures.

The iconic stretch of the fine white sand along Bondi makes Bondi Beach one of Australia’s most popular beach destinations. The sand that glistens in the sun and the curling waves make it a paradise for surfers and deep-sea swimmers. The beach is framed with a beautiful sandstone peninsula that is popular and it is one of the finest places to visit in Sydney and locals for walking, whale watching, and golfing.

The splendid Bondi Beach is not only flooded by foreigners, but also by the hardy locals who love to swim in the ocean pool all year round. The beach also has ample public showers to wash away the salty water after a great swim in the sea. Just grab some finger-licking fish and chips from the Campbell Parade and enjoy them as you gulp on some cocktails while getting tanned under the sun.

The easy-going beach culture of Australia has always attracted travellers making Bondi Beach a buzzing place from dawn to dusk. It is not just for the water babies and beach lovers but eating out at one of the award-winning restaurants at Bondi is one of the much-admired attractions. Lively cafes and bars surround the beautiful Bondi Beach offering some amazing dining options that overlook the milky white coastline.

The promenade around the beach is flooded with shops having fashionable beachwear and places to stay ranging from hostels to trendy apartments. The scenic beach bustling with surfers during the day turns into a sparkling picture as the sun sets, making it the best place to cool off and enjoy some drinks.

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• Bondi Beach is one of the most famous beaches in Australia and home to the world's oldest surfing clubs.
• Bondi Beach also has the oldest swimming club in Australia.
• The beach is very well known for its Rip Tides and is also more commonly known as the Backpackers Express.
• The South End is generally reserved for surfboarding and it's over a century old Bondi Baths.
• The North end is ideal for children and has many child friendly wading zones, adult swimming zones are also available here as it is the center of the Bondi coastline. 
• Bondi Beach is also the widest beach in Sydney and it was added to the Australian National Heritage List in the year 2008.
• Bondi Beach has multiple seafood joints, bars, cafes and a wide range of hotels and lodges. 
• The Icebergs ocean pool is the perfect place to enjoy the ocean views and the refreshing cool water of Bondi beach. 

How To Reach

Bondi Beach is located in the beautiful Sydney suburbs. There are four major options available to travel from Sydney Airport to Bondi Beach that are -

Train -

There are no direct trains between Sydney Airport and Bondi Beach. You can take the airport shuttle buses to Kings Cross, Town Hall, or Martin Place and then take a train to reach Bondi Junction Station which takes 10 minutes. From there, you can look for 380, 381, 382, or 333 buses and reach Bondi Beach in 15 minutes. 

Bus -

There are no direct buses between Sydney airport and Bondi Beach. However, there are many shuttle buses operated by private firms that can take you to a stop just beside Hall Street on the beach.

Taxi or cab -

Cab is the quickest way to reach Bondi Beach , it takes only 20 minutes to reach Bondi via cab and would take INR 1200 to INR 1500.

Rent a self-driving car -

You can also rent a car which might cost as per the model and time.

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Best Time To Visit

Sydney has a favourable weather condition all round the year but summers are undoubtedly the best time to visit Bondi Beach when tourists flock the shores making the most of the stunning sunny climate. 

- Summer in Sydney:

The best time to visit Bondi is anytime from October to April as the average temperature at the beach is pleasant hovering above 20 degrees Celsius. If you are looking ahead to get sun-soaked and enjoy surfing then the months October, November, March, and April are the best with temperatures ranging from 20 to 30 degrees Celsius. 

- Winter in Sydney:

The temperatures from June to August are cold with temperatures dropping to 8 degrees Celsius. However, if you wish to have the beach to yourself with the lesser crowd then these months are the best with hardly any tourists.

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Other Essential Information

Bondi Beach Facts

The interesting facts about Bondi Beach that make it one of the most popular beaches around the world are –

- The name ‘Bondi’ is an Aboriginal word that signifies ‘water breaking over rocks’ or ‘noise of water breaking over rocks’. 

- Francis O’Brien is the person behind making the Bondi Beach and surrounding lands of Bondi Estate accessible to the public.

- The length of the half-moon shape of Bondi Beach is about one kilometre. The total area of Bondi Beach is 1.22 sq. kilometres. 

- Bondi Beach is known for its curvy waves that are great for surfing. The waves go as high as four meters. 

- There have been only three non-fatal and unprovoked shark attacks at Bondi Beach from 1990 to 2017. 

- The hottest day in the history of Bondi Beach happened in January 2018 where the temperature reached 47.3 degrees Celsius. 

- Bondi Beach is a famous location for films, television shows, music videos, and video games. The fact is that 15 major production houses have chosen the beach as their official setting. 

- There are quite a lot of celebrities who reside in the Bondi Beach residential area. To name a few are Rose Byrne, Ed Oxenbould, Victoria Rees, Michael Clarke, and a few more. 

- Bondi is one of the most populated cities in Sydney.

- The Vans Bowl-A-Rama skateboarding competition is held on Bondi Beach every year in February.

- Bondi Beach has also attracted many poets like Les Murray, Joanne Burns, and Brook Emery.

Traveller’s tips before Visiting Bondi Beach

These are some of the tips you should keep in mind before going to the beach:

- Get an Opal card as you land in Sydney, as it makes public transport easy

- The best way to explore the Bondi surroundings is on foot.

- Attend free local events. ‘What’s on Sydney’ has a list of free and cheap events.

- Try to opt for Couch surf. Accommodation in Australia can be quite pricey but if you plan your trip in advance, you can find some amazing CouchSurfing hosts all through Australia. 

- You can also find hostels that offer the travellers a chance to work for accommodation. Like in exchange for a few hours of cleaning, you get a free bed. 

- Do visit the markets 

- Explore the free museums

- Get free internet at places like libraries and McDonalds, as the internet in Australia is very slow

- Drink at backpacker bars as they offer drinks at a nominal price

- Uber is cheaper than the local taxi and is a better way to commute if you do not want to wait for a bus or train

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Point of Interest for Bondi Beach


Surfing is the national sport of Australia and is a must-try when visiting Bondi Beach. Bondi Beach is famous for its iconic curly waves that make surfing a fun experience. If you do not know how to surf, just take one of the beginner’s classes and experience this fun sport.

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Ocean Pool

Ocean Pool

Also known as Bondi Icebergs this beautiful ocean pool is located at the southern end of Bondi Beach. Ocean pool is basically a rectangular jut out into the ocean that is safer for those who want to avoid the turbulent sea. The Bondi ocean pool is a great way to take a swim in the ocean and experience the spectacular beauty firsthand. 

Bondi Pavilion

Bondi Pavilion

Bondi Pavilion is an old heritage building that is home to an art gallery, a theatre, and a café. Bondi pavilion also hosts umpteen numbers of gigs and annual events, one of which is the popular outdoor cinema organized every summer.

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 Bondi markets

Bondi markets

The Bondi Beach Public School organizes a market every Saturday and Sunday. These markets are famous for flowers, organic fruits, freshest vegetables, homemade bread and jams, second-hand clothes, artifacts, and souvenirs.

Bondi to Coogee Coastal walk

Bondi to Coogee Coastal walk

If you love walking then one of the best things to do when visiting Bondi Beach is to take the walking trails along the gorgeous coastline of the Bondi Beach to Coogee via a string of smaller bays and beaches. Do carry your swimwear, as along the way you will cross smaller beautiful beaches like Bronte, Gordons Bay, Tamarama, and Clovelly. 

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 Witness the splendid Sunrise and Sunset

Witness the splendid Sunrise and Sunset

Whatever time you visit Bondi Beach make sure you do not miss the Sunrise or Sunset. The beautiful colours painted by the sun during the dusk and dawn are breathtaking. 



The marine life of Australia is phenomenal. Snorkeling in the ocean of Bondi Beach is quite an amazing and interesting sport. The colourful underwater life is sure to astound you.

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 Gertrude and Alice

Gertrude and Alice

Bondi Beach is not just about the milky white sand but also about the cafes and bookstores. Gertrude and Alice are one of the amazing bookstores in Sydney named after the literary legends Gertrude Stein and Alice B Toklas. 

 Cooee Art Gallery

Cooee Art Gallery

Bondi Beach Graffiti wall

Bondi Beach Graffiti wall

The art scene at Bondi Beach is not just limited to the doors of art galleries. The Bondi Beach promenade is filled with strings of colourful murals that light up the pathway. 

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Sculptures by the Sea

Sculptures by the Sea

The walkway from Bondi Beach to Coogee becomes more picturesque during spring season when the world’s largest free outdoor sculpture exhibition is organised where artists from all around the world highlight their masterpieces.

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Bondi Beach FAQs

How far is Bondi Beach from Sydney?

Bondi Beach is easily accessible from Sydney CBD. The distance from Sydney CBD to Bondi Beach is just 7 kilometers. If you opt for a car then you will reach Bondi Beach in 20 minutes whereas if you opt for public transport then it might take you 45 minutes to reach Bondi Beach from Sydney CBD.

How do you get to Bondi Beach from Sydney?

As Bondi Beach is located in the suburbs of Sydney, there are six ways of travelling from Sydney to Bondi Beach –
Shuttle Bus

Is Bondi Beach Safe?

Yes, Bondi Beach is perfectly safe. Tourists can follow the below mentioned basic rules to keep themselves away from all untoward situations–
Always swim and surf at patrolled beaches. 
Be careful of the rip currents
Watch out for stingers like Irukandji and jellyfish. In case you are stung by one call 000 and rinse the area with vinegar.
There are hardly any shark accidents on the beach as the swimming and surfing zones are protected by shark nets. However, be a smart observer.
Always carry your sunscreen while travelling on the beach and do not forget to re-apply every time you come out of the sea or if you have been sweating.
Avoid swimming at night.

Why is Bondi Beach so famous?

There are some unique features that make Bondi Beach famous –
You can visit Bondi Beach in both Summers and Winters
Is has the best surfing waves
The white sand, the sandstone cliffs, the water, and the temperature make is a perfect combination for travellers to visit Bondi Beach
There are many shops and cafes parallel to the beach

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Bondi Beach Reviews

Samir Shah
Reviewed: 13 Feb 2020
The driver who was also our guide was very friendly and helped us reach all the places within time. I didn't expect the driver to guide us through all the places and give us some info about the places, but he surely surprised us. We got so much time to explore. I loved visiting Bondi Beach and have ... Read More
Shreya Bhat
Reviewed: 13 Feb 2020
We visited many places with Sydney day tour in just 4 hours. The tour proved to be very helpful in saving our time and let us explore many places we wanted to visit in Sydney. I would recommend this to all the travellers.

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