Exclusive Feature on Bondi Beach
Crystal clear water, perfect waves, golden sand, and picturesque coastal walks make Bondi arguably the world’s most famous beach, and certainly the most renowned in Australia.
Attracting tourists from all over the globe, it’s no surprise so many Sydneysiders chuck on their board shorts and make their way down every summer (and some brave souls all year around).
Here is the Bistro St. Tropez Sydney Board Shorts guide on the best ways to enjoy a day down at Bondi.
The sun rises around 5:30am this time of year in Bondi, and it’s worth getting down at sparrow’s time to find the perfect spot to watch it.
Partake in a sunrise yoga practice or relax on the sand and take in the most serene part of the day in Bondi.
Mornings at Bondi are filled with surfers jostling for those early morning waves. Workers enjoy a refreshing swim before the beginning of the day, and health nuts strolling up and down the promenade or working out at Bondi’s park gym.
One absolute must at Bondi is the Bondi to Bronte walk, stretching along approximately 4km of pristine coastline.
Starting around the famous Bondi Icebergs. The walk takes you first around Mackenzies bay and then through Tamarama to Bronte, offering incredible coastal views along the cliffs that separate some of Sydney’s finest beaches.
A dip in the Bronte Baths is the perfect way to cool off, before making your way back to Bondi.
The iconic Bondi Icebergs Club sits on the southern end of the beach, and provides year-round access to the baths, a gym, sauna, the RSL which makes for the perfect spot for fish and chips, and a high-end restaurant too.
The two pools allow for lap swimming, and surrounding those a range of places to sit offer the ideal place to get some rays overlooking the iconic beach.
Bondi also offers a wide range of places to eat, drink, and recharge, depending on what you’re feeling. If it’s the flawless coffee and breakfast to post on Instagram, Speedo’s at North Bondi might do the trick.
If not, Lox Stock & Barrell, Porch and Parlour, Sonoma, Harry’s Bondi or Bill’s are all Bondi staples to consider for that perfect poached egg.
For drinks, it’s hard to go past the views offered by the North Bondi RSL or back to Iceberg’s.
If you’re looking for something more intimate, then Isabel, Ode, Rosenbaum and Fuller, and Neighbourhood all provide for a range of cocktails, wine and share plates.
If it’s more of a classic pub you want, look no further than Ravesis, the Beach Road Hotel, the Royal, and the Nelson are all our favourite picks.
But perhaps our favourite spot at all, particularly if you like your seafood, is North Bondi Fish, which offers fresh fish and a great vantage point to watch the sun go down.
How To Get To Bondi Beach
Getting to Bondi: From Central Station, take a train on the Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra line to Bondi Junction, then hop on a 380, 381, 382, or 333 bus from the terminal to the beach.
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