People love world-famous Bondi Beach with its fabulous surf, wading pool, playgrounds and nearby shops, cafés and restaurants along Campbell Parade
Bondi is a tourism destination, on many peoples bucket list. On a sunny day it’s packed, so get there early. Come on down on a hot day for a dip in the surf or grab a feed in one of the cafes & Restaurants.
The southern end is popular with experienced surfers, while the northern end is more swimmer-friendly. For more cultural entertainment, visit the historic Bondi Pavilion in the centre of the Bondi Promenade and catch an exhibition, class or festival. There are cafés, playgrounds, shops, showers, toilets, BBQs and picnic areas.
Bondi Beach a kilometre long curve of sand and rolling breakers, has 2 beaches, Bondi Beach, North Bondi just like Maroubra.
The Southern end which is The Bondi Ice Bergs side is usually a good surfing beach.
You have a wide open space or a park before you get to the beach, you have a skate park also have lots of café or food is not too far away,
North Bondi generally has flatter and not so many waves, a small rock pool on the north end & a little Park.
Bondi is one of the first surfing beaches like Manly. It depends on which side of the bridge you’re from.
“Bondi” or “Boondi” is an Aboriginal word meaning water breaking over rocks or noise of water breaking over rocks.
TV show Bondi rescue. BBQ’s can be found in a nearby park Biddigal Reserve.
The beach is patrolled by Bondi SLSC by lifeguards all year round, as well as the surf clubs during the summer. Which usually maintains a patrol area in front of the pavilion, with swimming not recommended along the rip-dominated southern half.
A persistent large and often strong rip, called the Backpacker Express, runs out against the southern headland.
This more hazardous area is more popular with board riders than swimmers. Consequently, while less popular for swimming than the northern end of the beach, it has nearly twice as many rescues, 274 each year.
Bondi Beach has long been a famous icon of life in urban Australia and Sydney – home of surfing, & the birthplace of life-saving. Bondi Surf Bathers Lifesaving Club began in 1906 is officially recognised by Surf Life Saving Australia as the first surf lifesaving club in Australia. It is also the oldest active surf lifesaving club in the world.
Bondi’s first rescues were of a nine-year-old boy, ‘Charlie Smith’ and his cousin. Fortunately for us all, this boy would go on to play an important role in Australia’s aviation. 21 years later, Charles Kingsford-Smith, would pilot the first aircraft to fly the Pacific
The sea did finally claim his life when he crashed into the Indian Ocean in 1935.
The lowest waves and best swimming is in the northern half in the patrolled areas. But rips are always present so use care at Bondi and stay between the flags and well clear of the boundary rips and rocks.
Bondi picks up all southerly swell and usually has persistent beach breaks. During big swell the northern point, Ben Buckler produces a good left. The central portion is closed to boards, leaving the higher waves and strong rips of south Bondi to the board riders. The beach breaks are of variable quality with the left into the southern headland rip holding waves up to 2.5 m.
Eastern Beaches Walk 4.5 km from northern Bondi Beach to Clovelly. Begun in the 1930s as a Depression relief program, this is now one of Sydney’s most popular walks.
On most days the Bondi to Coogee Walk (or Bondi Coastal Walk), mobs of walkers and joggers enjoying the spectacular scenery of stunning beaches, cliffs, bays and inlets & park.,
The walkway and adjacent parkland host some trendy events such as the Festival of the Winds and Sculpture by the Sea.
It’s also the finish to the City to Surf ‘fun’ run.
Parking is generally not too bad Bondi except for the hots days then get down early.
Bondi Beach is part of the Eastern Suburbs Sydney Beaches.
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Ambient Sounds of Bondi Beach sea waves.
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