MacKenzies Beach is one of the smallest beaches in NSW, and it’s not always there. This quiet coastal nook between Bondi and Tamarama appears every couple of years at the beginning of winter, almost overnight, a small cove suddenly turns into a beach.
MacKenzies is located in a small tuck in the rocks on the south side of Mackenzies Point, 250 m west of the point and 100 m north of Tamarama surf club
This small inlet is Mackenzies Bay most of the time is just a rocky bay with no sand, so it’s popular with boogie board riders and sunbakers. Local surfers call it ‘Maccas’.
Mackenzies Bay is not what you call a swimming beach it’s more used by fishers, sunbathers and waders because of the rock. It’s is on the walk from Tamarama to Bondi walk.
So you might be asking how Mackenzies Bay gots it name?
From the 1860s to approximately 1926 two generations of the Scottish-born Mackenzie family ran Waverley Dairy on farmlands which stretched from near the corner of Bondi Road and Denham Street east to the coast and as far south as Gaerloch Avenue, Tamarama.