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post-title How many beaches are there in the eastern suburbs?

How many beaches are there in the eastern suburbs?

How many beaches are there in the eastern suburbs?

How many beaches are there in the eastern suburbs?

How many beaches are there in the eastern suburbs?

Would you say, 11, 12, 13, 14, perhaps 15, or  16 or even 17?

So let’s find out. We’ll list the Beaches from La Perouse Headland to South Head.

So according to Google maps from Watson Bay to Little Bay Beach a 20.9km trip will take only a 43 minute to drive. ( I’m not sure what time they calculated this, so it could take a bit longer in peak hour.)

Some of these Beaches would be well known to most of us. You could even say they’re World Famous, like Bondi Beach.

Bondi Beach has many fine eateries, like the iconic Bondi Iceberg, with its stunning views & great food.

It’s easy to rattle off the popular Beaches of the Eastern Suburbs, like Bondi, Bronte, Coogee, Maroubra.

It may surprise you. We discovered a couple obscured & secluded beaches that I doubt most locals haven’t even ventured to.
Have you been to Cruwee Cove Beach,  Gordons Bay or What about Little Bay Beach?

It’s fair to say these beaches are off the beaten track and are hard to find. You would have a hard time just stumbling across these beaches they’re well hidden. Shh, the locals don’t want you to discover these treasures.

Just to get to Cruwee Cove Beach & Little Bay Beach, you have to stroll through a golf course to reach them.

My personal favourite would have to be Little Bay Beach, it’s a bit of an effort to get there, but the view is just drop dead gorgeous.

On a sweltering day, you could find parking a major issue,  on the Eastern Suburbs Beaches. (Hang on that would apply to most beaches in Sydney). So leave early & stock up with plenty sunscreen & heaps to eat n drink.

So where do we start?

1. Yarra Bay Beach

Yarra Bay Beach on the northern side of Botany Bay in the suburb of Phillip Bay, approximately 7km south of the centre of Sydney. The southern end of Yarra Bay starts at Yarra Point, and coast curves round to the northern Bumbora Point.

The bay has a south-westerly orientation, making it unique among Sydney beaches.

Yarra Bay is a quiet beach ideal for families and swimmers. The Yarra Bay Sailing Club is located adjacent to the beach at one end, and the port at the other.

Acces to Yarra bay is through Bicentennial Park a coastal reserve bounded by Yarra Road, Kooringai Avenue and Baragoola Avenue, Phillip Bay.

Yarra Bay Bicentennial Park has good facilities there, toilets, BBQ’s parking for both Bus and Car, seating both sheltered under trees.
Enjoy the wide open parklands, to kick a footy have a game of cricket.

Yarra Bay is a quiet beach ideal for families and swimmers. The Yarra Bay Sailing Club is located adjacent to the beach at one end, and the port at the other.

Yarra has plenty of history with Yarra Bay House, on Yarra Point, overlooking the beach. It’s now occupied by the local Aboriginal Land Council. You’ll also find a sandstone monument commemorating the landing of Governor Philip.

On 19 January 1788, the local indigenous people showed him Governor Phillip to a water source, now named Bunnerong Creek.

If you’re up for a walk, then take the walking trail from Yarra Bay to Frenchmans Bay Beach & on to La Perouse.

Yarra Bay is not patrolled by Randwick City Lifeguards or Surf Lifesavers.

For more info on Yarra Bay Beach

Address: 56 Yarra Road, Phillip Bay NSW 2036, Australia

 

2. Frenchmans Bay Beach

Frenchmans Bay Beach it’s a little beach in the Botany Bay, sheltered, so there are no waves, so it’s ideal for small children.

Frenchmans Bay got its name after the famous French explorer & navigator Francois de Galaup, Comte de La Perouse and his crew rested during their sojourn at Botany Bay in January/February 1788.

La Perouse & men landed on the northern shore of Botany Bay west of Bare Island on 26 January 1788.

You will find the La Perouse Monument on the southside of the beach.

It is also the burial place of Pere Louis Receveur, a Franciscan friar who came to Australia as a scientist on L’Astrolabe with La Perouse.

He died here on 17th February 1788 from an injury received during an attack by natives in Samoa two months earlier.

Frenchmans Beach has been cut in 2 section because of the rock groyne (a low wall or sturdy timber barrier built out into the sea from a beach to check erosion and drifting.)

The southern beach begins inside La Perouse Point and curves to the north for 420 m to the rock groyne & then keeps going to Yarra Point.

From the beach, there are views over Botany Bay to the west and Botany Bay National Park to the south. This westerly outlook gives Frenchmans Bay a unique orientation amongst Sydney beaches.

Frenchmans Beach is the first beach when you go around the large roundabout closest to the shops. It’s accessible from the road, the reserve north of the boatshed and an access path near the groyne.

The park has a couple of trees to give shade and has, a small playground for kids to play on.

It’s a short distance to cafés and shops of food/drinks & amenities.

You can even go for a walk along the Frenchman walk,

If you feel like getting healthy, the park has a series of exercise stations.

In Summer why not try Barbie have a Frenchmans Bay Reserve – La Perouse – Frenchmans Bay Beach

Address: 36-50R Endeavour Avenue, La Perouse NSW 2036, Australia

 

3. Congwong Beach

Congwong Beach is located within the Botany Bay National Park and is in the care and control of the National Parks and Wildlife Service. It is a beautiful, calm bay facing Botany Bay.

The beach is accessible from the La Perouse Loop Road. You’ll find Public toilets, shops and other facilities nearby.

There are road and bus access to the western end of the bay with foot access to the beaches.

Congwong Beach is small secluded beach at La Perouse with a beautiful outlook. Surrounded by bushland and spectacular views, with calm and beautiful clear water.

Congwong Beach is 500 m wide bay bordered by Henry Head to the East and Bare Island in the West and faces Southwest across the entrance to Botany Bay.

You’ll find parking up the top a nice walk down to the beach would take about 5 mins (250 metres).

Once you get there, you can relax and watch the Tugs and contain ship coming into Botany Bay.

It’s not usual to see lots of community buses driving around La Perouse it’s an easy and relaxing drive, and passengers can still see a lot from within the bus or car.

Stop at La Perouse if you want to get Coffee or ice cream from café on a sweltering day.

The beach is not patrolled by Lifeguards or lifesavers.

The locals call it Congy.

Congwong Beach the Aboriginal name for the location, which was first recorded by assistant surveyor-general Robert Dixon when he surveyed Botany Bay and Port Hacking in 1827.

For more info on Congwong Beach

Address: 1532R Anzac Parade, La Perouse NSW 2036 2037, Australia

 

4. Little Congwong Beach

Little Congwong Beach is a 15m walk separated by 200 m of rocky shore from Congwong Beach. While Congwong is a is family beach Little Congwong Beach, not so much because it’s a nudist beach. It’s not marked as a nudist beach so I wouldn’t take Granny or the little ones, or you may see more than you bargained for.

Little Congwong is within the National Park and, is the smaller brother of Congwong Beach.

Little Congwong is a beautiful, calm, secluded bay facing Botany Bay.

The beach is accessible from the La Perouse Loop Road. Public toilets, shops and other facilities close by.

No alcohol or glass is permitted on the beach area.

The beach is not patrolled by Lifeguards or lifesavers.

For more info on Little Congwong Beach

Address: 1532R Anzac Parade, La Perouse NSW 2036, Australia

 

5. Cruwee Cove Beach

Cruwee Cove Beach would have to be the least known beach of the Eastern Suburbs and also one of the hardest to get to.

Drive to the NSW Golf Club then turn left to go out towards the helicopter landing strip where you will find a small car park, and follow the path toward Cape Banks.

Oh, one more thing to remember you also have to walk part way through the Golf Course so stay on the track.

If you’re lucky, you could see Whales

Remember there are no amenities, so make sure you take food and water.

Cruwee Cove Beach it’s a great to snorkel & check out the remains of the shipwrecked SS Minmi

The SS Minmi was built in Glasgow, Scotland in 1927. She was 75 metres long and displaced 1,455 tons. The Minmi was a collier, carrying coal from Newcastle to Melbourne and returning empty.

On 8 May 1937 At 10 pm they were off Botany Bay in heavy seas and dense fog, and shortly after the ship struck the outside of Cape Banks, the outer northern headland of Botany Bay.

Soldiers at the nearby Cape Banks Artillery Garrison were awoken by the sound of escaping steam and saw the ship hard on the rocks. Frederick Boulton, the ship’s cook, collapsed and died of a heart attack soon after the ship struck the rocks. The rest of the crew more than 20 were stranded on the vessel due to the heavy seas.

Cruwee Cove: Named after an Aboriginal who, during early colonial times, claimed to have sighted James Cook’s arrival at Botany Bay in 1770.

For more info on Cruwee Cove Beach

Address: Cape Banks Firetrail La Perouse NSW 2036, Australia

 

6. Little Bay Beach

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Little Bay Beach would have to be one of the hardest beaches to get to.

Take Pine Avenue off Anzac Parade, and there is parking on the street.

Accessing this secluded beach you have to drive through the old Prince Henry Hospital Park then head down the steep timber staircase.

Little Bay Beach is one of Sydney’s undiscovered jewels. A ‘secret’ beach is popular with locals. It’s off the beaten track, so it’s mainly locals in the know, living in the new units on the site of the old Hospital, who hang this beach.

Little Bay has a semicircular shaped east-facing bay, which is 100 m wide at its shallow rocky entrance & crystal clear sea water.

Little Bay Beach is well protected from large coastal swells making it perfect for swimming and snorkelling. Its golden sands are popular with families while the rock ledges to the north and south are well-known, but sometimes dangerous, fishing spots.

Public toilets and change rooms are located on the timber staircase about halfway down to the beach.

For more info on Little Bay Beach – Little Bay

Address: Access 4R Coast Hospital Rd, Little Bay NSW

 

7. Malabar Beach

So Malabar Beach is one of Randwick City’s lesser-known beaches – and the locals like it this way.

When most people think of Malabar, they vaguely recall something about the Malabar Sewerage Treatment Works located on the northern side of the beach.

Don’t let that stop you because you’ll be in for a pleasant surprise. I’m not sure all the locals would be happy if everybody rocked up, they like to keep places like this to themselves.

There are so many things going for Malabar it gets my tick.

Malabar Beach is a curving 200 m long beach found in Long Bay, nestled between Boota Point and Tupia Head.

On the southern foreshore just below Randwick Golf Club is a rockpool. And on the northern side of the bay is a boat ramp and the home base for the Randwick District Offshore Rescue Boat .

Malabar Beach located just south of Maroubra Beach, it’s protected from Northerly swells that produce big surf on other Sydney beaches. If it gets a Southerly swell, then it can create a surf break off the north side rocks.

On most days you’ll find small calm waves, just be aware it has deep water just offshore.

If you’re into Stand up paddle boarding, walking, jogging, sunbathing, rock fishing, snorkelling, scuba diving and kayaking are all popular activities, then this is the beach for you.

Cromwell Park is located directly behind Malabar beach, which has toilets, showers and changerooms. You find friendly paved footpath for wheelchair access, & covered park seating.

Relax while the kids play in the fenced playground, or throw some snags on the electric BBQ’s. With a quick walk, they can build sand castles on the beach.

Need a coffee or cold drinks you’re within a 2 minute drive, to Café Shops.

The beach is oldy friendly with car parking & buses not too far away to the toilets or the park, for those are little bit more mature & wiser and maybe can’t walk so far.

So if you’re not quite the beach type, drop the rest of the family at the beach. Then you can have a round of golf at the Randwick Golf Course on Tupia Head.

Malabar got its named after the ship MV Malabar, a passenger and cargo steamer owned by the company Burns Philp was shipwrecked in thick fog on rocks at Miranda Point on the northern headland of Long Bay 2 April 1931. It used to be called Long Bay or as the Aboriginal people referred to it as ‘Boora.’

There have been five shipwrecks on the headland at Malabar – the St Albans in 1882, the MV Malabar in 1931, Try One in 1947 and SS Goolgwai in 1955 (and an unnamed barge in 1955).

Historian Obed West claimed in 1882 that the local Indigenous community chose Long Bay as their principal camping/healing place. The rock overhang on the south side of Long Bay provided shelter for Aboriginals suffering from a smallpox epidemic in the late 1700s.

Malabar Headland is the site of quite a few Aboriginal engravings.

The beach is not patrolled by Lifeguards or lifesavers.

For more info on Malabar Beach

Address: 1-3R Fishermans Road, Malabar NSW 2036, Australia

 

8. Maroubra Beach

Maroubra Beach  the locals say that there are 2 parts of the beach, South End and North End and a little bit in the middle, there are 2 surf clubs South Maroubra Surf Club and Maroubra Surf Club. Maroubra is the longest beach of the eastern suburb beaches. So let’s start down South end (Arthur Byrnes Park).

The word ‘Maroubra’ comes from an Aboriginal word meaning ‘like thunder’ because of the sound of the waves pounding on the shoreline.

Maroubra Beach is the longest beach in the eastern suburbs at 1 km in length. It’s in Maroubra Bay, an east-facing 1.8 km wide bay bounded by the northern Mistral and southern Magic points.

The beach occupies the centre of the open bay gets the full force of the Tasman Sea, producing an exposed rip-dominated beach, except for the very southern end of the beach. The beach can be very dangerous, and swimmers are strongly advised to only swim between the flags, swim during patrol hours and not to swim alone.

Weaker swimmers should consider visiting more sheltered beaches located nearby.

Maroubra Beach is fav spot with surfers given the regular good swell and wave conditions.

These waves have made Maroubra one of the most popular surfing locations in Sydney and Australia’s second only National Surfing Reserve.

Maroubra is the surfing beach for the eastern suburbs, with consistent reef and beach breaks. The Point, Dunnybowl and Stromies are reef breaks located toward the northern end, with Skatepark in the centre and Southies and The Reef to the south, the latter providing good, hollow rights in northeast to east swell.

The beach is serviced by 2 Surf Life Saving Clubs and is patrolled all year by Randwick City lifeguards. Volunteer lifesavers patrol the beach on weekends and school holidays during daylight saving months.

Maroubra Beach is popular with visitors given its easy access and large kilometre-long expanse of sand.

If you love open space, then you’re in the right place because parks surround Maroubra Beach. To the north of the beach, you’ll find Jack Vanny Memorial Park, Mahon Pool and the rocky headland. Arthur Byrne Reserve and headland are to the south, and Broadarrow Reserve is to the west.

There are stacks to do at the beach with a free outdoor gym, a skate park and large kids fenced playground.

Free BBQs are located in the central part of the beach and towards the south of the beach near South Maroubra Surf Club. There are outdoor showers, a large changeroom and toilets and lighting. Unfortunately, the ladies are upstairs

There is also a cafe/kiosk area at the centre of the beach, and more restaurants and cafes are located on Marine Parade directly opposite the beach.

A lot of parking quite easy to get a 21-seater bus in and out of there, Toilets are in the clubhouse.
Parking is close to the toilets, and there’s plenty of park seating.

There is free parking surrounding the beach, including a car park adjacent to the main beach, a car park north of the beach at Jack Vanny Reserve and a car park at South Maroubra Beach.

The beach is patrolled year round by Randwick City Council Lifeguards and is serviced by two surf life saving clubs during daylight saving months.

For more info on Maroubra Beach

Address: 1-11R Marine Parade , Maroubra NSW 2035, Australia

9. Coogee Beach

Coogee Beach is on Sydney’s famous Coastal Walkway which stretches from Bondi Beach to Maroubra Beach.

Coogee Beach is in Coogee Bay, a 400 m wide southeast-facing bay, sheltered by a rocky island called Wedding Cake Island which makes it an ideal swimming beach for families and a calmer option than nearby Maroubra Beach.

The name Coogee comes from a local Aboriginal word koojah which means “smelly place” owing to the large amount of seaweed washed on the beach. Randwick City Council maintains the beach in pristine condition year-round with a team daily beach cleaning the beach everyday.

Coogee Beach is spoilt when it comes to rockpools.

There is a rock pool at the northern end (Giles Baths) and a rock pool at the southern end of the beach (Ross Jones Memorial Baths) near the Coogee Surf Life Saving Club.

Just a few minutes walk south of the beach along the Coastal Walkway are two of Sydney’s most spectacular ocean pools – McIvers Baths (women and children only) and Wylie’s Baths.

Coogee Beach has grown from a destination for day trippers in the early 1800s to one of Sydney’s most frequented beaches.

The parks and reserves around Coogee Beach are ideal for a picnic with a range of barbecues and playground equipment.

Coogee Beach is a wonderful place to take kids to, just watch out (if swimming) on the shore dumpers, has a rock pool if you don’t want to go in the surf.

There are a couple of parks around Coogee Beach. Goldstein Reserve, in front of the beach & has open parkland, with some BBQ’s on the northern side.

Grants Reserve is on the southern end, & has a playground, BBQ’s & an open park so you can bring your football, cricket set or Frisbee.

On the northern end up on the hill is Dunningham Reserve there are some covered seating there.

If you’re looking to coffee & other treats, you’ll enjoy Coogee Bay Road with an assortment of great restaurants, cafes and ice-cream shops!

Coogee Beach it’s a great place to go, but it’s hard to find parking. There are no parking areas, only street parking, so be prepared to hunt for a parking spot.

For more info on Coogee Beach

Address: 11-131R Beach Street, Coogee NSW 2034, Australia

 

10. Gordons Bay Beach

Gordons Bay located south of Clovelly, and north of Coogee Beach.

It is a picturesque small 75 m long beach with a paved walkway around the perimeter, and well worth the walk.

You can only access Gordons Bay by walking by the surrounding streets or the Coastal Walk.

If you plan on driving or coming in a small bus, then head for the Clovelly headland car park.

Gordons Bay more a surfing beach than a swimming beach, because it hard to get too. So you will usually see the locals surfing the Bomie (a rock platform).

An offshore reef protects Gordons Bay, making it a popular dive spot. The calm waters hide a unique underwater nature trail.

The Gordons Bay Underwater Nature Trail is a self-guided scuba diving or snorkelling adventure. The trail like a bushwalking track in the wilderness, only it’s underwater. It usually takes about forty minutes to dive the 600 metre trail, or on a clear day, it’s possible to snorkel the underwater trail from the surface.

Concrete filled drums about 20 meters apart linked by a chain form the trail with information displayed on steel plaques.

The pocket-sized beach is lined with racks of boats from the local fishing club, reminiscent of a European fishing village.

Secluded and quiet, the bay is abundant in native flora. The dense vegetation provides a haven for many small birds and lizards.

Local resident Obed West believes word “Coogee” an original Aboriginal place name was originally the name of the next bay to the north, now known as Gordons Bay. Coogee was orginally called, “Bobroi”.

For more info on Gordons Bay Beach

Address: Major Street, Coogee NSW 2034, Australia

 

11. Clovelly Beach

Clovelly Beach is a small and tranquil beach, located the mouth of a narrow bay between two rocky ridges.

Clovelly Beach is an ideal place for people who are scared of the surf because it’s more like a bay.

Over the years the council has constructed concrete platforms and promenades on both sides of the bay. So it has easy to flat access along bay & perfect place for sun baking, bring a towel or fold up chair & sunscreen.

On the southern side of the beach is a 25 x 6m saltwater rockpool. On the northern side, you’ll find a ramp & access steps into the water providing easy disabled access.

The beach is a very popular snorkelling & SCUBA diving site with a diverse range of underwater marine life.

The beach is home to a large local Blue Groper nicknamed “Bluey”.

Clovelly Beach is part of the Bronte-Coogee Aquatic Reserve. So it’s prohibited to collect cunjevoi or any marine invertebrates except blacklip abalone, eastern rock lobster and southern rock lobster. Marine vegetation cannot be collected except for sea lettuce and bait weed.

You can grab a coffee or get your kids an ice block at Sea Salt Cafe.

There’s plenty of free onstreet car parking available around the beach, and there’s also a large free car park on the southern side of the beach. But like all beaches in Summer, it can difficult to find a spot.

When you finished up at the Clovelly Beach, then head over to the Clovelly Hotel for a cold beer and wine with a great atmosphere.

For more info on Clovelly Beach

Address: 3-25R Eastbourne Avenue, Clovelly NSW 2031, Australia

12. Bronte Beach

Bronte Beach and park boasts magnificent coastal views, beautiful adjoining parkland and gully, and a bustling café strip.

Facilities include a large BBQ and picnic area, playground, showers and toilets – perfect for families wanting to enjoy a summer picnic.

Bronte is just over a kilometre’s walk south of Bondi Beach.

Bronte Beach lies 200 m south of Tamarama Beach and is a slightly bigger beach at 250 m in length, but with larger rips.

The beach itself faces east and picks up swell from any direction, but bulky headlands to the north and south and clusters of underwater rocks make conditions challenging, especially for swimmers.

The southern headland shapes Bronte’s premium wave, but it breaks across rocks, so it’s for confident board-riders only.

Those same rocks create a sheltered natural pool beloved of parents with young kids, while an ocean-fed lap pool tucked in beneath the south headland provides one of Sydney’s finest saltwater swim experiences (free entry).

Bronte Beach, well what can you say about Bronte,

On Bronte Road you’ll find plenty of Cafes & Restaurants, so you’ll have no problem grabbing a coffee, cold drinks or other treats.

At the southern end of the beach are Bronte Baths, built in 1887, the same year as the baths at Bondi. The small promenade beyond them does not link up with the Coast Walk, and an Aquatic Reserve covers the coastline south from here to Coogee.

The beach sits in a picturesque valley, in front of 10 ha Bronte Park, a wide grassy park.

Bronte Park is superb and well worth exploring.

A little difficult to walk to the park a little downhill. If you get there, it is worth it.

Enjoy a picnic, with picnic tables, heaps of sheltered seating available and drinking water. Throw a steak on the 3 BBQ’s

Your kids will love playgrounds, or can run around to their heart’s content, or kick a ball

Bronte a popular beach, but this keeps the lifesavers and year round lifeguards busy with an average of 130 rescues a year. The surf club was formed in 1907, though patrols commenced in 1903.

If you are swimming at Tamarama or Bronte, definitely stay between the flags. Check your location as rip feeder currents will be moving water, and you toward the northern or southern headland rips depending on the wave direction.

The beach is fronted by a surf zone that is usually occupied by 2-3 rips, one at either end against the headlands, and at times a third one in the centre, with a rock pool on the southern head adjacent to the surf club.

If you get caught in a rip, stay calm, raise your hand and await rescue.

The southern headland rip is known as the ‘Bronte Express’ and provides a fast ride out to sea. An additional hazard is the rocks off the southern end of the beach, an area favoured by board riders.

If you want a Surf, you’ll get both lefts and rights found out amongst the rocks at McKenzies when Tamarama is closed to board riders during patrol hours.

Bronte Beach is open to boardriders and contains Bronte Reef at the south end, which can produce good rights during east to southeast swell, while a beach break left occupies the northern half.

You’ll find a fair amount of parking at the old tramway cutting except in Summer or sizzling summer days. Bronte Beache gets regular government bus service.

For more info on Bronte Beach

Address: Bronte Road Bronte NSW 2024, Australia

13. Tamarama Beach

Tamarama Beach a small beach wedged between two protruding sandstone headlands.

Tamarama Beach is only 80 m long, with the narrow sand filled valley behind the beach flowing into 3 ha of well maintained park and picnic areas

Tamarama beach has or usual beach stuff, Cafe, Drinking water, BBQ’s, picnic area, playgrounds, showers, & toilets

Just be careful when swimming because it’s one of the most dangerous surf beaches in Australia and prone to strong currents.

If you are swimming at Tamarama or Bronte, definitely stay between the flags. Check your location as rip feeder currents will be moving water, and you toward the northern or southern headland rips depending on the wave direction. If you are caught in a rip, stay calm, raise your hand and await rescue.

Tamarama averages 150 rescues each year or 5.5% per 100 .swimmers the highest on Sydney’s southern beaches.

The beach is patrolled by Tamarama SLSC, founded in 1907 and one of the oldest in Australia, and Waverley council lifeguards year round.

If Surfing your go then find both lefts and rights amongst the rocks at McKenzies. Tamarama is closed to board riders during patrol hours.

Tamarama Beach is better known as glamorama rather than Tamarama. It’s the little beach between Bronte and Bondi.

Tamarama Bay has had many names. It was called as Dixons Bay after Dr Dixon, a local landowner.

Until the 1880s, the whole gulley was a delight of glens, ferns and waterfalls, known as Fletchers Glen, and considered the most beautiful spot on the coast.

It comes as no surprise that wealthy developers saw an opportunity when the tramway arrived in 1887. So this became the sight of the Bondi Aquarium in the park behind the beach. The aquarium had more than just fishes & penguins, with Swings, Merry go rounds, shooting galleries, Roller coasters & Ice Skating Rink.

In 1891 the aquarium burnt down & in 1906 morphed into Wonderland City, which was the forerunner for Luna Park, it closed in 1911. In 1920 it turned into a public park.

Its Aboriginal name was Oramaramma, which how it got its present name Tamarama.

Parking is a pain at the best of times.

For more info on Tamarama Park – Glebe

Address: Tamarama Marine Dr, Sydney NSW 2026, Australia

 

14. Mackenzies Beach

MacKenzies Beach is one of the smallest beaches in NSW, and it’s not always there. This quiet coastal nook between Bondi Beach and Tamarama Beach 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.

Aboriginal name: Grama Grama.

For more info on MacKenzies Beach

Address: 2 Gaerloch Ave, Tamarama NSW 2026, Australia

15. Bondi Beach

Bondi
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 Beach.

Bondi Beach
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
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
Ocean.

The sea did finally claim his life when he crashed into the Indian Ocean in 1935.

Swimming
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.

Surfing
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 Beach. 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.

For more info on Bondi Beach

Address: Campbell Parade Bondi NSW 2026, Australia

So there are 15 beaches in the Eastern Suburbs if you don’t count the 2 smaller section of beach from Bondi & Maroubra.

Bondi  is made up  of North Bondi & Bondi Beach

Maroubra is made up of Maroubra & South Maroubra Beach.

So if you want to count these as separate beaches then there are 17 beaches in the Eastern Suburbs.

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