There are many reasons to include world famous Bondi Beach and Park in your itinerary when visiting Sydney. This spectacular white sandy beach gently curves, one kilometre along the turquoise water of the Pacific Ocean. You may even see dolphins and whales passing by the beach if you are there during their migration. Another great reason besides the spectacular views is the many great and affordable dining choices in the area.
The southern end of the beach has the strongest surf and is therefore used mostly for surfing. Swimming is not advisable in that area due to the potential for strong riptide; however there are designated areas for swimming indicated with yellow and red flags. Shark nets are placed underwater during the summer months, and there are paid lifeguards on duty 365 days a year to protect swimmers along with volunteer 'Lifesavers' on weekends and holidays.
Besides water sports, you can also enjoy relaxing or sunbathing on the grass area in the park located near the southern end of the beach. You might also enjoy a walk along the ocean boardwalk south of the beach or exploring the many nearby restaurants, cafes, shops and bars. See our Bondi Beach Restaurants page for more information on some of the great dining options. There are also some fine hotels with great ocean and beach views adjacent to the beach.
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Michelle S. Mar-15-2019
Iconic beach that's a must visit, especially because of the show Bondi Rescue. It's a bit touristy and would prefer Manly beach, but definitely a must visit... Read More
Rachel O. Apr-05-2019
Beautiful iconic beach. The sand is fine and clean. Lots of life guards on the beach, which gives peace of mind. Some of the vendors on the beach renting... Read More
Robert S. Aug-11-2019
I really enjoyed the beach on my winter visit and can only imagine the hustle and bustle during the summertime! Easy to get to via bus line from the city... Read More
Accommodations near Bondi Beach Park:
|Bus or Train and Bus Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|Bus Only: 333, 380 or 389||Bus from Circular Quay||0 to 3 minutes|
|T4 & Bus: 333, 380, 381 or 382||T4 to Bondi Junction and transfer.||0 minutes|
How to get to Bondi Beach Park by Bus or Train and Bus
If you are coming from Circular Quay the bus only option is the best due to no transfers. Buses run about every 10 minutes or less during the day. If you are close to Central, Town Hall, Martin Place or Kings Cross station, the Train and Bus option will be your best bet.
By Bus Only: Board a 333 or 380 or 389 Bus on Alfred Street near the number 2 ferry wharf and enjoy the approximately 45 minute bus ride to Bondi Beach.
By Train and Bus: Take the T4 train to Bondi Junction and transfer to any of bus number 333, 380, 381 or 382 for the 15 minute ride to the beach.
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