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Located in the village of Bondi Beach, just four miles east of the Sydney central business district in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, Bondi Beach is a one-kilometer-long, world-famous, immensely popular crescent-shaped golden sand beach with many rocky portions. The beach is positioned between two rocky headlands and has a beautiful backdrop of renowned Bondi Beach Park, Bondi Skate Park, Bondi Pavilion, Campbell Parade, beachfront bars, cafes, restaurants, hotels, a shopping center, and a nearby supermarket, namely Woolworths Metro Bondi Beach, which together offer incredible views. The beach is home to the world's first lifesaving club, the Bondi Surf Bathers' Life Saving Club, and the North Bondi Surf Lifesaving Club, which is a federation club. These clubs were involved in the largest rescue ever on February 6th, 1938, in a single day, known as 'Black Sunday.'of Randall Kaplan, the world’s foremost beach expert who is known as Mr. Beach.

Bondi Beach has many amenities, including lifeguards, a saltwater pool, restrooms, showers, changing rooms, grassy parks, picnic areas, picnic shelters, a barbeque grill facility, a cultural center, an outdoor gym, water fountains, trash cans, two surf lifesaving clubs, a public transportation facility, boutiques, nearby restaurants, cafes, kiosks, beach equipment rental facilities, locker rental facilities, free wifi, and a paved promenade.

Bondi Beach is a family-friendly beach that offers many fun activities, including swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, surfing, paddleboarding, rock fishing, yoga, walking, and rockpooling. If you are planning to go into the water, it has a safe designated swimming area marked with red and yellow flags, but we recommend being cautious as the water is known to have unpredictable rip currents. Visitors can also enjoy a 50-meter ocean pool (a small pool of seawater that forms along the coastline and is a microhabitat that is home to many sea creatures) positioned on the southern end of the beach, the Bondi Icebergs, which provides safe swimming areas. Another, Bondi Beach Public Baths, located near the Bondi Pavilion, offer a sheltered swimming area for families and children.

The beach is a perfect spot for windsurfing due to its frequently windy weather and great waves from southeasterly winds. The southern headland rip is popularly known as the 'Backpackers Rip' and provides a fast ride out to sea, whereas the northern end is the perfect spot for beginners to go surfing. Snorkelers and divers may spot an array of marine life, making it a fascinating spot for nature enthusiasts. If you enjoy fishing, you may catch a variety of fish. Depending on the time of the year, visitors may spot whales and dolphins in the water near the beach. Rarely, they may spot fairy penguins near the southern end of the beach.  Bondi to Coogee Walk is a paved coastal footpath that runs along the rocky cliff near the beach and is frequented by tourists, runners, and walkers to enjoy the sunrise. 

The beach hosts many interesting events, including rugby competitions, sculpture by the sea, the City to Surf Fun Run, the kite flying festival, beach volleyball competitions, art exhibitions, performances, Bondi beach parties, and music concerts that attract a large influx of visitors to this beach each year. An annual long-distance ocean swimming competition takes place between Bondi Beach and Bronte in December. In addition, there is a Bondi Beach Graffiti Wall near the skate park, which is a designated graffiti art space where local and international artists can showcase their work. On weekends, visitors can explore the Bondi Markets near promenade Bondi Beach, where they can relish regional delicacies on Saturdays, and on Sundays, visitors can pick up souvenirs from many stalls selling unique handmade arts and crafts. Dogs are allowed if they are on a leash, and it is open from sunrise until sunset.

Bondi Beach offers an access path for people with disabilities.

Getting to Bondi Beach is easy - the beach has a large parking lot located at Queen Elizabeth Drive near 70B Campbell Parade near an apartment complex called Ultimate Apartments Bondi Beach, where visitors have to pay $7.60 per hour (between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.) and $4.60 per hour after 7 p.m. Also, there are a few parking spots near Woolworths Metro Bondi Beach where you have to pay $5.40 per hour.  

Alternatively, if you are looking for free street parking spots, you can park near 53-55 Blair Street, but you have to walk for around eight minutes west to access the beach.

The beach name "Bondi" originates from an Aboriginal word meaning "water breaking over rocks" or "noise of water breaking over rocks." Bondi Beach was included in the Australian National Heritage List in 2008 and is considered the most visited tourist destination in Australia. 

It is a popular filming location and has been featured in many commercials, movies, and television shows, including Bondi Rescue and Bondi Vet.

Interestingly, 1,010 bikini-wearing women participated in the largest-ever swimsuit photo shoot at Bondi Beach in 2007, setting a new Guinness World Record.

In 2000, Bondi Beach hosted the beach volleyball competition during the Summer Olympics. A temporary stadium with 10,000 seats, a smaller stadium, two warm-up courts, and three training courts were erected to accommodate the competition.

The beach also holds Australian Surf Lifesaving Championship gold medals in R&R (rescue and resuscitation), and North Bondi holds the most gold medals in March Past.

There are many attractions near Bondi Beach.  Bondi to Coogee Walk is a six-kilometer-long moderately challenging coastal walking trail located in Goldstein Reserve that meanders through beaches, parks, cliffs, bays, and rock pools, which together provide Instagram-worthy views.  Centennial Park is a dog-friendly Victorian park spread over 467 acres with ponds, three playgrounds, cycling paths, sports fields, gardens, restrooms, walking paths, picnic tables, benches, and trash cans. In addition, the park hosts many interesting events and festivals throughout the year.    Sydney Tower Eye is a 309-meter-tall observation tower that has an indoor and outdoor observation deck and offers panoramic views of Sydney and its suburbs.  Luna Park Sydney is a family-friendly amusement park that features many thrill rides, including the Wild Mouse spinning roller coaster, the Tumble Bug neo-futurist orbiter ride, the big dipper, the Ferris wheel, the carousel, tea cups, the express train, and many other fun rides. In addition, it also has a gaming arcade and carnival-style games. If you are looking for another nearby attraction, The Macquarie Lighthouse is the first and longest-serving lighthouse in Australia, located on Dunbar Head in the Municipality of Woollahra. This 26-meter-high operational lighthouse has served as an important navigational aid for ships entering Sydney Harbour since 1791.

If you get hungry, there are many great restaurants on Bondi Beach.  Icebergs Dining Room and Bar is a waterfront upscale restaurant positioned on the southern end of the beach that serves incredible Italian food. It also offers pre-designed two-course meals and three-course meals. Ikaria Bondi serves Mediterranean food, including salads, seafood, meat, and poultry dishes.  Sean's serves pre-designed three-course meals. Pompei's serves amazing salads, pizzas, sandwiches, burgers, seafood, meat, pork, and poultry dishes. If you are looking for another good and affordable nearby restaurant, Don Pedros Bondi is another beachfront restaurant that serves incredible fajitas, burritos, nachos, tacos, quesadillas, seafood, meat, and poultry dishes.

If you are looking for a hotel near Bondi Beach, there are many great options nearby. If you are looking for an upscale hotel, the 5-Star SKYE Suites Green Square is 23 minutes away by car and offers many amenities, including an infinity pool, a hot tub, a spa, a sauna, a fitness center, and a restaurant. A more affordable hotel is the waterfront 4-Star QT Bondi, which has a few amenities, including a fitness center and rooms with kitchenettes. Another moderately priced option is the 4-Star Adina Apartment Hotel Bondi Beach Sydney, which has several amenities, including an outdoor pool, a fitness center, an outdoor seating area, and hot tubs. A more reasonably priced option is the 3-Star Hotel Ravesis, which offers several amenities, including a nightclub, a bar, a rooftop deck, and a garden. If you are looking for another good and affordable nearby hotel, the 3-Star Royal Hotel Randwick offers a few amenities, including a whirlpool bath and an atrium with sitting areas.

Top Amenities at Bondi Beach

Amenities

  • ATM

  • Lifeguard

  • Playground

  • Restrooms

  • Showers

  • Activities

  • Bike Paths

  • Fishing

  • Surfing

  • Volleyball

  • Rentals

  • Bikes

  • Fishing Boats

  • Jet Skiing

  • Kayaking Canoeing

  • Sailing

  • Waterskiing

  • Windsurfing

  • Food

  • Bars

  • Local Beach Vendor

  • Restaurants

  • Access

  • Car Access

  • Disabled Access

  • Foot Access

  • Parking - Paid

  • Public Bus Stop

  • Top Traveler Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Surf through our FAQs to help you find your perfect beach!

    Does Bondi Beach have parking? If so, is it free or paid?

    Bondi Beach does not have dedicated parking but has street parking near the entrance.

    Does Bondi Beach have lifeguards?

    Yes, Bondi Beach ensures safety with professional lifeguards on duty throughout the day, offering peace of mind for beachgoers.

    Is Bondi Beach a family-friendly beach?

    Bondi Beach is the perfect family destination, offering clean restrooms, vigilant lifeguards, and a variety of nearby food options, ensuring an enjoyable day for all.

    Is Bondi Beach good for swimming?

    Bondi Beach boasts excellent swimming conditions, attracting swimmers of all skill levels with its gentle waves and clear waters.

    Does Bondi Beach have restrooms?

    Restrooms are conveniently available on or adjacent to the beach at Bondi Beach.

    Is Bondi Beach a nude beach?

    No, Bondi Beach maintains a family-friendly atmosphere and does not allow nude bathing.

    Is there food near Bondi Beach?

    Bondi Beach has multiple food options near or on the beach, including restaurants and beach vendors.

    What are the activities at Bondi Beach?

    Bondi Beach is renowned for its vibrant beach scene, offering various activities for everyone to enjoy Bike Paths, Fishing, Surfing, Volleyball.

    Does Bondi Beach have accommodations for people with disabilities?

    Yes, Bondi Beach offers accommodations for people with disabilities, allowing everyone to relish the coastal experience.

    Is Bondi Beach a dog-friendly beach?

    Bondi Beach is not dog-friendly.

    Is Bondi Beach good for surfing?

    Yes, surfing is an activity that is frequently enjoyed at Bondi Beach.

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