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Visit Bondi Beach - Sydney

Updated on August 25, 2016
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Bondi beach is Sydney's most famous beach and an Australian icon. Bondi is an aboriginal name roughly means, "noise of tumbling waters" , a description that sums up this beach and its rolling surf.

Bondi is the closest beach to the city (8 kilometres from city to sand) and home to one of the oldest Surf Life Saving Clubs (1906). The beach is roughly a kilometre long and is patrolled by lifesavers.

T-Shirts and Surfing Accessory Shop at Bondi Beach
T-Shirts and Surfing Accessory Shop at Bondi Beach
Mosaic Bench
Mosaic Bench

There are some fantastic pubs, bars, and cafes as well as good bookshops, and surf and clothing shops along Campbell Parade, it is a lively and busy atmosphere

During summer you will likely to witness surf carnival and beach events.

You can even play golf overlooking the ocean at the public Bondi Golf Course.

Bondi is a great place to stay with a growing range of accommodation, including hostels, bed and breakfast and hotels to suit all budgets.


Sydneysiders come to this world-famous strip of surf and sand to relax and play. Whether it is summer or winter, you can swim, surf, sunbathe, walk, jog eat, drink or simply just sit in the sand and enjoy the view.

 How to get to Bondi Beach  - You can take the train from any Sydney train station to connect to trains going to Bondi Junction, then a bus to Bondi Beach. Check this website for a detailed guide

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Bondi Beach is also the end point of the City to Surf Fun Run which is held each year in August.

The race attracts thousands of runners not only from Sydney but even overseas, entrants complete 14 km run from Park St and College Street and go through the city and finished at Bondi Beach.

City to Surf

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2007 City to Surf Fun Run
2007 City to Surf Fun Run
2007 City to Surf Fun Run

Sculpture by the Sea at Bondi Beach

Bondi beach is the home of the annual event Sculpture by the Sea which features over 100 sculptures designed by artist around the world.

Sculpture by the Sea is one of Australia's largest annual outdoor free to public exhibition, the sculptures are staged along the coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama Beach for just under three weeks, usually late October to early November.

You can find the exact dates by visiting the Sculpture by the sea website.

More Sculpture by the Sea Photos


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      carol_peterson85 7 years ago

      Welcome to Sydney Showcase presenting what’s on in Sydney and surrounds, major Sydney attractions, places to stay, plus quality Sydney visitor information designed to enhance your Sydney holiday experience. Sydney Australia is an amazing city full of colour, entertainment, world class events, exquisite dining, unique adventure and attractions, situated on the world's most spectacular harbour.

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      MM Del Rosario 8 years ago from NSW, Australia

      Hi Zuzu,

      I have added a link on how to get to Bondi, there are also maps given for free on Sydney Information booth around Sydney train station.

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      MM Del Rosario 10 years ago from NSW, Australia

      Hi G-MA

      I decided to delete the comment.....Nice of you to drop by..

      Hi Lisa- I also like that sculpture, I once use it as my profile picture...

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      Merle Ann Johnson 10 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      I got the very same comment just after you ???who and what is this be careful G-Ma :o) hugs

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      Lisakg 10 years ago from Caribbean

      I especially love the sculpture by Frank Malerba 'Bondi Fashion Accessory'. It's simply fascinating. Some people are just extremely talented.

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      Eileen Hughes 10 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Looks great and the sand looks white. Not many beaches have white sand except over here in the west (australia) In some places very fine look pristeen.

      Thanks for sharing nice photos

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      Bob Ewing 10 years ago from New Brunswick

      looks like a great place to visit.