Sydney's Bondi Beach

Visiting Bondi Beach

Arguably Australia’s most famous stretch of coastline, Bondi Beach is an iconic destination that’s popular with locals and tourists, alike.

The 1km long beach attracts visitors all through the year, with people coming from all over the world to experience the sights, sounds, and celebrated lifestyle of Bondi.

Things to do in Bondi

This is one beach suburb where you will never get bored. There is no shortage of activities in Bondi, ranging from adventure and sport to simply taking in some of the best people-watching in the city.

Hit the water

One of the most popular pastimes on Bondi Beach, of course, is getting into the water for a swim, paddle board, surf or a quick dip.

The northern end of Bondi Beach has been rated four, on a scale of one to ten for wave size and power. This is the preferred part of the beach for swimming. The southern side is mostly reserved for surfers, as the break there has been rated a solid seven, by Surf Life Saving Australia.

Surfing and paddle boarding lessons are available on the beach – just pop in and visit the Bondi Pavilion for information about equipment hire and instructors.

If you’d prefer something a little more protected, the pools at Bondi Icebergs are a great place to get in some laps. Facilities also include a bistro, balcony with a bar, a gym and massage therapy.

Bondi Pavilion

The historic Bondi Pavilion functions as a thriving community centre in the heart of Bondi.

Housing a theatre and a gallery, the pavilion is the site of many cultural and film festivals. It also has rehearsal, meeting and function rooms, as well as a number of shops. Changing rooms and public toilets are also available.

Restaurants and Cafés

Bondi Beach is famous for its café culture and fine dining.

Whether you’re in the mood for a soy latte and a stroll, a lazy all-day breakfast in a hip eatery, or a seafood banquet with a million dollar view, Bondi has it covered.

Bondi Road and Campbell Parade, winding their way around the beach and headland, are lined with fare from every corner of the globe. There are also a good number of trendy bars and licensed restaurants featuring modern Australian, fusion, and authentically exotic cuisines, as well as drinks that range from a bucket of beers to some truly creative cocktails.