If you love sand, sun and surf then Bondi Beach needs to be on your “must do list” when you visit scorching Sydney. Stretching along one kilometre of the east coast of Sydney it has spectacular views of the Tasman Sea, an array of food outlets and warm water to bathe in. Only 7km east from Sydney CBD, it’s a great place to head to for an afternoon to enjoy the sun.
The rips in the water are important to mention. The northern end is rated at a gentle 4, with the southern end rated as a 7 due to a famous rip current known as “Backpackers Express”. The proximity to the bus stop means that if you catch the bus out to Bondi, you will get off at the Southern end. Beach goers are tempted to jump in the water there, but for inexperienced swimming tourists, it is best to walk further north and swim between the yellow and red flags. The south end of the beach is generally reserved for Australian locals who know the water well and surf it daily.
Worried about Bruce from Finding Nemo coming in to investigate you in your bikini? Don’t be! There is an underwater shark net in place in the summer months.
Bondi Beach has a commercial area along Campbell Parade and adjacent side streets flooded with many cafes, takeaway food outlets and restaurants.