Bondi Beach is the closest surf beach to the CBD and perhaps the most iconic beach in Australia. It is home to the world’s first surf life saving club which was founded in 1907. It’s a very popular beach and in the summer holidays can host as many as 30,000 people on a stretch of sand maybe no more than 800 metres long. Despite the number of people it is a vibrant and exciting place. You can either get active and try your hand at surfing or swim•ming or sit on the grassy hill and watch the world pass you by. The beach is not renowned for great surf but does have the occasional good day. Surfing is prohibited at the north end of the beach. If you are a novice and would like to try surfing then contact one of the surf schools that can get you on your feet in no time. If you are an experienced surfer then head to South Bondi.
The name of the beach has Aboriginal origins – meaning “water breaking over rocks”, or “sound of water breaking over rocks”.
Beach. Right and left directions.
How to get there:
Train: The closest station is Bondi Junction. It is possible to walk from here to the beach, but it will take about 30 minutes. Bus: Bus 333 runs from Elizabeth Street (near Bathurst Street) in the city to Bondi. It is a short walk from the bus stop to the beach. The same bus also runs from Bondi Junction Interchange.
Car: If you are keen on driving, there is some parking near to the beach, and on the surrounding streets. To get there from the city, head out on Oxford Street through Bondi Junction and onto Bondi Road, which will take you all the way to the beach.