The golden crescent that is Bondi is the closest beach to Sydneys city centre and is a classic example of the Australian beach culture. Bondi Beach is a modern and trendy coastal resort, which is very popular and well known for its great sandy beach, as well as its surf.
The beach is backed by attractive parkland, popular amongst joggers, power walkers, roller bladers, skaters and cyclists.
Big waves at Bondi Beach attract surfers from all over the world. Bondi is the home to Australias oldest life saving club, the Bondi Surf Bathers, which was established in 1906. Lifesavers patrol while people play beach volleyball, sunbake, swim and bodyboard.
The Bondi Pavilion was built in 1928 as deluxe changerooms but these have now been turned into a community centre. Theatre shows, dance parties, outdoor film festivals, workshops and classes are now run from the Pavilion.
Campbell Parade is the ocean road where the majority of the cafes and shops can be found. There is also a lively and busy atmosphere along here, whatever time of day.
Learn to surf or if you already know a few moves but don't have your own board, then you can hire both surf boards and boogie boards from the small hire shop on the beach.