Bondi Beach might be Sydney’s most infamous beach, but there are so many other beaches in Sydney worth exploring. The Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk is the best way to discover Sydney’s beaches and spend half a day gawking at the city’s beautiful coastline. Here’s what to expect on the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk.
Tip: the coastal walk is nearly four miles long and takes 1-2 hours to complete at a leisurely place. You’ll definitely want to allot more time, however, to stop and enjoy the beaches and views along the way.
It should come as no surprise that a visit to Bondi Beach is a must-do while in Sydney. Sydney’s most iconic beach is famous for its glistening ocean, pristine sands and impressive waves beloved by surfers. Plan to spend some time soaking up the rays and views, or opt to take a dip at the dramatic oceanfront pool at the Bondi Icebergs Club. Admission costs AU$6.50 and includes access to the pool and sauna.
Bondi to Tamarama
The Bondi to Coogee walk begins near the Icebergs pool. From there, follow the road and take the stairway down toward the ocean. The concrete walking track offers sweeping views of North and South Bondi. One of the best parts of the walk is just around the corner from Bondi as Tamarama Beach comes into view. The views are stunning!
Tip: if you’re in Sydney during the spring, be sure to check out the annual Sculpture by the Sea outdoor exhibition. The Bondi to Tamarama walk hosts the event around October/November every year where over a 100 sculptures are displayed along the coast.
Tamarama to Bronte
Continuing south from Tamarama, the path joins the paved road, then diverts down a staircase leading to Bronte Beach. Tamarama Beach and Bronte Beach are not very far apart, and the walk is level and offers great views of the Pacific Ocean. Be sure to check out the oceanfront Bronte rock pool where admission is free!
Bronte to Clovelly
Being about halfway through, Bronte is a popular end point for most, but don’t stop there! Continue past the Bronte rock pool and follow the path that leads up some steep stairs, joins the road and then separates again. The expansive and historic Waverly cemetery perched atop sandstone cliffs and rock platforms will soon come into view. The path is level as you make your way through the cemetery and on towards Clovelly Beach, which sits at the end of a narrow bay.
Clovelly to Coogee
Continuing south from Clovelly Beach, Coogee Beach will soon come into your frame of view. Clovelly Beach is much more tranquil than Bondi Beach and sits at the mouth of a narrow bay between two rocky ridges. It’s the perfect place to sit, relax and marvel at the natural beauty that is the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk.
Tip: start the walk from the southern end at Coogee Beach and head north past Tamarama, Bronte and finish with spectacular views of Bondi Beach and the oceanfront Iceberg pool.