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Published October 15th 2010
One of the World's most famous beaches is in Sydney, Australia – Bondi Beach. Well-known amongst the World's surfing community, tourists and local residents for its swimming and surfing capabilities. Yet, do you know about some of Bondi Beaches other attractions?
Bondi Beach is home to shopping, restaurants, cafes, beach-side walks, arts and entertainment and a culture that is unique to Sydney. Vibrant and lively, Bondi Beach comes alive early in the morning and stays active right throughout the evening with its early morning joggers and its happening night life.
Take an evening stroll to South Bondi Beach and dine at Icebergs Restaurant and Bar that offers a water side view over the Cliffs, a Panoramic view that will amaze even the most difficult to please. With a range of delicious appetizers, mains and desserts, followed by a few cocktails, or light beers at the Bar, Icebergs Restaurant and Bar is a lovely way to introduce you to Bondi Beach's Attractions.
With such a great variety of Sydney attractions at Bondi Beach, why not book yourself into one of Bondi Beach's World Class Hotels and spend a week, or two in the Sunshine and Surf? Have an adventure, hire a Car or take a Tour.
Book yourself into the Bondi Beach Swiss Grand Resort and Spa and go on the Bondi Beach to Coogee Beach Coastal walk – a great way to experience the area and get a feel of the local people and Bondi Beach way of life - Fresh air, Fun and Exercise.
Getting hungry? Why not browse through the famous Bondi Beach Market, where you will find exotic food, designer clothes, hand made jewellery, retro furniture, arts and crafts and much, much more!
Open every Sunday at the local Bondi Beach Public School grounds, the Bondi Beach Market has a great Beach front view that just adds to the wonderful atmosphere that the Bondi Beach Market creates. Got something to sell, why not become a stallholder!
Fancy some exhibitions, or entertainment then make your way to the Bondi Beach Pavilion where you sit and watch the Bondi Beach crowd all day, while being entertained and spoilt by one of Bondi Beaches many exhibits and theatrical performances.
The Sydney Festival is a time when you will want to be at Bondi Beach Pavilion too, as it will be full of surprises to celebrate the amazing talent that Sydney has – its artists, performers, musicians and more.
Want more? Visit the Sculptures by the Sea exhibition, a once a year event in which local, interstate and international Sydney artists create unique artistic works on the Beach front along the walk from Bondi Beach to Coogee – Sculptures, Performance and Fanfare!
Want Excitement? Jump on a Sydney Explorer Bus that takes you on a Tour of the Eastern Suburbs – including Bondi Beach. The awesome thing about Sydney Explorer Bus is that you can get on and get off at any stage of your journey and spend all day at Bondi Beach, or simply enjoy the Tour that comes with a Guide and commentary.
Wether you're a Backpacker, Billionaire, Board rider, or looking for a Suntan, you must try one of Bondi Beach's restaurants Fish and Chips lunch, or dinners. Selected fresh from some of Sydney's finest Fisheries, Bondi Beach Fish and Chips will leave your mouth watering and you wanting more.
Bondi Beach is full of surprises - you will find Surf wear shops at Campbell Parade and Art Galleries on Curlewis Street. You will find Gelato Ice-cream along the Bondi Boardwalk and a Marine Discovery Centre for those curious animal and botany lovers.
Will you be staying longer than a day, a week? Stop by Bondi Junction Shopping Centre and you will be amazed at the choices in foods, clothing and accessories. Need a recharge for your mobile phone? Want to see a film? – Bondi Junction Shopping Centre can meet all your extended away-from-home and entertainment needs throughout your stay.
Alright, alright! So you also wish to go Surfing and Swimming, Bondi Beach has 'Learn to Surf' training and Boggy Board Hire – but remember to always swim between the Flags and never stray to far from the Beach, as it will ensure your safety and give Bondi Beach Lifesavers time to rescue you if you do get into trouble.
So pack your Bikini, or Swim wear, grab a Towel and head on down to Bondi Beach. As you can see, Bondi Beach is not just about Surfing and Swimming (although you can do that too). Why not make a day it, or spend a week or two? Some who have come to visit have ended up not leaving, so be prepared to be surprised!
Located in Sydney's eastern suburbs, Bondi Beach is a handy location for tourists and interstate travellers. Only 15 to 20 minutes from the City, Bondi Beach can be reached by one of Sydney's Buses, or by Car (Hire or your own). If you're staying at one of Bondi Beach's many accommodation options, the Beach will only be a short Stroll away.