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Whether you are a tourist or a local the Coastal Walkway in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs is a must do. The great thing about this walk is that it can be done all year round and it is ever changing. You see natural beauty and meet people from various places whilst enjoying fresh air and exercise.
The walk can be done in either direction and can be broken down into smaller sections. As can be seen in the map there are plenty of parks and places to stop along the way. Whether you are interested in nature, exercise, people watching or history you will be entertained by this walk.
Along the way you will pass many beautiful beaches and parks. This iconic tourist attraction originated from a NSW government project of the 1930s and has undergone many upgrades over the decades. Walkways alongside the historic Waverley Cemetery were damaged in 2016 storms. Information about the detours and points of interest can be found on here.
Throughout the year various events such as Festival of the Winds in September and Sculptures By The Sea in October/November and are held in areas adjacent to the walk. As you approach Bondi the path becomes busier and the variety of languages spoken increases. This walkway is well used by international tourists as well as locals getting their daily exercise.
The gradient is medium and there are a few steep staircases along the way. The walk has plenty of facilities in the parks and at the beaches. There are shops, cafes, toilets, water as well as patrolled beaches, pools and playgrounds. Public transport is always close at hand if you get too tired or the weather turns.