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    Eastern Suburbs Beaches... Part V

    by Joseph69 Updated Dec 1, 2008

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    Maroubra Beach
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    My home beach, and obviously, one of my favourites. It isn't crowded like the others and you can always find a spot to lay your towel on the sand. It's a farely large beach with great surf.

    If you don't want waves, a visit to Mahon Pool (on the northern side about 300 metres past the beach along the cliff-face) is really nice. There is also a nice little cafe near Mahon Pool.

    It doesn't have the lively scene of Bondi or Coogee, but it's a nice beach without dealing with the crowds.

    Type = Surf. Salt-water bathing pools available. Bars, cafes.

    There is also a rifle range located south of the beach for anyone wanting to have some practice. It's located on a peninsula... prized location these days!

    Getting There = From Bondi Junction Railway station or Coogee Beach, get the 353 bus. Alternatively, you may walk along the coastal walk via Tamarama, Bronte, Clovelly and Coogee beaches. From the city centre, either get the 377 or 396 bus.

    Maroubra Beach looking northwards Maroubra Beach looking south and rifle range Mahon Pool Mahon Pool
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    Eastern Suburbs Beaches... Part IV

    by Joseph69 Updated Nov 16, 2008

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    La Perouse
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    At the southern tip of the peninsula, it offers restaurants, a national park and the "snake man" on weekends who shows off his snakes. It's a great show! Just provide a donation to him as payment.

    There is also Bare Island... an old fort built within the island. You can also see Kurnell where Captain James Cook first landed, the mouth of Botany Bay, the oil refinery and airoplanes flying over Botany Bay either landing or taking off to/from Sydney Airport.

    The national park to the east is nice for some bush walking or maybe some spear fishing. There are good golf coarses nearby also.

    There are a few beaches around La Perouse (one of the western side with a view of the oil refinery) and two on the eastern side (nicer). Conwong Beach and Little Conwong Beach... the latter is a nudist beach but not formally nude. I recommend walking straight past this beach as it's mainly of men "hanging out".

    Type = Calm. Restaurants, national park.

    Getting There = From the city centre, get the L94, 394 or X94 bus.

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    HOT!!IN THE CITY GO TO THE BEACH..SOUTHSIDE..

    by DennyP Written Nov 14, 2008

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    When visiting Sydney in the summer the weather can become very hot and if you like the beach then jump on a bus or train/bus and go to the one of many of the fine Eastern suburbs beaches..ie: Bondi, Bronte, Tamarama,Clovelly or Coogee..These are wonderful Sydney beaches that are very well known especially Bondi and Coogee beaches..it certainly is a budget way to spend the day. The majority of Sydneys beaches are patrolled by life guards for your safety...Transport depends on where you are staying in Sydney's eastern or western or southern suburbs..trains and/or connecting busses will get you to the beach of your choice..timetables for busses and trains are available at various train stations and bus info is a quick phone call..yes..ALWAYS REMEMBER...when swimming on Australian beaches...
    ALWAYS SWIM BETWEEN THE FLAGS..THESE ARE THERE FOR YOUR SAFETY..

    BONDI BEACH..A SYDNEY ICON..PLENTY OF ROOM FOR YOU MOST BEACHES HAVE AFTER SURF SHOWERS CLOVELLY BEACH AND POOL COOGEE BEACH ANOTHER LOVELY SYDNEY BEACH A GREAT WAY TO SPEND A REALLY HOT DAY IN SYDNEY
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    Bondi Beach

    by ValbyDK Updated Oct 19, 2008

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    Bondi Beach is a popular beach, located 7 km east of the Sydney central business district. The Beach is about one kilometre long and is well known for its great sandy beach, as well as its surf.

    The Beach is a nice place to take a rest; you can just sit down and watch the surfers or the beautiful sunset.

    Bondi Beach Bondi Beach - Sunset
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    ICONIC BONDI BEACH IN WINTER

    by AusPinay Written Jul 23, 2008

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    As my vter/mate was a few days away from going back home, I took her to the iconic and very popular Sydney beach, BONDI. At first sight of the scenic beach, its big waves lapping before our almost frozen bodies, that winter day being so cold at around 8 degrees, my friend's face lighted up and all she could say was, "Bondi is truly beautiful!" The public baths of course were isolated but you could see BONDI in a new light in winter.

    Luckily it got sunny after a few minutes while we were taking photos, so it was a bonus, the much welcome heat from the bright sun was enough to help us withstand the cool breeze from the ocean.

    Even in winter, BONDI is still magical, just imagine it in summer when it gets so crowded and the nudists sunbathers are around too! So whatever the season, this place is fantastic!

    Look for the amenities toward the left side at the arcade in front of the beach- showers and toilets are there, including heaps of shopping and restaurants.

    at Bondi, near the public baths Scenic Sydney icon BONDI BEACH The public baths at Bondi My friend and I in front of the arcade at Bondi
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    Beaches

    by Gypsystravels Updated Dec 16, 2007

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    The beaches of Sydney are world class. Why not make a day of hanging out at one of the many beaches located here in Sydney?

    I loved Manly Beach. We spent a nice leisurely day here. The water was a bit rough and the weather a bit chilly, but that didn't stop many of the beachgoers from enjoying a beautiful day.

    Crowded Manly Beach
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    Cliff Top Beach Walk

    by Llewster Written Sep 4, 2007

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    This is my No. 1 Top thing to do in Sydney. An exhilarating walk from picturesque beach to picturesque beach. You can take the scenic route and get closer to the edge or just stick to the cement joggers path. Take your swimmers and towel if it's summer and go for a swim when you're feeling too hot. Don't forget suncream as the walk will take a while - 4hrs.

    You can do the trip either Coogee to Bondi or the other way around. You can finish the trip at the Bondi Pavillion or the Coogee Bay Hotel.

    Its always nice to have some fish and chips at Bronte Beach on the way.

    They have the Sculpture by the Sea festival along this route in early November and is alway a good way to enjoy the walk.

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    Bondi to Clovelly beach walk

    by authoress Written Jun 21, 2007

    This is a really nice walk along the coast with some gorgeous views. It ends at the Clovelly cemetary and from there we wandered over to the Clovelly Hotel for drinks and lunch. It's not too strenuous of a walk and you can stop at several beaches along the way.

    Along the way A tiny sculpture of lifeguards on a rock Clovelly Cemetary Amazing rock formations Another tiny sculpture
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    Bondi Beach

    by didgeridorien Updated Apr 26, 2007

    You'll have to go to Bondi when you are in Sydney. It's a small beach, but you can sunbathe, swim and do a bit of surfing. Get some fish (with shark in Australia) &chips and eat them on the beach like a real Ozzie.

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  • Beautiful Bondi Beach

    by dustyelisa Updated Apr 21, 2007

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    Bondi Beach is a 40 minute bus ride from Circular Quay. It's approximately $8 Australian for the return trip. Bondi Beach is approximately 1 km, making it much smaller than Manly Beach. It has severe rip tides, not far from the shore which are featured on the "Rescues at Bondi" a famous local TV show. The water is absolutely gorgeous - the jewel toned blues and greens you expect from the South Pacific. The beach is packed on weekends, but I was still able to find a spot on the sand and the nearby benches. I visited in mid-April and the weather was perfect. The sun was warm and the breeze from the ocean was divine.

    The nearby shops and restaurants are uneventful, but I hear Bondi Junction is a great shopping mecca and a good destination when it rains.

    Bondi - Center Bondi - Right Side Bondi - Left Side
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    Walk from Coogee Beach to Bondi Beach

    by sinjabc Written Apr 6, 2007

    Some people I met who live near Coogee Beach took me on a walk along the ocean from Coogee Beach to Bondi Beach. We stopped at this nice place for breakfast (unfortuately I cannot remember the name!).

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    Bondi Beach

    by Marlfox Updated Mar 22, 2007

    Probably the most famous beach in Sydney- and probaby one of the worst.

    Fills up with tourists really easily, and the local area ia an absolute dive.

    The waterfront is full of greasy Greecian restaurants and cheap tourist shops. Thres a few good surf shops, and getting a Bondi surf shirt is kinda compulsary. Other than that tho- wouldnt really recommend it. Head over to Manley- much better

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    Eastern Suburbs Beaches... Part III

    by Joseph69 Updated Jan 8, 2007

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    Coogee Beach
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    This is a nice beach during the day and at night, it sometimes can get a little noisy with many tourists and locals drinking heavily at the locals bars and pubs. There are plenty of nice restaurants and cafes too, so it can be enjoyed regardless of the weather. There is also a nice park that runs along the length of the beach.

    Type = Surf. Salt-water bathing pools available. Bars, cafes and restaurants.

    Getting There = From Bondi Beach, bus route 222 or you may walk along the coastal walk via Tamarama, Bronte and Clovelly beaches. From the city centre, get the bus 370, 372 or 373. From Bondi Junction Station, get the 313 bus.

    Maroubra Beach
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    See the "Eastern Suburbs Beaches... Part V" tip for Maroubra Beach and photos!

    Coogee Beach looking northwards Coogee Beach looking towards sea baths/pool Coogee Bay Road street scene Fresh water showers to remove any salt/sand Coogee Beach parkside
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    Bondi

    by leffe3 Updated Sep 17, 2006

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    One of the most famous beaches in the world - Bondi. Its known as the 'K-Mart' of beaches in Sydney as it is one of the most built up and popular. Be as it may, its still a beautiful sight - wide sands, blue waters, breakers and surfers. The rip can be very dodgy but even so....Not the most beautiful, but certainly a lotta fun! And of course the epynonymous surfers... :)

    Off the beach it has one of the highest concentration of budget accommodation outside Victoria St in The Cross and Hall Street is packed with cafes/bars/restaurants.

    You can also walk and follow the coast both north and south (see Tamarama tip for heading south). Head north to North Bondi to get great views back over the beach and, take life and limb in hand and walk across the Golf Course to get great views along the coast.

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    Eastern Suburbs Beaches...Part II

    by Joseph69 Updated Aug 16, 2006

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    Tamarama Beach
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    Very small beach, but cute. I quite like it! There isn't much there, but I suggest you go as it's very unique with cliffs on both sides and the beach is quite narrow.

    Type = Ocean beach, quiet.

    Getting There = Walk along the beautiful coastal walk from Bondi Beach or from the city centre, get the train to Bondi Junction Railway Station, then take the 381 bus and get out at Fletcher St (ask the driver for assistance), and it's a 300 metre walk to the beach.

    Bronte Beach
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    One of my favourites, if not my favourite beach in the Eastern Suburbs. Beautiful trees along the beach, as well as a nice park and a handful of cafes. I strongly suggest a visit to this beach. You will understand why.

    Type = Surf. Salt-water bathing pools available. Cafes.

    Getting There = Get a train to Bondi Junction Railway station and board the 378 bus. Bus route 222 can take you from Bondi Beach to Bronte Beach too. Alternatively, you may walk south from Bondi or Tamarama Beach along the fantastic coastal walk.

    Clovelly Beach
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    This is another cute little beach, but it feels more like a gigantic pool than a beach! It's marvellous for families as it's very safe. There is a cafe but other services are limited. If you like to go snorkelling, this is the best and safest place in the eastern suburbs. Many people snorkel here and there are some nice fish to view too.

    Type = Calm. Snorkelling. Cafe.

    Getting There = From Bondi Junction Railway Station, get the 360 bus and stop at Clovelly Rd near Keith St. Then walk easterly for 300 meters. Or, get the 339 bus from the city centre and this takes you directly to the beach. From Bondi or Tamarama or Bronte beaches, take the beautiful coastal walk south until you get to Clovelly.

    Tamarama Beach... looking southwards.
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