Bondi Beach, Sydney

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    Bondi Beach

    by traveloturc Written Jul 3, 2006

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    Bondi is one of the famous beaches of the world.I was schocked to see the desperate graffiti of a turkish man who was looking for his girlfriend (Turkish too) in the long wall around the beach.No need to say that ýt take me sometime to understand that it was written in my language. Anyway be careful with the sun if you are not used to.

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    Everybody says Bondi Beach...

    by carstenj Updated May 11, 2006

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    Bondi Beach is synonomous with Sydney for most overseas travellers, and yes it is a tourist thing to do, but Bondi is far from the only beach.
    I personally prefer the north shore beaches; Manly/Queenscliff Beaches are wide and long with a pretty nice corso and some excellent cafe's and restaurants along the beach front, Palm Beach, Whale Beach are excellent but harder to get to as they're further north, and my personal favourite is Freshwater Beach, right next to Manly.
    The southern beaches include; Bronte Beach is small and charming, Maroubra is a surf beach.
    each Sydney beach has its own personality, and most are reasonable surf beaches, some are really good. Beach going is the Australian heritage and it shows, go see the surf rescue volunteers compete (if you get the chance).
    At Manly Beach you can take your first surf lesson (at the North Steyne Surf Rescue) for $a resonable price.

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    Bondi Beach

    by bijo69 Written Apr 11, 2006

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    Bondi Beach is certainly the most popular of Sydney's beaches. It's certainly a very nice, also it's not my absolute favourite.
    Apart from swimming and surfing it's a good place for going out and for shopping aswell.

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    Bondi beach

    by aukahkay Written Mar 17, 2006

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    Bondi is well known for its great sandy beach, as well as its surf. It is a modern and trendy coastal resort, and is the most famous of all Sydney beaches. Bondi has a number of cafes and restaurants which look out over the beach and makes a great place to stay and visit. If you are a surfer, Bondi offers great waves to ride on. Otherwise, simply place a towel on the beach and enjoy the cool sea breeze.

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    Bondi Beach - you've all heard of it

    by amyhenderson Updated Feb 10, 2006

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    Bondi Beach during the week

    So you think what trip to Sydney would be complete without a trip to Bondi Beach? Well, you are right.

    However, just a warning not to expect a little paradise of a beach. Bondi is very developed and built up and has apartments, restaurants, bars & clubs built all around it. Its a constant people parade with flexing muscles and improving tans.

    If you're not into that scene (or just a bit scared of the harsh Australian sun) I would recommend going there for an early evening meal, a walk along the promenade & if you behaved, an ice-cream.

    If/when you are beaching it at Bondi, make sure you try both North & South ends of
    the beach. They seem to have sub-cultures at each end. South is more travellers,
    low profile locals & surfers. North is more posers, muscle guys & young
    families.

    There are plenty of good ones in this area! A favourite is DEFINITELY 'Blue Orange' on Hall Street, Bondi. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner ALL scrumptious.

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    Bondi Beach

    by ZiOOlek Written Nov 21, 2005

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    Sydney is famous for its excellent surfing beaches. Most of Sydney's 37 beaches are situated within 30 minutes of the city's CBD by public transport. Bondi Beach is one of Australia's most famous beaches and among the world's most well-known beaches. The beach is roughly a kilometre long and is patrolled by lifesavers who make swimmers stay between the yellow and red flags.

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    Bondi Sense of Humour

    by namidub Written Oct 31, 2005

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    This beach has been said as popular spot during summer,but when i visited it wasnt summer.so there're lesser people surfing and hanging out at this place during non-summer.To get here,take a public bus.There are rows of shops and cafes too nearby.Nice place.

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    Bondi Beach

    by Tayto Updated Aug 12, 2005

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    The answer to the previous question is Bondi Beach and it was taken in 2004 would you believe. When I saw Bondi it reminded me of a beach scene for like the 60's or 70's in Ireland ! Ok so its not cold but the absence of any beach umberellas and loungers while probably a good thing, is like a throw back to a bygone era of going to the beach with just your towel, bucket and spade and probably if you live in Ireland or the UK a wind jammer to stop being sand blasted or frozen to death by the chilly breeze !! However the real atractin of Bondi is when you get down to the beach itself and you experience the surf that you know why its so famous. Its great to watch skilled surfers on the right hand side of the bay surfing the waves. I expected Bondi to be full of muscle bound body beautiful types and while of course they are there they do not dominate the beach and it really is a place full of all shapes and sizes which is great for the more self conscious bathers !

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    Bondi Beach

    by xuessium Written Jul 4, 2005

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    Bondi Beach is definitely one of Australia's most famous beaches. The beach is roughly a kilometre long and is patrolled by lifesavers who make swimmers stay between the yellow and red flags.

    It has fine sand and the waters beautifully blue with plenty of surfers dude and gals having a go at the waves. This place is packed tight on the weekends with plenty of beautiful blonzed (and baked) bodies.

    How to get there:
    Bus numbers 380, 381, 382 and 389 serves Bondi Beach from Sydney. Bus fares are calculated according to the number of sections you travel. It's all a bit complex for tourists but briefly it's A$1.60 from Bondi Junction, A$2.70 from Paddington and Darlinghurst and A$3.60 from Circular Quay.

    There is a train service from the city (via Town Hall) to Bondi Junction. The Sydney train system finishes around midnight. There are a couple of later trains on Friday and Saturday nights at 12:09 and 12:39. At weekends, the trains run every 15 minutes on 10, 25, 40 and 55 from Bondi Junction to the city.

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    Bondi Beach

    by travelina Written May 31, 2005
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    Pronounced "Bone-day" by locals. This was a great beach, but still chilly water in mid-Nov. People were still surfing and swimming, though, but I much preferred staying on the beach. There were many people, but not crowded. The sun is very strong mid-day, and sunblock is a must!

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    Bondi Beach

    by SmilingTraveller Updated May 20, 2005

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    Certainly not one of Sydney's most beautiful beaches, but being one of the most famous in the world it should rate a visit.

    The beach is approximately a kilometre in length and is patrolled by lifesavers who ensure that swimmers stay between the red & yellow flags - very important that travellers do this as many rescues are necessary every year due to lack of experience swimming at surf beaches. During the summer months Bondi Beach can be very crowded, but the water is clean and the sand is also cleaned every day.

    Bondi is a great place for people watching and there are some good cafes and restaurants along the beachfront. There are also many other activities all year round at Bondi Beach, many of them are centered around the Pavilion. Activities range from surfing competitions and kite flying to festivals, markets & galleries.

    From 17 December 2004, Bondi Beach and all other beaches in the Waverley Council precinct were deemed "Non Smoking" zones. Hurrah!!

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    Head down to Beautiful Bondi Beach

    by ATXtraveler Written May 7, 2005

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    Bondi Beach is an international icon, from which many people will be seen. The street in front of the beach is lined with international cuisine, the walkway lined with casual walkers, hurried surfers trying to get to the water, and many people cramming in to see the world famous Bondi. One of the most enjoyable things we did on our trip was to walk around this beach, but then also to break out and walk down towards some of the smaller beaches south of Bondi. Take the walkway south from the beach toward the famous Icebergs Swimming Pool, and start your adventure!

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    Bondi Beach

    by mezzyb2000 Written Apr 19, 2005
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    A must see Beach town! The water is warm all year round. Walk along the beach to find all types of restaurants for everyone's taste buds. Catch the train (faster) from the city to Bondi Junction, catch a bus at the train station to the beach. I would not recommend taking a bus from the city due to traffic and not all buses have air conditioning! Best time to shop in this area is off season. You can find all sorts of bargains and the weather is still beautiful in the winter time!!!

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    Bondi Beach

    by Maximilian21 Written Apr 15, 2005

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    A Sydney Icon and probably is most famous beach.It is situated in the Eastern Suburbs, several kilometres from the centre of the city. Large numbers of tourists visit Bondi Beach throughout the year (mostly british).

    Bondi Beach hosted the beach volleyball competition at the 2000 Summer Olympics. Bondi Beach is the end point of the City to Surf Fun Run. The run is held each year in late winter/early spring. The race attracts over 60,000 entrants who complete the 14 km run from the central business district of Sydney to Bondi Beach.
    Its probably not my beach of choice (largely because of the distance from my house) but its a big backpackers hub and a must do should you come to sydney.

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    Bondi Beach

    by terps94 Updated Apr 2, 2005

    If you are obsess with water then head to this famous beach. For me this beach is a bit touristy but if u want to soak in some sun and try some surfing then this is the place for you. Then again I was told by many the reason why some people flock here is because of the eye candy.

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