Bondi Beach, 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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    Bondi Beach

    by mario_spring_83 Written Mar 27, 2005

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    Though this is for sure (with Manly) the most touristic beach of Sydney, and for this reason, maybe, not the best one, it is without doubt a great place to enjoy a sunny day surronded by young people (and families as well). There are lots of nice bars and restaurants and the beach itself is cool.
    The main activity here around (like in every Australian beach) is surfing despite the signals that warn you about the sharks who sometimes eat a swimmer or a surfer...
    By the way it is also possible to lay under the sun and spend a relaxing day

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    Bondi Beach

    by arv1 Written Mar 20, 2005

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    There are many beaches in the surrounding areas of Sydney, but I honestly think that the blue 'Sydney explorer' is the way to go, as it takes you on a very scenic route to the world famous Bondi Beach!

    I was very excited about going here as I have heard wonderful things about Australian beaches, Bondi Beach in particular. But also, because it was my first opportunity to 'touch' the Pacific Ocean!

    We went at a stupid time, so the sky wasn't very bright, bright enough but still, I recommend going very early in the morning!! The sand was an amazing colour, and it was great seeing surfers doing what they do best!! There was not one piece of seaweed anywhere, which i was ecstatic about!!

    There are a lot of shops and restaurants where you can get amazing seafood (or so i have heard...I don't eat seafood...!), But all in all, it was a great trip.

    Obviously its best to go during the Australian summer, though it is still great in winter!! Don't miss out ok?

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    World famous Bondi Beach

    by sabrina_florida Updated Feb 25, 2005

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    You know Bondi in Argentina (pronounced bondee) is the slang for bus!
    Anyway, Bondi is the biggest and most crowded beach in Sydney.
    Packed with surfers, young people and families (weekends) as well.
    If you want a snack you just cross the street. There are lots of shops. Also there are people selling bottles of home made juice in trolleys.
    At the weekend there is a market with very nice craft.

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    Surfs up @ Bondi

    by weewatty Written Feb 2, 2005

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    No visit to Sydney is complete without a trip to Australia's most famous patch of sand, Bondi Beach.

    Don't know what I was expecting but really its just a beach, sounds silly but i was prepared for something a bit more mystical. Saying that it is a good beach, a wide expanse of sand giving us loads of room on the day we visited, although i hear it gets packed on Holidays.

    Watching the numerous surfers catching a wave passes a good half hour, and talent spotting on the beach ;-) takes up the rest of the day while you sit back and catch some rays, remembering ofcourse to slap on the sun lotion.

    More than enough eateries on the streets directly off the beach, take a walk up to the ocean pool at the South End of Bondi, a good spot for taking pics.

    Visit the link i have included in this tip, i get pictures from Bondi beach in my email in box every morning because i subscribed to their free service

    Last in's a Flaming Gallah!!!
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    Bondi Beach

    by MikeAtSea Written Jan 8, 2005

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    This is certainly Sydneys best known beach and also very busy. A half kilometer stretch of wide sandy beach lined with cafes, restaurants and shops that is frequented by Syndeysiders and visitors a like.

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  • Bondi Beach

    by grkboiler Updated Dec 15, 2004

    This is one of the most beautiful and famous beaches in the world. The water and waves are great, the scenery is amazing, and even walking on the road along the beach is fun. This is a good place for surfers.

    There are plenty of shops and restaurants here, and some hotels. Bondi has a great atmosphere. Definitely spend a day on the beach here.

    See my Bondi Beach page for more pics.

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    by martin_nl Written Nov 2, 2004

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    The most popular beach in Sydney has to be Bondi. It is also one of the most beautiful. Doesn't it look stunning on the picture. Yes when I took the shot it was very very busy since it was Christmas, but it is just as busy on a sunny and hot weekend day, so come early for a good spot. Bondi has big waves usually, so hours of fun guarenteed if you want to surf or swim!! Sometimes there are rips though, so make sure you stay between the flags where the life guards can see you! Also don't go in too far or too long without taking a rest. I had to take someone to less deep water since he was exhausted.

    Beside being a wonderful beach for lots of activities, Bondi is also the start or finish of the Bondi to Coogee scenic walk. This is a walk of a couple of hours that will take you to some other beaches like Bronte and Tamarama. These beaches aren't as busy and well worth checking out.

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    Bondi Beach

    by blue_b Written Aug 11, 2004

    The view here of the whole seasiew is breathtaking and you can see everyone just coming here to enjoy the sun and the waves.

    There are people there just doing almost everything...from surfing, to sunbathing and even i was there just to relax the day away...

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    Bondi Beach et al

    by iandsmith Written Jul 1, 2004

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    Yes, here's something you may not know Bondi Beach for - a sculpture symposium!
    Held towards the end of the year, invitees can display their work and sell it off afterwards. This way you get to see fresh stuff every year and the artisitically inclined get to make some money. Well, some of them do.
    Of course, one of the great things about this type of art is - it's free!

    Just a bit of polish there...
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  • Bondi Beach

    by Randy121 Written May 22, 2004

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    If you like the ocean then you should visit Bondi Beach. We caught the local city bus which took about 20 minutes from downtown Sydney.

    There are places to eat across the street from the beach. You can also walk on the rocky shoreline on the left side of the beach.

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    Loads to do.....

    by littlebush Updated Oct 30, 2003

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    Ok, where do i start.........
    beaches - Bondi - very popular, touristy,very trendy, more expensive, but still a great place to hang out,people watch and be seen. loads of cafes,bars and restaurants in the area, surfing on the beach and just general chillin out! xmas day here is a must!!
    Manly beach, across the harbour, is also very popular and alot more laid back. pop in the steyne pub for a beer!
    Coogee - very popular with backpackers, and a much more laid back feel about it. go in the CBH for a beer!
    Bronte - between Bondi and Coogee, a lot quieter but with big waves in the sea.

    sights to see - darling harbour - tourist attraction with aquarium and all that kinda stuff.
    the opera house - does it need an introduction. totally awesome piece of architechture, and it really hits u that your in sydney once u stand next to the bloody great thing!
    the harbour bridge - u can climb it for about £120, takes 4 hours, or just look at it and realise your in sydney!
    botanical gardens - near the opera house, very nice to chill out.
    sydney zoo - i never went but meant to be good.
    harbour cruises - meant to be good.
    centre point - go to the observation deck for great views.
    shopping on pitt and george street.
    nightlife - bars and clubs and big backpacker hang outs all over the city in every suburb!

    day trips - blue mountains/katoomba, maybe a 2 day trip to fully apreciate this awesome scenery!

    other stuff - sydney to hobart yacht race, starts boxing day, go to watsons bay and watch the boats going out to hobart.

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    Bondi Beach

    by Mez77 Updated Sep 15, 2003

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    Bondi Beach is quite famous with Australians and visitors alike. I love the atmosphere at Bondi. You have a great, clean beach nestled between two cliffs full of townhouses. Along the foreshore are a myriad of retaurants. It is the place to be if you are young and beautiful. I went anyway :o).

    There are a number of walks that you can take around Bondi, or you can sit on the beach and relax.

    There are activities all year round, many of them are centered around the Pavilion. From kite flying and surfing competitions, to festivals, markets and galleries.

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    Bondi Beach

    by keeweechic Updated Aug 5, 2003

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    Bondi Beach (pronounced Bond-eye) is found in the Waverley area of east Sydney. It is very well known and one of two popular beaches (the other is Manly). It stretches for about a kilometre and nestled in between two headlands. In summer it is packed with sunbathers and surfers.

    Remarks are often made about the number of 'kiwi's that live and frequent this area...well what can I say, we spread ourselves around. Away from the beach there are lots of cafes and restaurants.

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    Any beach is great

    by kooka3 Written Jun 28, 2003

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    I haven't been to all the beaches - that would be tough since there are heaps of them - but I can tell you about a few good ones.

    Bondi Beach (pronounced bone-dye): This is one of the most famous beaches. It is amazingly popular with both Aussies and tourists. It's really big, clean, and has lots of services (bathrooms, showers, first aid stations). There is also a huge boardwalk area, so you can spend a whole day in the area. There are restaurants, shops, arcades, etc. If you get off the immediate beach area (go inland even 2-3 blocks), you will find more great restaurants and shops that are much less touristy and less expensive. It's a wonderful suburb to wander in. There's also Bondi, a separate suburb. In Bondi Beach, someplace close to the beach itself, is a place called Death By Chocolate - if you like chocolate, it's worth finding! I don't remember exactly where it is, but I'm sure people can stear you in the right direction.

    Bronte (pronounced like the authors): So pretty! Smaller than Bondi, and a better picnicy sort of area. Clean beach, lots of grassy areas. Not touristy like Bondi.

    Manly: Very similar to Bondi in that it's touristy and there is a lot to do. Great place for a half-full day if you want to combine swimming/tanning with other things without wasting travel time. The big differences: there is a nice (but expensive) aquarium there, and there are also a few amusement park rides where the ferry comes in. You can also combine a ferry ride over to Manly -- do a lot of tourist things at once!

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