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Bondi Beach, Australia

From series “Top Beaches for Surfing on Huge Waves”
Lenght: 1 000 m.

Bondi Beach is considered one of the most popular beaches in Sydney. It is located near the city. Local aborigines gave the name to this section of the coast hundreds of years ago. The word "Bondi" means "water breaking on rocks" in their language. This name fully reflects the main feature of the beach – its characteristic strong waves. This stretch of coast was privately owned in the second half of the 19th century. Francis O'Brien bought it and 200 acres of land adjacent to the coast.

He began equipping a recreation area here in 1855. Everyone could relax in the fresh air and have a picnic there. Gradually, the popularity of the equipped coast became very large. O'Brien took the initiative to restrict people's access. However, the Sydney City Council did not adopt such an initiative. Bondi Beach has officially declared a public beach in 1882.

Workers' settlements were located near the coast in the 20th century. Immigrants from various European countries actively settled the area after the end of World War II. The length of the picturesque beach is about 1,000 meters. It is considered one of the best surfing spots in the world today. Mostly experienced surfers come here. Bondi Beach is considered a rather dangerous beach for swimming and sports. There are the most dangerous back currents off its coast. The southern part of the coast is considered the most dangerous. It is only open to professional surfers.

However, some parts of the coast are considered relatively safe. They are suitable for training surfers of the average level of training. The most dangerous time to relax on the coast is considered summer. Sharks are often found off the coast during this period. The area around the beach has become a well-equipped resort in recent years. There are restaurants and cafes, water sports centers and souvenir shops here. Several well-known hotels and major cultural center “Bondi Pavilion” are located near the coast. Next - Canggu Beach

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Nearest airports:
 »  Kingsford Smith Airport SYD - in 10 km
 »  Bankstown Airport BWU - in 25 km
 »  Wollongong Airport WOL - in 86 km
 »  Williamtown Airport NTL - in 132 km
 »  Maitland Airport MTL - in 133 km
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Best hotels near Bondi Beach

Surfside Bondi Beach

Located in 0 km from Bondi Beach
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Rooms: 16
You can prepare a tasty meal in the fully equipped kitchen or relax with friends on the sundeck. There is a communal TV room with satellite channels … More: photo, rates and booking
Bondi Beach Sandcastle Accommodation

Located in 1 km from Bondi Beach
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Rooms: 6
All rooms at Bondi Beach Sandcastle Accommodation are non-smoking and feature a fan. Free street parking is available for guests. Sydney city centre … More: photo, rates and booking
Savoy Double Bay Hotel

Located in 2 km from Bondi Beach
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Rooms: 40
Each room features a direct dial telephone, heating and an en suite bathroom with shower or bath, hairdryer, toiletries and large mirrors. Executive … More: photo, rates and booking
Surfside Coogee Beach

Located in 3 km from Bondi Beach
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Rooms: 18
There is a guest lounge with satellite TV, a fully equipped communal kitchen and self-service laundry facilities. Airport transfer services are … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

The Icebergs Pool
0 km - The Icebergs Pool
In Sydney beach fans will be able to visit the unique The Icebergs pool. This amazing pool is located on the area of Bondi Beach. Its opening took place more than 80 years ago. Initially, the pool was created specifically for life-guards. It was one of the few open-air …
Sydney Opera House
5 km - Sydney Opera House
Among the most recognizable architectural landmarks of the world, a special place is occupied by the Sydney Opera House. It has long been an important symbol of not only Sydney, but the Australian continent as a whole. The building features remarkable sail-like shells …
Harbour Bridge
6 km - Harbour Bridge
Those who are tired of visiting standard lookouts, will be able to diversify the holiday in Sydney. The local Harbour Bridge is one of the largest arch bridges in the world. Several years ago, the great Pylon Lookout was constructed there. Visitors can come up via the …
SS Ayrfield Wrecks
18 km - SS Ayrfield Wrecks
SS Ayrfield Wrecks has set for eternal display near the Olympic village in Sydney. Its second name is "The Floating Forest", this name is closer to travellers than the official one. It was given because its right part is densely forested. The steamship is a real …
Great Synagogue in Sydney
19 km - Great Synagogue in Sydney
The Great Synagogue is located in Sydney. It was consecrated in 1878. It has been the main synagogue in Australia since its construction. The unusual architecture is worth noting among its outstanding features. The synagogue is very similar to a classic Catholic …
Snake Ranch
122 km - Snake Ranch
Snakes are among the most prominent representatives of the Australian fauna. So it’s not surpising that a real Snake Ranch can be found in Australia. A total of 15 snake species are presented on a farm, most of which are pythons. Snake breeding is a very profitable …

Top destination around Bondi Beach - Sydney

Almost all the attractions of Sydney are located in one area, so there’s no need to spend extra time and apply efforts to get to them. Despite the huge territory of the city, a large share of it is occupied by Royal Botanical Park. Two grand buildings are considered the main symbols of the city. These are the opera house that looks like a ship with raised sails and Harbor Bridge, which is also an observation deck with amazing views of the harbor.

During the summertime everyone in Sydney tries to move closer to numerous beaches, harbors and bays. The most famous beaches of the city are Bondi, the favorite place for surfers, and Manley, which is located among huge pine trees. The second beach is home to wood parrots, in the evening penguins sometimes appear here. Sydney is blessed with many places to visit. Among the most notable places of interest are Blue Mountains – miraculous eucalyptus forests with wonderfully pure and fragrant air, Sydney Tower - the tallest building of the Southern Hemisphere, Chinese Garden of Friendship designed strictly according to the rules of the garden design of the V century, Sydney Observatory, and the most impressive Cathedral of St. Mary made of sandstone. In Sydney you can find entertainments to fit any taste - from visiting numerous museums and galleries to entertaining tastings of Australian cuisine.
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