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Bondi Beach

Queen Elizabeth Drive, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
+612 8362 3406
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Ranked #48 of 300 Attractions in Sydney
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Type: Beaches
Activities: Surfing, Walking, Swimming, Dining, Nightlife, Drinking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description: Bondi Beach is Australia's most famous beach with glorious golden sands, stunning surf and a vibrant seaside village. It's a great destination for... more »
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Vancouver, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Not quite as nice as Manly, but still worth the trip! Pretty popular but wasn't too crowded at peak hours! Great for swimming

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Mission Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

this is the highlight of the trip to Sydney, the weather was awesome and everywhere we looked there was a picture opportunity

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

loved the atmosphere and the beach itself, but I am obviously too accustomed to European beaches. I mean, come on, no eating on the beach, no drinking, no smoking...what next, no talking or sunbathing. I'm all for clean beaches and there is nothing worse than Litter on a beach, but surely education is the key, not prohibition.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Very popular beach with good services, restaurants and cafes, not too far a way from the Sydney city center.

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Manila, Philippines
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

It was my first time to see bondi beach. I particularly love the fine sand and the cleanliness of the beach, though the wind was so cold we couldn't get in the water. My son enjoyed playing in the sand while we sit there to people watch. A nice place to relax! :)

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Cavan, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

7.00am on a September morning we watched the sun come up over Bondi beach as the 'beautiful people' completed their early morning exercise routine. From the running, walking, swimming and surfing of the action minded to the meditating calm of those more at peace with the world, the spectacle was amazing and we were thrilled to let the experience lap... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Stunning beach, great for people watching and for surfing lessons, but for some strange reason Manly beach was much more appealing and welcoming. It's a good 45-min bus trip from the city.but I'm sure there are plenty of similar but less popular places around, which I unfortunately I didn't have time to discover...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Upon arrival at Bondi, my breath was taken away. Bar the throngs of people, the sights and sounds were a feast. Let the sounds of rushing waves wash away any worries, and take a refreshing walk in the trail. One more thing- the fish and chips located in the stall around the beach was TO-DIE-FOR.

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Newport Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A bit of a tourist trap...don't get me wrong, the beach is beautiful, but you can find other ones less crowded.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It is a beach, it is in Bondi, strangely it reminded my family of an old English seaside resort. Like the views, the people on it and the parking facilities but there are better beaches in Australia, and let's face it Sydney. Worth visiting as it is the home of the Bucket List restaurant, fabulous.

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