Tamarama Beach

Tamarama Beach, Bondi: Address, Tamarama Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Tamarama Beach
4.5
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom6,620 contributions
Every single tourist is familiar with Bondi Beach but just around the corner, you’ll find Tamarama beach, smaller, slightly quieter but equally beautiful beach.
If you are doing the popular Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk and starting at Bondi this is the very next beach you come to.
It’s only a fraction of the length of Bondi and whereas Bondi stretches on for a kilometre or so, Tamarama is hemmed in by two prominent sandstone headlands and rocky platforms.
It’s very scenic and has long been known as ‘Glamourama', a playground for ‘beautiful people’ and Instagrammers.
It's not necessarily the best beach for everyone. Unpredictable surf conditions and strong currents can combine to cause tricky rips and shifting sandbars. Weak swimmers and tourists unused to surf conditions should be a little cautious.
The beach is patrolled and has a park with a cafe, playground and BBQs but overall, it’s less family friendly than other beaches. Bronte Beach with its ocean pool and calm, gentle ‘Bogey Hole’ is a better family option.
We walked by recently and noticed that the iconic Tamarama SLS clubhouse, perched on the cliff top, is undergoing a complete renovation. Established in 1906, the aqua blue and custard yellow clubhouse has long been a recognisable feature of Tamarama and will be missed.
Written April 15, 2022
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S4nnyBunny
Melbourne1,875 contributions
Solo
Along the Bondi to Coogee trail, I believe this is the best beach in my opinion. It’s the most well rounded, has a bit of everything beach; not so crowded, nice clean sand, outstanding views, nice little green park behind the beach, bbq facilities on offer, public toilets, little public gym area and of course that beautiful blue water. Personally I prefer this than the crowded and touristy Bondi Beach, but just depends on your own tastes.
Written April 24, 2021
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raj b
Bharuch, India160 contributions
Great if you want to bodysurf and are a sttrong confident swimmer, dangerous if not. Absolutely some of Sydney's best surf if you are in the first category. For the rest there is people watching, Sydney's beautiful people come here to meet.
Written February 26, 2020
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noob1985
313 contributions
I like dogs, a lot. I just do not like dog poop on the beach sand. Despite it being a dog-free beach, the life guards and the rangers do not care enough to do anything about it (there was a dog resting under the life guard tower). I counted 7-8 dogs at any given time for a period of 5 hours. They were peeing and pooping around the areas were small children were playing in the sand. Nice!
Written February 9, 2020
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia40,271 contributions
Tamarama is a lovely beach, almost secluded. The water is beautiful and the views are just wonderful. You can have a nice swim and you can also have your cup of coffee. We have done the Bondi to Bronte Walk and back and enjoyed the amazing, panoramic views. The rocks are great and the feeling is indescribable whilst up at the top. Tamarama beach is also a space exhibiting the Sculptures By The Sea. Highly recommended.
Written November 12, 2019
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Runaustralia
73 contributions
Friends
This place sells Mango Smoothies for $9.50 but they are actually milkshakes ( ice cream ) and do not expect anything healthy in it.
They do not mention this and only admitted when asked saying this is how it’s done all over Aus!( yeah right) The owner is making a fortune hear and is very arrogant.Captive market at its best.Avoid!
Written December 29, 2018
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Joel
Vancouver, Canada23 contributions
If you're early, you may be able to find a parking spot on the road beside the beach. But the beautiful views along the lengthy walk from Bondi via the cliff trail is reason enough to park at Bondi and walk to Tamarama. I live in Vancouver now but I used to take my family to Tamarama mainly because it is narrow, has a good playground and park and the beach has a high north rock cliff with overhangs, giving cool shelter to my two little kids from the burning sun. After seeing almost all the major beaches in Sydney, this is where I always return to.
Written April 10, 2006
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Eyes of Jane
Lisbon, Portugal48 contributions
This was the first beach we went to when we arrived in Sydney, and it was so nice! The only thing is that it is quite small and busy, so we didn't find an amazing spot to lay down. Also, the sand has some wooden things (like small sticks) that might hurt your feet if you're not careful.
Written March 17, 2020
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八千代 西
120 contributions
Friends
We walked from Bondi Beach to Tamara Beach. It made us relaxed and amazed with the scenery. We saw a dog playing with the waves. It was a lot of fun to see.
Written February 10, 2020
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Kikka1931
Italy262 contributions
We came here in two occasions.

The first one was during our Bondi to Coogee coastal walk - which I would recommend by the way - the second one to just chillax and also have a better look at the some of the sculptures of Sculpture by the Sea exhibition.

I am aware that it is also called 'glamarama' but to be completely honest, maybe because it was week-end, we just saw a nice melting pot of locals (family, friends) and tourists enjoying the breeze, chatting, swimming, surfing. It was not jam-packed and as busy as Bondi beach.

I think the best thing to do would be to start early in the morning the Bondi to Coogee walk (starting from Coogee) and then stopping by at this beach to rest for a while, then keep going. By doing that you can easily spend the whole morning having a nice and relaxing stroll.
Written December 22, 2019
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