Review of the Bondi To Bronte Coastal Walk
Rated as one of the world’s most picturesque walks, the Bondi To Bronte Coastal Walk has many fans the world over. This article will cover the following points:
- Why I Love the Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk
- How Long is the Walk?
- Where Do You Start The Walk?
Why I Love the Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk
The first thing I love about the Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk is how close it takes you to the ocean.
As you walk from Bronte to Bondi (or Bondi to Bronte), there are times you can almost touch the surface of the water with an outstretched hand. At other times, you are quite high above the waves and can watch the surfers from up high.
The second thing I love about this walk is the fact that sometimes dolphins and whales come to play in the waters off Bondi and Bronte. In late 2005, I saw a whole pod of dolphins (there must have been about 15 or 16 of them) catching waves off Bronte Beach, just like surfers. It was quite an amazing experience, and to think that people often pay big money to go on whale-watching tours - and here it was all on a platter for me while I was just walking around.
The third thing I love about this walk is the sheer number of beautiful people on the path with you. The path can become quite busy on weekends, but this is a good thing as there are many beautiful and fit people to check out (all while wearing sunnies of course).
How Long is the Walk?
The actual walk between Bondi Beach and Bronte Beach is is 3.5 kilometres long (2.2 miles).
However, if you were to start at Bondi Beach and walk to Bronte Beach, you could keep walking well past Bronte to Clovelly Beach, Gordon’s Bay, Coogee Beach, Lurline Bay and then finally Maroubra Beach.
You can do the walk in both directions, or if you’re feeling like 3.5 kilometres is enough, you can do the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk in one direction and then catch a bus back (changing buses at Bondi Junction).
There are great cafes at both Bronte and Bondi Beaches so you can treat yourself to a well-deserved drink.
Where Do You Start The Walk?
It’s quite easy to access the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk.
If you’re at Bondi Beach, walk past the Bondi Icebergs (on Notts Avenue, off Campbell Parade). Once you’re at the end of Notts Avenue you will see a staircase on your left. That is the beginning of the Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk (if you don’t count the section spanning the beachfront at Bondi, which is part of the 3.5 kilometres / 2.2 miles).
If you’re in Bronte Beach, walk past the lifesaving club (which is incidentally the world’s oldest lifesaving club) and head up the staircase (the water should be on your right).