We did the Bondi to Coogee walk but did it the opposite way round. It’s a 6 km coastal walk through Coogee, Clovelly, Bronte, Tamarama and finally Bondi. A must do if you visit Sydney!
The coastal walk features stunning views, beaches, parks, cliffs, bays and rock pools. The beaches and parks offer a place to rest, swim or a chance to eat at one of the many cafes, hotels, restaurants or takeaways. Most beaches offer picnic shelters, play areas, kiosks, toilets and change-rooms, Tamarama, Bronte, Coogee and Maroubra have free electric barbecues which we made use of for Lewis’ birthday. The Bondi to Coogee coastal walk is a medium grade urban walk but there are some steep gradient paths and several staircases along the track. There are rest stops with great views and seating, it takes about two hours to complete the walk from Bondi Beach to Coogee Beach. Add another hour and a half if you choose to continue to Maroubra. An added bonus is the route has many places to refill your water bottle or drinking fountains (if you forget your bottle like we did) to make sure you don’t get dehydrated along the way.
The Bondi to Tamarama walk is the venue for the Sculpture by the Sea, Tamarama Beach (“Glamarama”) is the place to be seen, Mackenzie’s Point is a favorite with surfers and Bronte Beach is popular with families. A board walk takes you past Waverley Cemetery, the most scenic burial ground in the world. Swim snorkel at Clovelly Beach, dive at Gordon’s Bay the home of “the underwater nature trail”. Enjoy the cafes and Wylie’s Bath at Coogee and visit the Lurline Bay wetlands. Although an urban walk the Bondi to Coogee walk is open to the elements, make sure you wear comfy shoes, bring a hat, sunglasses and slap on the sunscreen even if the sun isn’t out!