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The Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk: Gorgeous Views and Spectacular Beaches

There are a few things that you have to experience when traveling to Sydney.  Something that you can’t miss is the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk.  Not only does the walk provide you with some amazing exercise, it gives you access to some of the most gorgeous ocean views I have ever seen.  So put on your walking shoes, some sun screen, and pack your camera for a gorgeous stroll along the water that is a must!

Lexy and I ready for the Coastal Walk!

Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk

The 411

The Bondi to Coogee Coastal walk is a total of 6km long, or a little over 3 miles.  Depending on your pace and the amount of time spent taking photos of the scenery, or taking dips at the various beaches, the walk takes about 2 hours each way.  I would recommend just doing one way and then taking the bus back because it is quite a journey.  The walk takes you along to coast past 8 beaches / points of interest and will absolutely take your breath away.  I have done the walk twice and absolutely love it!  I would recommend to definitely to bring some water and wear some comfortable walking shoes because it is quite the work out with tons of stairs and areas with intense inclines / declines.

The Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk

Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach tends the be the starting point of this coastal walk, but you are also able to start in Coogee and do it in reverse.  Read my blog “Bondi Beach: Life by the Beach is a Breeze” for more information on the Bondi Beach area and what it has to offer.  Once you head south on the boardwalk you will walk past Iceberg’s Club and begin your journey.

Myself with Bondi Beach, my home, in the background!

Great view of Bondi Beach from the Coastal Walk!

Mackenzie’s Lookout

Mackenzie’s Lookout is just up the hill from Bondi and is a great place for a photo opt.  The views back towards Bondi are gorgeous as well as the ocean views.  There is also a rocky platform that has an Aboriginal rock carving of a whale.

Great shot at Mackenzie's Lookout

Photo opt with the limestone rocks!


The first beach you will come across is Tamarama, which is a small beach filled with gorgeous people and is accurately nicknamed, Glamarama.  Tamarama is one of the most dangerous patrolled beaches in NSW, so if you decide to take a dip just be aware of the currents and safe areas.  There are also some picnic areas and a few small cafes.

Tamarama Beach with Bronte Beach in the background

Bronte Beach

Bronte Beach is the next stop on the walk and is located on Nelson Bay.  Although it still tends to have rough surf there are rock ocean pools that you can enjoy a safe and relaxing swim in.  There are also quite a few cafes and restaurants in the area.

Bronte Beach

Waverly Cemetery

I know a cemetery isn’t the ideal scenic spot in most minds, but this one is definitely one to see and not too shabby of a location to be laid to rest.  Located on the cliffs of Bronte, the Waverly Cemetery is quite well known for being the final resting spot for many famous Australians and has also been in numerous films.

Waverly Cemetery

Clovelly Beach

Clovelly Beach is actually more like a bay because it’s blocked off from the ocean by two large rocky ridges.  This beach is ideal for swimming due to the calm water conditions and the steps that have been created to make it easy accessible.  There is also a large salt water pool that is located at the south end of the beach.

Some intense stairs just past Clovelly Beach

Gordon’s Bay

I believe Gordon’s Bay is one of the most unique features along the Coastal Walk.  From the old fishing boats to the gorgeous sandstone ledges that are ideal for sunbathing, Gordon’s Bay is something to experience.  It is also known as one of the best dive spots in Sydney and is also great for snorkeling due to its unique underwater nature trail.  It’s calm waters also make it an ideal place to take a swim.

Gordon's Bay

Coogee Beach

Last but certainly not least as you make you way around the last bend you have arrived at Coogee Beach.  Coogee is a rather large beach that is calm and also a great place to take a swim.  Once in Coogee there are tons of cute cafes and bars to have a snack at or reward yourself with a nice cold beer!  Once you have a rest you can do the walk again in reverse or take the 373 Bus to Circular Quay or the the 353 Bus back to Bondi Junction.

Coogee Beach and Me!

I hope that you all found this useful and inspiring to do the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk.  Please enjoy the walk and the sites that the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney have to offer! :)

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