Tamarama Beach
Tamarama Beach
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leuveen
United Kingdom1,281 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
A beautiful, small beach, much quieter than the more popular spots. The waves are still rather big here, which makes for a great swim. The beach has a park, showers and changing rooms and a kiosk. Perfect for anyone looking for a quiet beach experience.
Written 29 February 2024
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom10,823 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Tamarama Beach is one of the beaches on the popular Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk. Starting at Bondi this is the next beach you come to.
It’s a much smaller beach than its famous neighbour, but is prettier for it.
It's not short on facilities and has a lovely grassy park at the back of the beach, a beachside cafe, changing rooms, a playground and it’s patrolled.
During the annual Sculptures by the Sea Exhibition, Tamarama hosts some of the best sculptures which are spread out across the sand and scattered throughout the park.
From Bondi Beach, it's an easy, 12 - 15 minute walk if you follow the coastal walking path around the headland.
Written 13 January 2024
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Travel Booze Food Happinesses
Toronto, Canada1,261 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
So much nice that it’s northern neighbour

It’s nice surf, life guards, beautiful sand and over all scenery was lovely and worth a stop
Written 1 March 2023
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Eyekaytoo
Leverkusen, Germany3,023 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
I spent a little time here on my Sunday walk from Bondi Beach to Coogee recently. They had forecast rain, but it held off thankfully. Nonetheless there were a few brave souls playing volleyball on the beach and a few other wet suit clad youngsters surfing under the watchful eye of the Lifeguards. I appreciated the cafe there to grab an espresso smoothie, the restrooms and the water fountains.
Written 21 November 2022
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scvrose
Fiddletown, CA1,058 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
A great place where the water is clean, few rocks, and good surf. Not real big but perfect to enjoy. Short walk to other beaches and food.
Written 19 November 2022
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia28,908 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Tamarama Beach is a narrow inlet with low cliffs and a decent patch of sand and far more interesting and picturesque than Bondi which is around the corner. One of many prety beaches onthe wealk from Coogee to Bondi.
Written 3 July 2022
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom10,823 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
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 15 April 2022
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blackeldo
Kiama, Australia2,253 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Tamarama**++ is my kind of beach. Narrow and bookended by high headlands, with nice sand and a friendly vibe, it’s a good place to be.
Jammed at the head of a narrow gully it sounds like lack of room may be a problem but in fact though narrow it is plenty deep and even at its busiest I’ve never had trouble finding room to spread a towel. The flat rocks of neighbouring MCKENZIES BAY++ immediately north offer a good spill over zone.
The beach attracts a colourful crowd – it gets more than its share of LGBT people and so there is no lack of beautiful, toned and cut bodies.
In back of the beach is a nice park with a good cafe and change sheds (both new since my visit last year).
But the thing stopping it from being excellent is dangerous surf. The narrowness of the inlet and its SE orientation mean big surf and tricky rips are common. There is a permanent rip near the SW rocks called the BRONTE EXPRESS – that’s where you’ll end up if you don’t swim sideways out of it.

TIPS – if caught in a rip tread water (a minimal effort activity – don’t try and swim against it, even strong swimmers will become exhausted). Raise your hand and wait for the lifeguards or a surfer to pick you up. Tamarama lifeguards are excellent and very vigilant of dangerous conditions. If you are a fair swimmer you can swim SIDEWAYS out of a rip (they tend to be narrow) and make your own way back to the beach.
- MCKENZIES BAY has some nice rock gutters and pools for a dip. Be careful when the surf is big. It’s a good place to watch kamikaze surfers from higher rocks when the surf is huge.
- TAMARAMA is connected by a cliffside walking path which comes from SOUTH BONDI via MCKENZIES POINT and BAY. This has some of the best coastal scenery around and is very popular with tourists and exercisers. You can continue on from TAMARAMA via a roadside footpath to BRONTE BCH**++ about 1km south.
- several years ago there was a small beach at MCKENZIES BAY – offshore sand had moved onshore in mild sea conditions. Only lasted until normal waves picked up.
- there is a free path-side exercise station++ at MCKENZIES BAY.
Written 20 February 2022
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ladies lunch
Sydney, Australia24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Solo
I walk my dog here regularly and always stop on the rocks to the left near mckenzies and have a swim. Best beach in Australia
Written 17 December 2021
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Francesco Alibrandi
Sydney, Australia6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Solo
Nice quiet beach next to bondi, best to get there is to walk or catch a bus cos parking can be stressful.
If you are not a good swimmer I advice you to avoid the rocks or swimming if the weather conditions are not good.
Written 28 June 2021
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