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“Small but enjoyable”
Review of Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach
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Sydney, Bondi Beach and Kings Cross Afternoon Tour
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Small-Group Blue Mountains Day Trip from Sydney with River Cruise
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Private Best of Bondi Tour Including Surf Lesson and Lunch at Icebergs Dining...
Ranked #31 of 478 things to do in Sydney
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Bondi Beach is famous for its glistening ocean, pristine sands, reliable surf and seaside spirit. It's laid back coastal lifestyle, cafe culture, boutique shops and thriving, eclectic community is equally enticing.Come and enjoy the quintessential Australian culture and surf lifestyle of this vibrant seaside community!
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
“Small but enjoyable”
Reviewed 28 November 2013

The beach itself is pretty small, and usually packed (even during Winter). We liked this place not just because it's a beautiful beach, but also because of the numerous eateries and shops nearby that keep you entertained throughout the day. Easily able to spend a whole day in the area.

Visited July 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“What a gem!”
Reviewed 26 November 2013

Crashed on the couch of a friend who lived across from Bondi Beach. Went out and sat on the sand at sunrise. Saw local Aussies head out to swim in the sea while the waves came crashing in, birds floating on the breeze. I know I have to go back again someday. It was sensual, spiritual and magical at the same time. Aussies are so blessed, and I`m so jealous!

Visited December 2012
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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Bondi Beach- Nothing but surfers paradise.”
Reviewed 24 November 2013

There is nothing for Tourists but a heaven for local surfers for its high tides. Missed the coastal walkway. Also, expensive cafes and restaurants. Bit far from the city. Manly is much better. We went in a plesant evening time , hardly few visitors except the regular surfers and the group of lil buys getting trained by a trainer. Luckily carried myself some snacks and fruits.

Visited November 2013
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Streatley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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“Not as good as it's fame suggests”
Reviewed 23 November 2013 via mobile

Sure it was clean with nice golden sand, but given its reputation, a little disappointing. Smaller than I expected and for surfing, not a patch on Ipanema in Rio. Manly on the north side of the harbour is nicer if you only have time for one and the ferry trip to Manly nicer than the bus to Bondi if you are relying on public transport.

Visited September 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
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“Manly Is Preferable”
Reviewed 20 November 2013 via mobile

If you can only get to one beach while in Sydney then give the overly hyped Bondi Beach a miss and take the ferry over to Manly Beach instead. Bondi beachfront does not have much to offer; shops, restaurants, grass, shade, etc, etc are all quite poor. The only things going for Bondi is the beach itself and the Tamarama Costal Walk. Even getting there by public transport requires a train/bus combination. Not worth the time and effort involved unless you feel the need to impress friends and family back home.

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