The Bondi to Coogee coastal walk makes a nice day out in Sydney. While you walk you can see the best Sydney beaches. This post shows you the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk on the map and in photos.
From Bondi they have built is a 6 km walk along the coast to Coogee. On this walk you can see the sea, cliffs and rocks and the pretty beaches of Tamarama, Bronte and Clovelly.
At any time you can stop walking and stay on the beach you like most and take a bus back to the city, or walk all the way to Coogee and take a bus back from there.
We have walked the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk many times since we love the scenery. For us it takes double the time said in travel brochures, it takes us half a day.
We like swimming in ocean waters once or twice along the route, and it may happen that we get hungry and stop somewhere for a meal.
Here you can see pictures from along the route, showing some of the best Sydney beaches.
Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk Map
The map shows the beaches on the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk and the driving route between them. The coastal walk follows the ocean shore and it’s clearly marked so you can’t get lost.
The walk starts at Bondi Beach.
Bondi is by far the most famous beach in Sydney and it is really nice both for swimmers and surfers.
In fact Bondi is a perfect beach for the whole family and for everyone. It has many trendy seaside restaurants, cafes and shops along the boulevard. We just looked in one of two shops and bought many nice things. That was not a good idea since we and had to carry them all the way to Coogee.
At Bondi there is the old-style Pavillion building that today serves as a local community centre.
If you have time for just one beach in Sydney, go and see the Bondi Beach.
How to Get to Bondi Beach
Bus and car traffic in Sydney is slow so it takes a lot of time to get to Bondi. It might help if you take a train to Bondi Junction and a bus for the last 3 km from Bondi Junction.
To make the most out of our walking trips we mostly pack our swimsuits and beach towels, just in case we should need them. And we never forget our water bottles and sunscreens.
The coastal walk begins above Bondi Baths and Bondi Icebergs clubhouse at the south end of Bondi Beach. The Icebergs members come here and swim every Sunday during the winter, which certainly is nice, even if it for us Scandinavians doesn’t sound extreme.
The path begins with lots of steps between sharp rock formations but around the corner walking gets easier and the path is all the way in a good condition. Before the first beach, the Tamarama Beach, there is a lookout at Mackenzies Point.
Tamarama Beach has a yellow Surf Life Saving Club building. This is a nice beach that especially surfers seem to like.
Around Tamarama beach there are at least three different sandy coves, quite small but they look scenic from the footpath.
The next beach is Bronte. Bronte Beach has a good picnic area with gas barbecues.
After Bronte comes the Waverley Cemetery where among many other people several notable Australians have been buried. The walk follows the cliffs.
Concrete terraces on both sides of Clovelly Bay make the beach feel more like an ocean swimming-pool. In autumn the beach looked a bit dirty, but in the summer it’s a good beach for families. The beach restaurant served an excellent lunch.
Gordons Bay has a marked underwater route for snorkellers. This stony bay is not a good beach for swimmers, but it’s nice to look at.
The path goes on and there is a bowling club area, many stairs to climb and finally you are approaching the end of the route, Coogee beach.
As we started walking in the afternoon and walking took so much time with all the stops, we reached Coogee first at dusk.
Never mind we still took a dip in the Pacific Ocean before a half-an-hour bus trip back to the city. In fact you should stay longer at Coogee, which is a pretty place.
The Bondi to Coogee coastal walk is a part of a longer Eastern Beaches Coastal Walk. The Eastern Beaches walk goes further south so you can continue walking if you wish.
The Bondi to Coogee coastal walk is a popular walk amoung Australians as well as tourists and there are always lots of people walking during the summer months. But even in autumn you can enjoy the great Sydney ocean scenery and the beaches!