Bondi Beach Sydney Australia

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Walk & Swim with ChaMike at Bondi Beach.

Mike and I were certain that whatever the weather might be, we will surely visit Bondi Beach. Remember that we visited Australia post summer and pre-autumn so we were unsure if the water was bearable to swim. Nonetheless, I wore my swimsuit underneath just in case. 

Bondi Beach is considered to be one of the most well-known beaches in Australia. Aside from the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach is another iconic spot in Sydney every tourist should visit. The one-kilometer long city beach is visited by thousands of tourists yearly, not to mention famous hollywood celebrities like Justin Bieber, Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron to name a few. The pristine sand, great surfing waves, coastal walk and bars & restaurants make it the most popular beach in the city. 

How to get to Bondi Beach
Alight Bondi Junction Train Station
then Ride Bus 380, 381, 382 or 333 for a 15-minute ride to the beach.

Bus Station

Entrance Fees
There are no entrance fees at Bondi Beach.

Opening Time
Open daily

Before even going to the beach Mike and I had a game plan - if the weather was hot we will go plunge in the water but if it was too cold, we will just take a walking tour along the Bondi coastal walk. Which, for us, either way was a win-win situation.

Bondi Beach

The beach was just near the road so finding it was just easy. The beautiful shoreline greeted us warmly, indeed it was an excellent day to swim. Because it was still early when we arrived, few people were around so we didn't have a hard time finding a good spot.

On our way to the beach
It sure was hot. Excellent day to go swimming
Basing on the weather condition, Mike and I decided to skip the coastal walking tour and instead lounge by the beach and try the Sydney sea salt water.

Vitaman Sea
I just have to inform you that unlike in Rio de Janeiro or Bali where you can find numerous rentals of umbrellas and beach chairs, you won't find any of it here. We also didn't see vendors roaming around selling summer essentials (although I wasn't there the whole day, so I might be wrong) 

Bondi Beach kinda reminded of Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro
Sun worshippers 
Looks enticing <3
The sand is fine and the ocean is glistening, it sure was inviting to swim. But before we went for a swim, obligatory summer photos should happen first.

Stunned with all the shots Mike took, every photo was impeccable!

Of course I have to have a shot of my ring
Reflection <3
Bondi Ocean surely made a perfect summer backdrop
Ze fiancé should have one too
Bondi Beach Summer OOTD
Swimsuit | Hapeejonee
Hat | Soak Swimwear
Sunnies | Georgina Sasha (I read that the word sunnies originated in Australia)
Roundee Beach Towel | Nudo Swimwear
Thongs | Havaianas  (yes, thongs are slippers in Australia)

BONDi Girl
White x Black
Both Sunnies are from @georginasasha

Look at the size of the waves!


Save meeee!!!

When taking a shower and changing clothes remember that they do not offer covered shower kiosks; what they do have is a public open shower. You can change your clothes at the public toilet a few meters away from the beach.

Bondi Icebergs
After the quick beach escapade we tried eating at the very famous Bondi Icebergs. It is a popular rock swimming pool with a resto and bar that can give you an amazing view of the beach.

Entrance Fees
Adults | AU$ 5.5 
Children & Seniors | AU$3.5
*But if you just want to take a photo of the view, you can visit the place and just take shots, no need for entrance fees.

Opening Time
Monday - Friday | 6 am- 6:30 pm
Saturday - Sunday | 6:30 am - 6:30 pm

Bondi Icebergs
Look at the view!
Perfect Panorama
Yes, I can stay here all day!
Obligatory Iceberg Shot
Few more
In Love

Icebergs Dining Room and Bar
We didn't pay for any entrance fees but what we paid for were the food & drinks. We decided to have lunch here before leaving the beach and even if we knew that dining here was expensive, we didn't mind as we knew that we might not get to visit it again. #fomo

No 935 | Au$16
Plymouth Sloe Gin, Cherry Heering, Campari, Lemongrass, Sparkling Wine
This was my order, I want something light. But honestly, I didn't like it

No 242 | Au$19
Tanqueray Gin, Campari, House-made Grapefruit Cordial, Orange Juice, Basil, Soda
Mike's order.

Harry's Bar Sandwich | Au$14
My order is just a simple grilled cheese and ham sandwich.

Harry's Bar Sandwich

The Iceburger | Au$18
Mike's order was a hamburger and chips (they call french fries chips, btw).

The Iceburger
Lunch at the Icebergs Dining Room and Bar
Live Love Bondi
Mike and I undeniably had tons of fun at Bondi Beach. Even if we didn't get to walk at the coastal walking path, staying at the shores and enjoying the strong waves while swimming freely at Bondi Beach made this trip memorable.

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  1. Yes, vendors along the shore are not allowed. Bawal daw kasi unlike satin lol. Next time order din kyo fish and chips, specialty daw nila hihihi

    LURVEEEE YOUR PICS! Good job Mike!

    1. Aba alam ba alam!!! :) Hihi!!! thank you, Dyanie!!! :)


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