Bondi Beach Sydney AustraliaSunday, March 20, 2016
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.
There are no entrance fees at Bondi Beach.
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.
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.
|Bondi Beach kinda reminded of Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro|
|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|
|Bondi Ocean surely made a perfect summer backdrop|
|Ze fiancé should have one too|
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)
|White x Black|
|Both Sunnies are from @georginasasha|
|Look at the size of the waves!|
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.
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.
Monday - Friday | 6 am- 6:30 pm
Saturday - Sunday | 6:30 am - 6:30 pm
|Look at the view!|
|Yes, I can stay here all day!|
|Obligatory Iceberg Shot|
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
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).
|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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