Bondi Beach was not in my list when we planned our Sydney trip, because it would be winter and I predicted that the beach would be quiet with no shops open and we couldn’t swim because of the cold water either. But then again, how would we visit Australia and not going to the beach? We loved the beaches in Australia with their clean sand, blue water, pretty sky, and of course they were free.
On the last day of our trip, we finally made a last minute plan to visit Bondi Beach. It was a very famous beach in Sydney and many people said there were much better beaches than Bondi, but the access to Bondi was very easy from our hotel and that was why we decided to visit this place.
We just needed to take bus or train (4 stations only) to Bondi Junction and continued with bus number 333 to Bondi Beach. It didn’t take a very long time to finally arrive in Bondi Beach.
For us, who doesn’t have a real beach (mostly man made) in the place where we live now and even in our hometown we must pay a lot of money to go into the not so clean beach, Bondi Beach was absolutely beyond our expectation……….well, including the cold weather because it was extremely cold with very strong wind that we didn’t get used to.
We were so happy when we saw the view. Even for daddy and I who were not big fans of the beach (hot and wet and hard to remove the sand from our body, clothes, and even toys), we were so excited to see the blue and green scenery in Bondi Beach for the first time. The lil one was always a beach lover, and he was also very happy when he arrived and didn’t refuse to take pictures for so many times and in different poses. So, it was time to take pictures……and lots of them…….since everyone was in good mood…………..and since we would never know of when we could come back here again (I think it should had been the main reason………).
To my surprise, most of the restaurants were opened that day (and there were lots of choices), I said mostly because we didn’t go to the other side of the beach, so I didn’t know exactly if there were any restaurants or if they were opened or not that day, but all the restaurants near the visitor center were opened.
There were not so many people on the beach that day, so it was very quiet and we kinda had the place for ourselves because the next persons sat very far away from us, but in the afternoon there were more tourists came (still didn’t make this place feel crowded).
We saw two surfers on the water that day and were wondering how they could did that in the cold weather like that. Unfortunately, we didn’t go to the viewing point although we bet the view would be magnificent……….but it would be a very long walk and we were all too tired that day.
There were so many seagulls on the beach and although I found them to be super cute………..apparently the boy didn’t think so and he was kind of afraid with them He said that could attack and hurt people, but don’t worry…………all the seagulls that we saw that day were very nice, especially when they wanted food. Oh yes, they were aware of food from long distance and don’t you dare to put the food on the paper bag and leave it unguarded, because the seagulls can smell food and know exactly how to open paper bags (it did happen to us in Gold Coast..and twice………).
The boy finally braved himself and went closely to the water. He tried with the wet sand first and then walked closely to the water and finally dipped his feet in the water.
Before we washed ourselves, we wanted to have another photo sessions………….with the seagulls, hahaha………..They were just too adorable even though they were quite annoying when they saw food. By the way, toilets and showers were available in the visitor center. There was also a shop selling clothes, jackets, and other things near the visitor center.
By the way, no hot water in the shower so be prepare to wash with cold water on winter.