By Lynn Lopez
A trip to Australia is hardly complete without paying a visit to at least one of the country’s many gorgeous beaches. One of the beaches that should be on the top of your list is Bondi Beach (pronounced ‘bond-eye’) in New South Wales. If socializing, a booming nightlife, and lots of activities are the key things you look for in a beach, then Bondi Beach is the right place for you.
Bondi Beach is famous for numerous activities and events taking place throughout the year as well as surfing and scuba diving. More seasoned surfers normally head to the southern end of the beach to experience the more powerful waves. The southern end is also advisable if you seek a part of the beach that’s quieter and more relaxed. If you’re planning to spend the entire day here, you won’t want for food places to explore. Campbell Parade can keep you occupied with all its establishments and restaurants dot the entire strip.
Another interesting fact about Bondi Beach is that it’s the home of the Bondi Bathers Surf Lifesaving Club and the Bondi Icebergs. The latter is a winter swimming club while the former is an organization that was established to have a more efficient system in saving surfers and swimmers from drowning.
Predictably, Bondi Beach is buzzing with crowds during the summer season, although the rest of the year is still as exciting. The sun can be searing-hot around summer, so make sure you come to Bondi Beach with sufficient protection.
To get to Bondi beach, you can take buses 380, 382, and 389 from the center of Sydney or take the train to Bondi Junction, which will require a short walk to the beach itself.