HOW TO ENJOY BEACH LIFE IN SYDNEY IN WINTER
It is not only summer that Sydney lives and there is much to enjoy even during winter, without missing the beach style.
Days with sunshine are perfect to enjoy various activities on the Sydney beaches as if we were still in the summer.
Get fit Outdoors with Bondi to Coogee Walk
How gorgeous are the Coastal Walks in Sydney to get fit outdoors! My favourite is The Bondi to Coogee walk and is the most famous hiking trail in Sydney. Tourists from all over the world and local Sydney-siders alike come to Sydney’s east coast every day to enjoy Australia’s best beaches, lots of parks, cafe’s and restaurants on the way from Bondi Beach to Coogee Beach. The 6 km of stunning ocean views can be done around 2 or 3 hours (including stops).
You can start from Bondi Icebergs, enjoying the beautiful views over Bondi Beach before turning around the corner towards Mackenzies Bay. From there it’s only a short stroll to Tamarama Beach. The beach is lovely, small and great for surfing. Follow the coastline further south to Bronte Beach, less than 1km from Tamarama. Bronte has excellent BBQ and picnic facilities right behind the beach, is a very family friendly place. The next path is the the famous Waverley Cemetery by the sea and it ends right where Clovelly starts. Clovelly is a charming beach-side suburb with lovely beach, lawn bowls club and a large parking area.
Next stop is Gordons Bay, a small oasis, between Clovelly and Coogee. The bay is only accessible via the coastal walk. Besides fishing, Gordons Bay is also amazing for divers and snorkelers.
Before heading into Coogee, it’s worth checking out the memorial for the victims of the 2002 Bali bombings and the famous Giles Gym and Baths, a stunning area and views!
And finally we can chill at Coogee Beach, a very popular, wonderful and relaxing place. Located right behind the beach, there is the Goldstein Reserve, the large parkland area with lots of tables, barbecues and picnic areas!
Bondi has parking areas close to the beach. There is limited free street parking. Coogee has paid parking and free parking at Trenerry Reserve. Plenty of buses run between Coogee and Bondi.
At the southern end of Bondi Beach, the famous Bondi Baths is a spectacular spot for a swim. The ocean pool is next to Bondi Icebergs, which has restaurants, bars and a cafe.
On the way from Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk you can stop at the Bronte Baths, perched right on the edge of Bronte Beach. At Coogee Beach are Wylie’s Baths and McIver’s Baths, which is the only remaining women’s and children’s only ocean pool in Australia, dating back to 1886.
Even during the winter, Sydney is amazing to enjoy the beach life! And remember, everyday is one step closer to summer!!!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Cassia Mathiazi is the creator of the Local & Travel Blog heycassitravel. Find out more about things to do in Sydney and surroundings on her blog: www.heycassi.com or check out her instagram heycassitravel