Eastern Suburbs


Sydney is world famous for its beaches. When you come out to this part of town you will see why. A short trip from the CBD will take you to one of a number of gorgeous beaches, many of them with great surf. The most famous and popular beach here is Bondi. Bondi has a great vibe, great surf and record numbers of bikinis in the summer. More beautiful and quiet beaches can be found to the south. T ..


Bondi Beach is the busiest place in town on weekends in the summer. Lots of beach babes working on their tan here. Locals and travellers from all over the world. In particular, there are a lot of Brazilians and Kiwis here. Coogee, Maroubra & Bronte are also teeming with talent on sunny days. Other smaller beaches like Clovelly and Gordons Bay are a bit more relaxed but you will still spo ... .

Bondi Beach

World famous beach that is always busy. Brings in thousands of people on the weekend. The beach itself is beautiful and the girls that come down here are amazing. The break is one of the best in the country for beginner surfers but it is crowded like nowhere else. If you have a foam board the northern section of the beach is the place to go. Plenty of shops will rent you a board here. Follow th ..

Tamarama and Bronte Beach

Tamarama is a beautiful, fairly quiet pocket of sand and a rewarding surf break for advanced surfers. Bronte is a large beach with a pumping surf break and lots of girls on the beach and in the surrounding park. Good place for a BBQ. The ocean pool here is one of the nicest in Sydney and is a good place for a night swim.

Clovelly Beach

Quieter beach with a huge concrete platform and only a small pocket of sand. Clovelly is a great spot for snorkeling and you can clamber along the headland at the northern side for some peace and quiet. There is a small cave/overhang with a Buddha statue here.

Gordons Bay

Between Clovelly and Coogee is this rocky bay popular for sunbathing and a bit more relaxed than other beaches in the area. This is a great place for snorkelling. There is a reef break offshore in the right conditions which is for advanced surfers only. There is a weird cave on the northern side of the bay that looks like it is used for parties.

Coogee Beach

Pretty beach that is popular in the summer. Great for swimming and sunbathing with an ocean pool at both ends. The pool at the southern end costs $5. Great for a BBQ if you can claim one. Lots of girls here in the summer.

Maroubra Beach

Beautiful long beach popular with surfers and sunbathers. Good friendly vibe on the beach and the area in general. Along the northern headland there is a beautiful ocean pool that is lit up at night. There is a little cave just to the north of the pool which people have campfires in. The hill here is a great place to spot whales during the season.

Malabar Beach

Quiet beach good for a BBQ and has pretty good fishing along the northern headland.

Little Bay

Probably the most beautiful beach in the area. Park on Lister Ave if you can and walk down through the golf course. The beach here is very quiet during the week but there is a pretty good crowd on the weekend and it is a small area. Beautiful sheltered bay for swimming. One of the best snorkelling and fishing spots.

Rose Bay

Thin strip of sand that you can sunbathe on. Have a quick dip if you are in the area.

Milk Beach

The best known of the beaches along the Hermitage Walk. If you can find a park along Carrarra Rd it is a short walk from one of several access points. Milk Beach is a beautiful small beach.

Nielsen Park Beach

Beautiful little harbour beach with a swimming enclosure. Very popular on the weekend and impossible to park. Bus 325 from Bondi Junction stops here.

Parsley Bay

Popular little beach which is a great place to sunbathe. Hard to find a park here Horler Ave is the nearest carpark. Nice cafe and walking tracks.

Watsons Bay

Popular beach and park with a nice pub. Not a great swimming spot but there is an ocean bath on the southern side of the Yacht club. You can walk over to the bluffs on the other side for a breathtaking view. There is a ferry terminal and bus routes here as well as parking.

Camp Cove

Beautiful quiet beach which is a short walk from Watsons Bay.

Lady Bay Beach

Quiet, gay nude beach along the South Head trail.

Bare Island

Two beaches here that are quieter than most other beaches in Sydney. The nearer beach Congwong beach is a pleasant beach a short walk from the carpark. The smaller Little Congwong beach is beautiful but is a gay nude beach so there is some strange company.

Frenchmans Beach

Chilled out beach where you can relax or swim in the shallow water.

Yarra Beach

This beach is popular on the weekend with fishermen and families. During the week it is super quiet here. No residential buildings nearby.

The Eastern

In the Bondi Junction Shopping Centre this bar goes off on the weekend. Very young crowd. Underneath there is a Mexican themed club El Topo Basement which is full of South American girls.

Tea Gardens

This bar is popular with backpackers and locals. In particular British and Irish.

The Junction

Great space but you need to know what is on here before stopping in for a drink. Check their facebook page for events (facebook.com/TheJunctionBondi).

Beach Road Hotel

Big party bar that brings in lots of beach babes and backpackers. Lots of live music and good times especially on Wednesday night and weekends.

Bondi Hotel

Great bar on the beach with food and drink specials. Live music and late nights. There is no lockout here.

Royal Hotel

Rock bar with some good local bands.

The Bucket List

Ideal location right on the beach. Great place for a beer during the day. It is very hard to get a seat here on the weekend.

North Bondi RSL

Cheap beer, food specials and floor to ceiling windows looking out onto Bondi Beach.

Watsons Bay Hotel

Beautiful spot for a drink on Sunday afternoon. The bottleshop here is good if you want to have a drink in the park next door.

Clovelly Hotel

Famous for drawing in gold diggers on Sundays like moths to a flame.

Coogee Bay Hotel

Great spot for a beer after a long day at the beach. It stays open late.

Coogee Pavilion

Huge bar that is very busy on the weekend. The rooftop is a great spot to have a drink if you can get a seat.

Centennial Park

Big, beautiful park with plenty of BBQs. Popular with runners. Lots of areas to explore here.

South Head Walk

This is a great walk from Camp Cove to South Head lots of great views along the way and Lady Bay beach. At the Western end of Camp Cove you can walk around Laings Point which offers great views.

Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk

This beautiful coastal walk takes about 3 hours. Goes from the southern headland of Bondi Beach to the Northern Headland of Coogee. Passing by Tamarama, Bronte, Clovelly & Gordons Bay with beautiful views all along the route. Very busy on the weekend. From Coogee you can continue south along the headland as far as Cuzco St. From here you need to walk up to Malabar Rd, turn left on Anzac Prd ..

Hermitage Foreshore Walk

Beautiful walk from Nielsen Park to Rose Bay passing by some beautiful small beaches. Great views of the harbour all the way along.

Bare Island

Drive to the southern end of Anzac Prd to get to this spot where Botany Bay opens up to the ocean. Great snorkelling and fishing here. If you want to get on to Bare Island itself there are tours on Sunday. There is an Aboriginal Market on the first Sunday of every month where you can try delicious Torres Strait food for a good price. Try driving up Cape Banks Rd off Anzac Prd, turn left at the ..

Lets Go Surfing Bondi

Great surf lessons.

Lets Go Surfing Maroubra

Great surf lessons.


There are lots of great dive sites around including Magic Point Shark cave, Bare Island & The Gap. If you are staying in Sydney for a while and want to dive often but don't have equipment, consider joining the UNSW dive club which is open to non students. $70 to join and gear hire is cheap as are the dive trips that they run (revolu ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... .

Dive Centre Bondi

Good dive shop in Bondi.

Pro Dive Coogee

Good dive shop in Coogee. There is a shop here and a sister shop in Manly.

Clovelly Bowls

There are bowls clubs around the country that offer cheap beers and a way to pass the time rolling a ball at another ball. What makes this one different is the stunning cliffside location. $15 to bowl and schooners about $5.

Fresh Sushi

Legendary takeaway sushi and Chinese food from $3. Cheaper in the afternoon. Always busy.

Beach Burrito

Mexican food, beer & tequila. Big overstuffed burritos. Nice place to sit down and eat. Or take your food down to the beach.

Out of the Blue

Great fish and chips and cheap, filling burgers.

Churrasco Coogee

$43 for all you can eat Brazilian BBQ. Great with a big group. Make sure you are hungry.

Inferno Grill

Best burgers in Sydney. Roast meats and salads are delicious as is the ice cream. On top of that there are $5 beers. Try the Clucking Pig burger.

Barracluff Park

Good spot for overnight parking. Bar and bowling club nearby for toilets and a beer. You can walk to Bondi Beach where there are showers.

Clovelly Beach

Big carpark at the end of Clovelly Rd. Beautiful spot and there are showers and toilets here. There is a BBQ on the other side of the bay. No shade.


Huge carpark in the at the southern end of Marine Prd. Beach showers, toilets, BBQs and a great surf beach just over the dunes.

Yarra Bay

Plenty of parking and shade at this quiet beach. No showers but there are toilets and BBQs nearby.

Bondi Beach Backpackers

Cool, clean and comfortable hostel in a great location. They have free board hire and snorkel hire. Good place to party or relax.

Bondi Beachhouse YHA

Great spot with a rooftop terrace. Free board hire and snorkel hire. Lots of events organised.

Bondi Backpackers

Really nice, clean hostel with a rooftop and Friday night BBQs. Try their yoga class. They are super strict about their alcohol curfew so this is not a party hostel.

Noahs Bondi Beach

Great location and BBQ setup on the rooftop. 5 mins walk to the beach. Free board hire.

Mad Monkey Hostel

Right across the road from the beach. Great place to party and meet people. Free snorkel hire.

Coogee Beach House

Clean and friendly. Quiet and a great location. Nice BBQ and free snorkel hire. The rooms are a bit small.

Coogee Beachside

Long term hostel with a good vibe. Clean and friendly. Can be loud.