Spotlight on the Coastal Walk
When: All year round
There are a handful of incredible coastal walks across the globe, and the Bondi to Bronte or Coogee walk is definitely among them.
Following the coastal cliffs and beaches for six kilometres, you can set off, with just you and your backpack to see some of the most jaw-dropping vistas Sydney has to offer. Think sweeping panoramas, beautiful beaches, craggy cliffs, secluded bays, boutique shopping, great eating and drinking spots, cuppa-sipping cafes, beautiful parks and even some rock pools.
With seven stunning beaches that make up the coastal walk, it helps to plan ahead. Most of the beaches have sheltered areas for picnics, kids playgrounds, kiosks, toilets and change-rooms for the sandy struggle into your swimmers.
For those who want to reward themselves with a tasty Sunday morning sausage sizzle, and give back to the Community then stop off at any local Surf Clubs. You’ll see the 1000’s of Nippers (Surf Life Saving for Kids) and smell the barbie from a miles – follow your nose and dive into a sausage in a roll with onions – that’s my order.
Or plan your own ‘barbie’ with free electric barbecues at Tamarama, Bronte, Coogee and Maroubra.
Timing and Terrain
The coastal walk is considered medium grade, and you can expect to encounter some steep gradients and staircases along the way. If you like to sit and ponder, there are some beautfiul places to rest, take postcard pictures and many instagrammable spots.
What to Take With You
Although classified as an urban walk, The Coastal Walk is front facing to all kinds of weather. If you’re not familiar with the Australian climate, namely the Australian sun – do as the locals do, and:
SLIP (on a shirt)
SLOP (on somesunscreen)
SLAP (on a hat)
WRAP (on the sunnies)
Save your feet and wear comfy shoes, and bring along plenty of water to fuel you while you’re in full sun – and lastly – always swim between the flags at Aussie beaches.
Keep your eye out for whales between May/June and October/November.
Back to Comfort
When you’re ready to hang your hat and rest your weary feet, it’s so easy to get back to your choice of Sydney Lodges property in Randwick sit back with a glass of wine and scroll through your pics of the day.
There are loads of ways to configure your walk, but let’s say you kick off your adventure at Randwick, here’s how you could do the walk in two separate stints:
- Walk down Coogee Bay Rd to Coogee Beach and then turn left and walk all the way to Bondi Beach via Gordon’s Bay, Clovelly, Bronte and Tamarama.
Trip will take you up to four hours, non-stop.
- Alternatively when you reach Coogee Beach turn right and follow the coast to Maroubra.
Trip will take you up to three hours, non-stop.
Keep a lookout for the annual “Sculpture by the Sea” outdoor exhibition along the Coastal Walk where you will see incredible artworks on display for 2 weeks usually around October/November. Viewing the artworks is free!
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