There are many ways to enjoy Sydney on the cheap, one of the thing is to do the famous coastal walk. Rene, who made the itinerary for our Sydney Autumn trip had planned to walk from Coogee beach to Bondi beach. The walk is about 6 km long (OMG!) and normally without too many stops, it could be done within 2 hours.
In our case, we made several stops to take pictures of course, we just loved all the beaches we had passed during this coastal walk :)
|A healthy and cheap way to enjoy Sydney: |
Coogee to Bondi Coastal Walk
We started our walk from Coogee beach at around 11 am. Though the water was ice cold as it was almost winter, still there were people swimming on the beach.
|An interscetion near Coogee Beach|
|The Coogee beach|
15 minutes of walk from Coogee, we found a bay with breathtaking view. Oh my, I knew I was going to love this walk from the very start. Wish I had brought my swimsuit along. Well, we didn't bring our swimsuit as we thought it was going to be too cold to swim.
|A lovely bay to have a dip|
|Let's continue the walk|
We then arrived at another bay called Clovelly beach after our first 1,8 km of walk. Clovelly beach has a swimming pool just beside the sea. There's also a playground near the beach. I bet it is going to be really crowded at summer around Clovelly beach. There's a building with "Clovelly Surf Life Saving Club" sign on it. There was also a cafe near the club where we could stop for our lunch. But we choose to continue our walk.
|The private beach at Clovelly|
Before reaching Bronte beach, we passed a beautiful cemetery called the Waverley Cemetery. It is located on the top of a cliff with a fantastic view.
|Heading to the cemetery|
Bronte beach is more crowded than other beaches we saw during the coastal walk. Kids were swimming at the beach, and people had their picnic on the park.
|Clovelly to Bronte: 2.2 Km of walk|
|Bronte beach, another lovely beach to enjoy|
|Would love to take our kiddos to Bronte beach|
I had my toilet break at Bronte Beach, and it was 1 pm already. We didn't bring anything for our lunch, except two peaches which I already ate when we started our walk:p We kept on walking heading to the next beach called Tamarama beach. There was no one at the beach, no cafe open, so we continued our walk to Bondi beach, hungry.
|On our way to Tamarama beach|
|There were nobody at Tamarama beach|
After almost three hours of walk (oh yes three hours with so many stops to take picture!), we finally reach the Bondi beach. We passed the Bondi Icebergs cafe with its closed swimming pool. We wanted to stop there for a while, but since there's no water at the pool, the place look less interesting.
|Yeay... we made it!|
|Bondi with no crowd at autumn|
|Hope we can swim at Bondi Icebergs someday|
By the way, it was our first time visiting Bondi Beach. We walked around the shops, stop at a post office to buy stamps, and wondering what to eat for our very late lunch (around 2.30 pm).
The walk was very enjoyable (although long), you don't need any intensive preparation beforehand. The walk is well signposted, so don't worry, you will not get lost. There are many toilets and cafe along the way. You can even do this walk with your kids. Shall we try it together one day?
written on July 13, 2014 by @tesyasblog
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