Surfing the Surf Beaches
This page outlines the coastal walk between Coogee and Bondi Beach in New South Wales
Use the navigation arrows on the photograph to see other photos in this walk [note: you can also double click the image full screen as well]
The photo order and description below follow the walk in a south to north direction but of course you can walk it in any direction.
The walk could be extended in either directoin, north or south, but this particular section is also a recognised and popular walk. For us it was a one-off ... maybe.?
Description of the walk
The walk takes in the famous surf beaches of the south east Sydney suburbs; where the Tasman Sea brings in great rolling waves over wide sandy beaches.
We chose to walk south to north so that the panorama of Bondi would open up at the end. The Sydney walks page below also prefers that direction for the same reason.
It is mostly a hard surface cliff top walk and is supplemented by several sets of steps in places. There are some urban sections, which offer refreshment stops, interspersed with more open sections - including the high level walk past Waverley Cemetery - between Clovelly and Bronte [part damaged by storms in 2016 but still open].
The weather started warm and sunny in Coogee where we had a picnic lunch. However a southeasterly wind got up in the afternoon and brought in a heavy swell. That did not stop some intrepid swimmers in the channel at Clovelly.
1. Places along the walk
|Stage terminus||Coogee||Grant Reserve|
|Passage point||Gordon's Bay|
|Passage point||Waverley Cemetery|
|Stage terminus||Bondi Beach||Steps at north end of beach|
|Terrain type||coastal - cliff top||moderate|
|Total ascent:||229||m amsl|
|Total descent:||254||m amsl|
|Lowest point||4||m amsl|
|Highest point||42||m amsl|
3. Walk Log
|Date walked||Who||Walking time hr||Av. speed kmh||Stoppage hr||Direction|
|02 Dec 2015||KM&HM||1.9||4.1||0.3||south to north|
Points of Interest
Getting there & notes to Walkers
We were staying in Sydney and took the train to Bondi Juncton. From here there are buses to both Coogee and Bondi
The bus to/from Coogee is a no 313/314 [see bus map link below]
The bus to/from Bondi is a no 380/381/382 [see bus map link below]
Start: 02 Dec 2015
References & Links:
|20161218||Home page for the walk|
|20161218||Sydney Coast Walks page|
|20161218||National Geographic - guide|
|20161218||Sydney south east bus route map|
|20161218||Bondi - "Black Sunday"|
Updated KJM 18 Dec 2016