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'''Bondi Beach''' [http://www.sydney.com/destinations/sydney/sydney-east/bondi] is a world-[[File:Example.jpg]]famous beachside locality of [[Sydney]].
==About Bondi Beach==
[[Image:Bondi_Beach_Vista.jpg|thumb|Bondi Beach Vista]]
The closest ocean beach to the centre of Sydney (a mere 7km)away, Bondi Beach has become synonymous with Sydney's beach lifestyle and is very popular with tourists, daytrippers, backpackers, residents and all Sydneysiders.
[[Image:Bondi-Beach-Gold.jpg|thumb|Bondi Beach Golden Afternoon]]
Bondi Beach is famous for its glistening ocean, pristine sands, reliable surf and seaside spirit. It's Its laid back coastal lifestyle, cafe culture, boutique shops and thriving, eclectic community is equally enticing.
Bondi has become a favourite of the "barmy army" of British tourists, who annually gather on its sands for a Southern Hemisphere Christmas in the sun.Bondi is home to numerous youth hostels with backpackers who congregate mainly in the summer months. It is not uncommon to hear Norwegian, Portuguese, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Danish or Spanish while walking across the beach or through the cafes.
Bondi Beach is a very welcoming and tolerant community; topless sunbathing is acceptable , and gay and lesbian couples displaying affection can be seen.
[[Image:Bondi_Beach_Surfing.jpg|thumb|Surfing at Bondi Beach]] [[Image:Bondi_Beach_Sporty_Lifestyle.jpg|thumb|Sporty Lifestyle at Bondi Beach]] [[Image:BondiBeachPanorama.jpg|thumb|350px|Bondi Beach Panorama]]
* '''Surf'''. The southern end of the beach is reserved for surfers. There are surf schools like '''Let's Go Surfing''' [http://www.letsgosurfing.com.au/] or you can rent surf boards and body boards, as well as wetsuits. A cheaper option (although a bit further away from the beach) is '''Sydney Surfboard Rental and Hire''' [http://sydneysurfboardrental.wordpress.com].
* '''Bondi Icebergs''' [http://www.icebergs.com.au] - A popular rock swimming pool with restaurant and bar facilities upstairs that look over the entire beach. It is named for the brave swimmers who compete here in the winter months. Opening hours: M-F: 6AM-7PM6.30PM, Sa-Su: 6.30AM - 6.30PM. Entry $4 5.5 Adults/$23.50 Children/Seniors. Many other Sydney beaches have rock pools with no charge for access.
*'''Scuba Dive''' at North Bondi. Meet the protected Blue Groper and visit the Cathedral Cave. Rent scuba gear from Dive Bondi [http://www.divebondi.com.au/] at 198 Bondi Rd. PADI [http://www.divebondi.com.au/courses.php] dive certification is available: Open Water is $425, Advanced Open Water is $375.
* '''Sculpture by the Sea''' [http://www.sculpturebythesea.com/]- An annual outdoor display of sculpture (over 100 separate works) distributed along the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk (begins at the bottom of Notts Avenue, off Campbell Parade). Free.
* '''Christmas'''. - Bondi Beach is the traditional Christmas Day destination for backpackers for attending a Christmas Day "family" gathering for those whose real family is overseas. Alcohol is not allowed on the beach or in the water. The pubs Pubs are closed.
==Eat==
===Markets===
*'''Bondi Beach Markets''', every Su Sunday 9AM-3PM in the grounds of Bondi Beach Public School, (Campbell Parade, one block north of the main shopping centre).
*'''Bondi Beach Community Market''' Saturday and Sunday from 1pm till late (Sept to April), some weekdays during summer, weather dependant. The Bondi Beach Community Market is located in the heart of Bondi Beach, near Hurricane's restaurant, not far from McDonald's. Great range of Jewellery, Sunglasses and fashion and beach attire. You can find some local designers at this market. The market is a run by a not for profit organisation and profits are donated to local Charities.
*'''Tama Beach House''' [http://www.tamabeach.com], 22 Dellview Street - Tama Beach House is in a tranquil beachside setting overlooking Tamarama’s Mackenzie Bay. The residence is divided into 4 separate apartments which offer a private self contained holiday experience. Apartments enjoy swimming pool & BBQ facilities over looking the Ocean.
*'''Noahs Bondi beach''' [http://www.noahsbondibeach.com] [http://www.techandtrends.com], 2 Campbell parade, Bondi beach, -tel(02) 93657100
Noah’s Bondi Beach is a Bondi landmark
Located on Campbell Parade, overlooking the picturesque Bondi Beach. Noah’s is within metres of the beach, public transport, restaurants, cafés and shops, and a stumbling distance to Bondi’s many great bars and pubs. Bondi Beach is only 15 minutes from Sydney CBD and 25 minutes from Sydney airport.
 
===Luxury===
 
*'''Luxury Accommodation Bondi Beach''' [http://www.accommodationbondibeach.net.au/], 13/178 Campbell Parade Bondi Beach NSW 2026, Phone (Vicki): 0407 004048, - One bedroom furnished apartment across the road from the sands of iconic Bondi Beach
==Contact==
==Get out==
Congratulations on making it to exploring and enjoying the world famous Bondi Beach. Time now to discover some of Sydney's other fantastic but lesser known beaches up and down the Sydney coast. Each has its own character. Try the other [[Sydney/Eastern Suburbs#Ocean Beaches|Eastern Suburbs]] beaches, some within walking distance. [[Sydney/Cronulla|Cronulla Beach]] is just over the Georges River further south. Sydney's [[Sydney/Northern Beaches|Northern Beaches]] stretching north from [[Sydney/Manly|Manly]] to [[Sydney/Palm Beach|Palm Beach]].
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