It’s not the most challenging walk in the Sydney area, but it’s one of the most popular – and for good reason. That coastline is spectacular, from every direction, and you’re in a pretty urban environment, so it’s one you can do on a whim – though it’s best to avoid peak tourist season and the midday sun. No matter what distance you choose, activewear is always welcome.
The full stretch takes you by Waverley Cemetery, where it can get windy through the suspended walkway. Find there the secluded nook that is Gordons Bay, a good place to swim and snorkel. And you’ll pass several ocean pools and local swimming spots – especially Bronte Pool, around the concreted Clovelly inlet and Coogee’s rock pools.
Should you pack snacks? Even if you live by a strict plant-based diet, you can leave the house knowing you’ll find plenty of breakfast options in Bondi, plentiful kiosks along the route, and the option to hydrate with hops and barley at Coogee Pavilion. There are plenty of water fountains and toilets, too.