Bondi Beach is a beehive of all the fun in this world. Whether you love taking joy in life throughout the day or when darkness floods the air, Bondi beach is the ideal place for you.
If your week hasn’t been terrific, and you are trying to find something interesting to do in Bondi beach, below are some of the activities that will create memories that you will keep for life.
Enjoy the sunrise at Ben Buckler Point
Follow the path running just above North Bondi Rocks to find a popular lookout point called Ben Buckler. This is a magical spot for seeing the sun rise and set over the ocean on a clear day. During winter season, between the months of April and September, it is among the best locations to enjoy whales migrate, in some cases with their new calves in tow.
Dine at Lox Stock & Barrel
Experience paddock-to-plate dining at Lox Stock and Barrel, where the team strongly believes that tasty food begins with terrific ingredients. Simple but incredible is the theme at this NYC-style deli, which provides freshly baked goods as well as the typical breakfast, lunch and dinner alternatives. Visitors will find European-inspired meals with a decidedly Bondi twist– think home-made brisket pastrami sandwich with Russian coleslaw and pickles on rye, and crispy skin barramundi with corn, basil oil, truss tomato, salsa and lime.
Indulge the taste goblet at Gelato Messina
The gelato here is hands down the best in Australia– it’s that excellent. There are 35 signature flavours, but what Messina is most known for is its ever-changing, week-long specials, which have included creative concoctions such as bougatsa (cinnamon-scented custard gelato with crispy filo pastry), Perfect Pearing (pear and white balsamic sorbet), and coconut and pineapple upside-down cake. Messina has stores dotted throughout the country, with its latest addition to Bondi an ice-cream van parked down by the beach every weekend.
People-watch with a beer in hand at Café Bikini
A much-loved watering hole on the primary street in Bondi, this intimate little nook feels a bit like a beachside rum bar someplace in the Caribbean. Get a seat outside beneath the straw roof and enjoy burgers, margaritas or one of its well known $25 sangria jugs. The vibe here is mega chilled, and it’s well worth stopping here for a couple of sundowners and a spot of people watching. What’s terrific about Café Bikini is that it provides a peek into the slightly less attractive yet more homely side of Bondi.
Shop ’til you drop at Bondi Market
Every weekend, Bondi Beach Public School hosts a public market. On Saturdays, the school playground springs to life in the form of a farmer’s market, while on Sundays, it transforms into a fashion enthusiast’s dream, with vendors selling everything from clothing by up-and-coming designers to one-off vintage pieces. There are also items of jewellery, homeware, skincare products, food, drink and music. It’s well worth a roam before a well-earned dip.
With all these activities to enjoy on a weekend, there is no reason why you should get stuck indoors. Get out and have a good time!