Bronte Beach at Sundown
Our gorgeous day in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, Australia, started with burgers and beer at Bondi Beach. Next up we took a scenic walk along the coastline. About an hour and a half later, we ended up at Bronte Beach with Eli fast asleep in the stroller. Bronte is 2km south of Bondi Beach and north of the much larger Coogee Beach. The three beaches are linked by a paved coastal footpath along the rocky cliff tops, much frequented by tourists and local runners and walkers. We thoroughly enjoyed our sunny coastal walk.
Bronte Beach is great for both swimmers and surfers, but the waves were a little too rough for our brave little one. He kept running into them – with Justin holding his arms to stop him going under the water. This beach is a perfect place for a day out with the family. There is a children’s playground, picnic and free electric BBQ facilities, a large grassy lawn that’s perfect for ball games, there are plenty of eateries and a kiosk.
A big plus for this beach are the two rock pools at Bronte, one natural and one man-made. The natural rock pool is a great for the children, the man-made pool is a 30 meter ocean pool rock pool towards the southern end of the beach. There is also a great little miniature train on fixed track on the lawn. All of the cafes and restaurants at the cafe strip directly opposite the beach offers great food and refreshments. The beach is patrolled by volunteer lifeguards from the life saving club at weekends and on public holidays.
While Justin and Eli had fun in the water, I sat in the sand and played around with my camera. I took A TON of pictures of them as they frolicked in the water. My favorite shots are the ones of them laughed and splashing… but most of all: the ones of them running towards me! I love the joy in their faces when they see me, and then run full speed back to me. LOVE ?
We caught a bus back to the closest subway line, and then took a train back to our hotel. Only two days in Sydney and we had already mastered the transportation system — Now there’s a sign of a great city! Beautiful, clean, and easy to get around.