This 6 km walk (or parts of it) makes it onto most travellers' must-see list when visiting Sydney. This is quite evident on a sunny day by the fairly constant stream of people walking in either direction. Rightly so as it has no shortage of stunning scenery accompanying each and every step. Today was my third or so time on this coastal walk (see Sculptures by the Sea), motivated by a beautiful day, the need for some exercise and the desire to test out my new phone's camera (Huawei P9).
Here's what I captured.
I started in Coogee as it was a closer starting point to where I am staying. The walk is beautiful from whichever location you choose to begin. If you've never been to Bondi Beach, I do suggest starting at the Coogee end and finishing in Bondi for a more dramatic first view of Australia's most iconic beach.
|Coogee - let the beach-hopping begin!|
I could be wrong but I don't know if there's another city in the world similar in size to Sydney that has so many beaches within its city limits. And beautiful beaches too...lucky ducks. Naturally, their accessibility means that everyone flocks to these beaches on so-called 'beach days'. The crowded-ness may not be everyone's cup of tea but it sure allows for some entertaining people-watching and is part of the authentic Sydney experience.
With a little sense of adventure, you can escape to a more secluded sun-bathing spot.
|A (careful) few hops and skips and ta-daa!|
And below is evidence of how those rocks got there...and why they warn you to stay away from the edge!
|The ever-changing nature of the coastline|
There are plenty of great vantage points on this walk. (Just heed the warning signs on the cliffs!) It's well worth taking a moment to admire the view, getting a better sense of the scale of the beaches, the height of the cliffs, the amount of people enjoying the water, and one my favourite things, watching the surfers do their thing. You can also add whale-spotting to the list during migrating season.
Take in the scenery from above or find your way down and get a truer sense of the ocean's mood.
|The quintessential Aussie beach BBQ (left corner) with aprons and all!|
|Fell in love with the patterns created by the waves crashing onto the rocks|
Did I mention that Sydney's beaches are ideal places for people-watching? Not in a creepy kind of way, of course!
|Not quite at capacity|
|Bondi pretty chockers today|
Not a fan of crowds myself, it nonetheless won't be the last time I complete this coastal walk. It really is possible to see something different each time.
Two thumbs up to the camera on my Huawei P9 for doing a pretty good job capturing the beauty of this location.