Last Updated on February 25, 2021

Over the weekend Nick and I acted like true Sydney locals.

We headed to the famous Bondi Beach to see for ourselves what all the hype was about.

Bondi is known for being a beautiful, long sandy beach, and for the pools that hang over the ocean. These pools can be seen all over Instagram and are the main reason I wanted to visit Bondi! Turns out there’s much more to Bondi Beach than this insta-worthy photo-op. Check out how I spent a weekend in Bondi Beach! Feel free to follow in my steps as well 😉

When we first arrived to Bondi we naturally headed to the beach. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but being that it was a Sunday, the place was packed! Now, the beach is really big so even though there were hundreds of Sydney locals and tourists alike, it still felt comfortable and surprisingly clean! At first sight Bondi Beach reminded me of my old hometown, Huntington Beach, except Bondi stays MUCH nicer on the weekends. We chilled on the sand for a while – I’m working on my Australian gold tan. 🙂 I didn’t actually get in the water because of the strong currents but the blue water was beautiful to look at regardless. 

After sunbathing we headed up to the famous Icebergs. I couldn’t come to Bondi Beach and not get the iconic pool photo!! I highly recommend going for the view. It is the best!

Karen overlooking iceberg pools over ocean on bondi beach

bondi beach view and iceberg pools

people chilling in iceberg pool on bondi beach

There is also a restaurant there if you get hungry. We didn’t try it but have heard good things. The town of Bondi is also amazing to walk around in. There are many cute boutiques, restaurants, coffee shops, and one mean gelateria! We spent several hours walking around taking in the town and trying some coffee and gelato. I loved Anita’s Gelateria, and guiding from the long line, so does everyone else in Bondi. Their passion fruit gelato is to die for – and dairy free! 

Another cool place is Gertrude & Alice a coffee shop/book store that has the coolest vibe. It seems to be full of locals too – everyone at my table knew each other! I actually typed all of this while sitting there and eves dropping on a conversation about the difference between Australian English and American English. Let’s just say I didn’t understand a good chunk of the conversation. It’s my problem with Peruvian and Mexican Spanish all over again ?. Anyways, really cool place to interact with locals, have good coffee and find a new book. 

I loved everything about Bondi Beach and only wish to have visited sooner! Next time I visit Sydney I’m going to make sure to spend a few days sunbathing here. 

Have you ever been to Bondi Beach? What did you think? Any recommendations? Let me know in the comments below! 

xx, Karen

Shop the post:

Bikini: B.Swim (similar here)

Shorts: Zara (old, similar here)

Sunnies: Kapten & Son (similar here)

All photos taken by Nick on the Olympus Pen E-PL8.

About the Author

Karen Delgado

Karen was born in Lima, Peru, but grew up in Palm Springs, California. She started her travel journey in 2016 with an around-the-world trip that took her through Europe, SE Asia, and Australia. Since then she has created a lifestyle of travel, and splits her time between NYC (her current home base), LA, Barcelona, and Lima. She loves all things wellness, travel, and entrepreneurial, and is always working on new projects while exploring the world.

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