Bondi is Sydney’s most famous beach only 15 minutes by car from the city center. It’s a great spot for a seaside stroll or picnic. The scenic Bondi to Bronte coastal walk begins at the southern end of the beach and follows the coastline for 6 km along sandstone cliffs. The Beach is home to one of the oldest surf life-saving clubs in the world. Shops, cafes, and restaurants lie across the street from this famous coastal strip, and the beach is a hotspot on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. Tourists and locals alike visit the Sunday markets and frolic at the ocean pool and skate park. Strong rip tides often sweep unsuspecting swimmers out to sea, especially at the southern end of this kilometer-long strand, so swimmers should stay between the flags. Bondi Beach features many popular cafes, restaurants and hotels, some with spectacular views of the beach and surrounding headlands.