Friday, November 27, 2009

Bondi Beach, South Head, Watsons Bay & Cronulla Beach @NSW

You Only Live Once @ Bondi Beach

So make the best out of it! I've such a great time in Sydney that I think this picture best described my time there. There were just so much to see and experience that one week is not even enough for me to cover all the picturesque spots there.

The Bondi Beach (pronunced as Bond-eye) is one of Australia's most famous beaches with just 7 km drive east of Sydney's CBD. It can be easily accessed with public transport like buses and trains. It's just a 1km long beach where there's sand, surf and sun. Thus, during peak season, the beach is so crowded that you can easily bump into each other or you could just be lying a few inches away from another person while tanning. It may be commercialised but it's really a nice beach.

Having said all that...

I still have to have my cherry-popped for Bondi in Sydney!

I'm not nude/in bikini because I don't want to scare the people there! Lol...

A nice small wading pool at the beach for the kids!

This is the Bondi Pavilion where I can sit down for a cuppa.

Luke paying for the parking

My dear friend whom was kind enough to offer himself to be my tour guide and chauffeur for the day! Woot... Here, you wouldn't want to mess with the parking fees because you get fined $100 for overstaying!

After spending some time at Bondi Beach, Luke drove me to the Cliff Walk at South Head. South Head is a headland, part of Sydney Harbour National Park, to the north of the suburb of Watsons Bay. I would personally recommend the Cliff Walk at South Head because the view from atop is really spectacular and breathtaking!

A good guide on the Coastal Walk here.

After taking all these beautiful photographs, we drove to Watsons Bay. All the places that I was about to cover is located along the coastline. Watsons Bay is a harbourside, eastern suburb of Sydney. Watsons Bay sits on the end of the South Head peninsula and takes its name from the sheltered bay and anchorage on its western side, in Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour). It provides spectacular views across the harbour to the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

You can easily get here by taking the ferry from Circular Quay.

Anchorage for many boats and yatchs.

Beside the wharf where the ferry stops.

On the way to the Sydney Fish Market, we passed by Double Bay, Rose Bay and then Kings Cross. Locals call Double Bay as Double Pay because everything is just more expensive over there! haha...

I really like Cronulla Beach which is located at South of Sydney. It is definitely a quieter alternative to Sydney’s beaches at Bondi and Coogee. If I'm not wrong, the beach is stretched over 8kms and everyone will have ample space! There's also a Cronulla Park directly behind the beach which provides picnic tables and barbecues. Nearby, the Royal National Park has over 150KM of walking tracks.

See, how quiet it is?

See how clear the water is?

Don't you just wish you've got a house here facing the sea?

I really like Sydney for it's easily accessible beaches. Most beaches are just within the city. And the best thing is, it's clean and free! Why would anyone be stressed there right considering they have beautiful beaches to unwind after a hard's day work. Just like Botany Bay, it's so near to the airport that I even had time to chill out there just an hour before departing because it's just 10mins away from the airport!

I would really love to stay in a house with a view overlooking the sea from my bedroom. Imagine how beautiful it is to wake up everyday with a view like this?!! Truly magnificent and aweinspiring. Good life never come cheap as a simple one storey house here would set you back at least $2.5 million. Gosh!


suituapui said...

Connection very poor... No patience to wait for the photos to appear. Will come back tomorrow morning to check on the photos... See got any of those lifeguards in skimpy bikinis or not - like in Baywatch! LOL!!! Isn't there a nudist beach in Sydney?

suituapui said...

SIGH!!! No leh? No sexy chicks in skimpy red bikinis...and no handsome hunks in equally skimpy speedos either! They had all that on Baywatch @ Bondi Beach! Hahahahahaha!

ciki said...

why were you not starkers on bond-aye.. chis ! haha..

i ALSO want a house that faces the beach.. that way can TAN all day :P

great post.. got to catch up on my reading.. now!

eiling lim said...

stp: the nudist beach is actually lady bay. nope i didn't go there! haha... no handsome hunks either!

Ciki: well, cos nobody is! haha.. i know you have a good tan but sadly i didn't! hope you have a good time in London.

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