I first found out about the Bondi to Coogee Coastal walk when I visited Sydney in 2008 with my gorgeous friend Verity. We met my now great friend Dave in a bar in the city and when I asked him for any tips on what we should do during our stay, he suggested the coastal walk.
The first time I did the walk I was blown away by its beauty – a cliff top walk that winds its way along 6km of picturesque coastal paths at the edge of Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, the views are incredible from start to finish. The walk features six beaches and a number of bays and coves along the way, as well as the beautiful historic Waverley Cemetry that sits atop sandstone cliffs and rock platforms. From there you’ll find a cliff path that takes you to Clovelly Beach, nestled in the narrow bay between Bronte and Gordon’s Bay. The final stretch is the hardest; the steepest of staircases marks the entrance to Gordon’s Bay, but the cliff-top views and knowledge that you’re nearing the walk’s end make it oh-so-worth it.
Whether done at dawn or dusk, in the midst of marathon training, dog walking or catching up with a friend, this walk will always be one of my favourites, and every time I do it, I fall in love with Sydney all over again.
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