Beaches on Beaches (Sydney Day 3)

Manly Beach

On Sunday morning, we walked downtown to Darling Harbour once again, and boarded a ferry to take us to Manly beach. This beach is very well known for surfing, and also has an adorable little downtown area along the edge of the beach. We spent about two hours there, walking down to the Australian Open 2016 surfing competition and watching for a little, checking out a fitness competition that was going on, and of course getting some sun and cooling off in the water. After what seemed like hardly any time at all, we boarded the ferry back to Darling Habour, then took a bus to Bronte beach.

Manly Beach

Manly Beach

Australian Open 2016 surfing competition

Australian Open 2016 surfing competition

Handpainted surfboards selling along the beach

Hand painted surfboards selling along the beach

Bronte to Bondi Coastal Walk

After arriving, we started on the Bronte to Bondi Coastal Walk, which took about an hour (factoring in stopping for photos), and leads on a path built right along the coast. The views on this walk are beautiful, and you get to see so much of the natural beauty in the area. Bondi beach is known as one of the most popular and beautiful beaches in Sydney, usually a must-see for visitors, and it was definitely worth the trip. Once at Bondi, we spent the afternoon walking around the small downtown area, and simply just enjoying time on the beach. We took fun pictures by a wall of street art at the boardwalk area, and early evening boarded the bus for the way home.

Bronte Beach

Bronte Beach

Bronte to Bondi Coastal Walk

Bronte to Bondi Coastal Walk

Distant view of Bondi Beach

Distant view of Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach

Taking pictures along the art wall

Taking pictures along the art wall

Despite the busy schedule and back-to-back events, my weekend is Sydney was very enjoyable and extremely worthwhile. There was no place we went that wasn’t worth it, and I was thrilled to check off many major items on my bucket list. My mom and I will also be traveling to Sydney together at the end of the semester, so I am happy to have a little first-hand advice for planning our trip!

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