Just a short walk from Sydney’s famous Bondi beach, Tamarama beach is a beautiful stretch of shoreline nestled between two prominent headlands. Sometimes referred to as “Glamarama” due to the glamourous crowd it attracts, Tamarama beach is a lovely alternative to Bondi for those who prefer a slightly quieter space. Easily accessible by public transport, you can get a bus directly to Tamarama from Bondi Junction, or simply walk along the coastal track from Bondi beach. Both of these options are preferable to driving, as parking can be difficult at peak times.
Despite being a relatively small beach, with only 80 meters of shoreline, everything that you need to spend a relaxing day at the beach is here. There are toilets, showers, BBQs and a playground as well. The local favourite “Tama” kiosk is worth a visit as well. Perched on the cliff, elevated above the beach, this upmarket kiosk offers a range of food and drink options with a stunning view across the beach and out to sea.
For swimmers and surfers alike, the conditions here can be extremely dangerous. Rips are ever present and big swells often render it too dangerous to enter the water, so it is important to heed warnings from lifeguards. Despite that, Tamarama is a long time favourite amongst skilled surfers due to its big waves, but recommended only for those with experience. For swimmers, it is important to be cautious, but note that the Tamarama Surf Life Saving Club has a proud history of saving lives since 1906, so you can be confident swimming between the flags. However you choose to spend your day – swimming, surfing, sunbaking or people watching…it would be difficult to find a better backdrop for it than here.