If you ask any person who has lived or traveled to Sydney, the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk will most certainly make their list of top 5 must-do’s.
I’m a master scam artist and now the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk is in my backyard (ok, fine… 75 yards from my front door). I get to run or walk on it most mornings and how lucky that is has not been lost on me. It hasn’t gotten old.
The path starts in Bondi at Icebergs (the super cool pool-in-ocean photos you’ve seen of Sydney) then hugs the coast up and down cliffs, around beaches and through oceanfront cemeteries until it plops you about 4.5 miles down the coast in Coogee (pronounced Kuh-gee, as far as I can tell – I still don’t have 100% confidence when I say this one out loud).
Once a year in mid October, the portion of the coastal walk from Bondi Beach (to the right of my apartment) to Tamarama Beach (to the left of my apartment) turns into an absolute disaster with locals and tourists alike for good reason – the walk is dotted with really cool installations big and small (a la Storm King) for Sculpture by the Sea.
Sculpture by the Sea is Australia’s largest annual outdoor sculpture exhibition and features over 100 sculptures by artists from all over the world. As the saying goes, the early bird catches the v v v v dope pics. So we woke up at 5:30am (honestly, I don’t even recognize myself anymore) to snap some sunrise pictures of the sculptures before the crowds arrived.
The sculptures are up until November 5th, so this is the last weekend to take a gander, grab acai bowls at Vida Surf Shop & Cafe and hit the beach post sculptures. Oh and a couple bottles of rosé/beers/fish tacos at The Bucket List post beach never hurt anyone.