Our beaches

Managing our outdoor public spaces during COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this summer will not be a normal summer for our beaches, parks and Coastal Walk. In line with the latest Public Health Orders and government health advice on social distancing, we will be managing our open spaces in a way that will help keep you safe.

If the beach becomes too busy, we may restrict entry onto the sand. People already on the sand will be able to continue to enjoy the beach. Closing the beaches is a last resort for Council and we would prefer not to ask people to leave the sand, we may however ask people to consider limiting their time at the beach so that everyone has a chance to enjoy it.

Similarly, if the Coastal Walk becomes too busy, Council staff will restrict access to the walk. Those already on the Coastal Walk will be able to continue on and complete it.

We will have Beach Ambassadors, Rangers and Lifeguards on the ground to monitor our beaches and parks, whilst reminding people of social distancing in the sun and gathering restrictions. Please listen to them this summer, they are there to help you.

Key tips for the beach this summer:

  • Social distance in the sun - keep a towel length (1.5 metres) apart
  • Don’t gather in groups of more than 20
  • Practice regular hand hygiene
  • Stay home if you feel unwell
  • If it’s crowded, come back later
  • Swim between the flags
  • Follow directions from Lifeguards, Rangers, Beach Ambassadors and Police.

Click here to read our Plan for managing our outdoor public spaces, and an FAQ about our beaches.

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Just a few kilometres from the centre of Sydney, Waverley has fabulous beaches and beach-side parks at Bondi, Tamarama and Bronte.

Bondi

People love world-famous Bondi Beach with its fabulous surf, wading pool, playgrounds and nearby shops, cafés and restaurants. The southern end is popular with experienced surfers, while the northern end is more swimmer-friendly. For more cultural entertainment, visit the historic Bondi Pavilion in the centre of the Bondi Promenade and catch an exhibition, class or festival. There are cafés, playgrounds, shops, showers, toilets, BBQs and picnic areas.

Bondi live beach cam


North Bondi live beach cam


Tamarama

Tired of the bustle of Bondi? Head to nearby Tamarama. But be careful, it’s one of the most dangerous surf beaches in Australia and prone to strong currents. As with all of Waverley's beaches, make sure you swim between the red and yellow flags at all times. There is a cafe, playground, BBQ area, showers and toilets for visitors.

Bronte

Bronte beach and park boasts great coastal views, beautiful adjoining parkland and gully, and a bustling café strip. Facilities include a large BBQ and picnic area, playground, showers and toilets - perfect for families wanting to enjoy a summer picnic.

Smoking and drinking alcohol is banned on all of Council's beaches.

Key tips for the beach this summer:

  • Social distance in the Sun - Keep a towel length (1.5 metres) apart
  • Don’t gather in groups of more than 20
  • Practice regular hand hygiene
  • Stay home if you feel unwell
  • If it’s crowded, come back later
  • Swim between the flags
  • Follow directions from Lifeguards, Rangers, Beach Ambassadors and Police

Lost property

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Have you lost something on our beaches, parks or streets in Waverley?  Report it here and we’ll let you know if we find anything!

Please note, you will only receive a response if your item is located.

Beach Wheelchairs booking

Phone: 9083 8400
bondipav@waverley.nsw.gov.au