Bronte Beach

Bronte Beach - Sydney
Photo: © eyeintim / CC BY
Bronte rock pool
Photo: © Phil Whitehouse / CC BY
Bronte Beach
Photo: © eyeintim / CC BY

Bronte beach is situated in Sydney's eastern suburbs between Bondi and Coogee beaches. From either of beach it is an easy walk of about 2km along the paved clifftop path. However, if you fancy a swim there is an anual swim held every December between Bondi and Bronte.

For those who feel they aren't quite ready to take on the open ocean Bronte offers a couple of other swimming options. For the kids there is the "bogey hole", a giant rock pool at the south end of the beach, whilst for the more serious swimmer there are the lanes of the Bronte Baths - a 30 metre outdoor pool.

As well as swimming there is also some decent surf to be had here although the bottom is a little rocky in places so it isn't an ideal beginners wave. Whatever watersport you choose, watch out for the "Bronte express" - the strong, particularly dangerous rip current that kicks in when there is a swell running.

Much smaller than its bigger, brasher neighbours Bronte is popular all the same, but with a different crowd. You want find quite the same degree of posing and strutting here, and a larger proportion of beachgoers tend to be locals. Bronte has a more chilled atmosphere making it popular with familes who love the large area of parkland behind the beach with its picnic areas. This area is perfect for barbecues, but there are plenty of beachfront cafes if you fancy sitting back and watching the world go by.

In case you are wondering where the name "Bronte" comes from it isn't the Brontë sisters as people often assume. The name actually comes from the legendary British admiral Horatio Nelson, who was also Duke of Bronté. In fact the wider bay here is still referred to as Nelson Bay.

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Bronte Beach Weather Info

5 Day Bronte Beach UV Index

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Bronte Beach tide times & sea state

Mon 23/09 »

Surf report for Mon 23/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 14mph
13:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 5mph
19:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 24mph
Tide times
High 1:50am (1.13m)
Low 7:39am (0.56m)
High 2:30pm (1.48m)
Low 9:28pm (0.56m)
Daylight
First light05:20
Sunrise05:45
Sunset17:50
Dark18:15

Tue 24/09 »

Surf report for Tue 24/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 4ft 11s  °  ° 10mph
16:00 5ft 9s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
High 3:18am (1.08m)
Low 9:02am (0.60m)
High 3:52pm (1.47m)
Low 10:53pm (0.50m)
Daylight
First light05:18
Sunrise05:43
Sunset17:51
Dark18:16

Wed 25/09 »

Surf report for Wed 25/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
16:00 5ft 9s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
High 4:51am (1.11m)
Low 10:33am (0.57m)
High 5:11pm (1.49m)
Daylight
First light05:17
Sunrise05:42
Sunset17:52
Dark18:16

Thu 26/09 »

Surf report for Thu 26/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 5ft 11s  °  ° 6mph
16:00 5ft 12s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
Low 12:01am (0.41m)
High 6:06am (1.19m)
Low 11:52am (0.49m)
High 6:20pm (1.54m)
Daylight
First light05:16
Sunrise05:40
Sunset17:52
Dark18:17

Fri 27/09 »

Surf report for Fri 27/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
4:00 4ft 11s  °  ° 12mph
13:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 5mph
Tide times
Low 12:58am (0.32m)
High 7:05am (1.30m)
Low 12:58pm (0.39m)
High 7:19pm (1.57m)
Daylight
First light05:14
Sunrise05:39
Sunset17:53
Dark18:18

Sat 28/09 »

Surf report for Sat 28/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
10:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 7mph
Tide times
Low 1:48am (0.25m)
High 7:57am (1.39m)
Low 1:56pm (0.31m)
High 8:13pm (1.58m)
Daylight
First light05:13
Sunrise05:38
Sunset17:54
Dark18:19

Today's weather

Fair

16 °C
(60 °F)

Light breeze, 11.9 km/h from E

Sea temperature

17.3°C / 63.2°F

Rating

Average: 4 (2 votes)

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