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

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Bronte Beach tide times & sea state

Wed 17/07 »

Surf report for Wed 17/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 8ft 12s  °  ° 14mph
13:00 8ft 11s  °  ° 11mph
19:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 27mph
Tide times
Low 3:07am (0.10m)
High 9:06am (1.40m)
Low 2:42pm (0.31m)
High 9:04pm (1.90m)
Daylight
First light06:30
Sunrise06:57
Sunset17:04
Dark17:32

Thu 18/07 »

Surf report for Thu 18/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 17mph
13:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 15mph
19:00 8ft 12s  °  ° 3mph
Tide times
Low 3:40am (0.09m)
High 9:40am (1.40m)
Low 3:16pm (0.31m)
High 9:38pm (1.89m)
Daylight
First light06:29
Sunrise06:56
Sunset17:05
Dark17:32

Fri 19/07 »

Surf report for Fri 19/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 8ft 12s  °  ° 20mph
13:00 6ft 11s  °  ° 9mph
19:00 5ft 10s  °  ° 7mph
Tide times
Low 4:13am (0.09m)
High 10:13am (1.41m)
Low 3:52pm (0.31m)
High 10:11pm (1.86m)
Daylight
First light06:29
Sunrise06:56
Sunset17:06
Dark17:33

Sat 20/07 »

Surf report for Sat 20/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 5ft 10s  °  ° 9mph
13:00 5ft 10s  °  ° 18mph
19:00 5ft 9s  °  ° 22mph
Tide times
Low 4:45am (0.11m)
High 10:47am (1.42m)
Low 4:27pm (0.33m)
High 10:46pm (1.81m)
Daylight
First light06:28
Sunrise06:55
Sunset17:06
Dark17:33

Sun 21/07 »

Surf report for Sun 21/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 16mph
13:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 13mph
19:00 4ft 7s  °  ° 20mph
Tide times
Low 5:17am (0.14m)
High 11:21am (1.44m)
Low 5:06pm (0.35m)
High 11:21pm (1.74m)
Daylight
First light06:28
Sunrise06:55
Sunset17:07
Dark17:34

Mon 22/07 »

Surf report for Mon 22/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
13:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Low 5:51am (0.18m)
High 11:58am (1.45m)
Low 5:46pm (0.39m)
High 11:58pm (1.66m)
Daylight
First light06:27
Sunrise06:54
Sunset17:08
Dark17:34

Today's weather

Clear sky

11 °C
(51 °F)

Moderate breeze, 24.8 km/h from W

Sea temperature

19.1°C / 66.4°F

Rating

Average: 4 (2 votes)

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