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
Tue 28th27°C / 81°F
Wed 29th26°C / 79°F
Thu 30th28°C / 82°F
Fri 31st28°C / 82°F
Sat 01st28°C / 82°F
Sun 02nd36°C / 97°F
5 Day Bronte Beach UV Index
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Bronte Beach tide times & sea state
Tue 28/01 »
Surf report for Tue 28/01 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 5:00 5ft 7s 14mph 11:00 5ft 7s 10mph 17:00 5ft 7s 13mph Tide times Low 5:26am (0.35m) High 11:43am (1.72m) Low 6:14pm (0.15m) Daylight First light 05:43 Sunrise 06:10 Sunset 20:04 Dark 20:31
Wed 29/01 »
Surf report for Wed 29/01 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 5:00 6ft 6s 22mph 11:00 5ft 6s 14mph 17:00 4ft 11s 14mph Tide times High 12:20am (1.39m) Low 6:04am (0.36m) High 12:18pm (1.66m) Low 6:46pm (0.19m) Daylight First light 05:44 Sunrise 06:11 Sunset 20:03 Dark 20:31
Thu 30/01 »
Surf report for Thu 30/01 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 5:00 3ft 15s 6mph 11:00 3ft 14s 7mph 17:00 3ft 14s 15mph Tide times High 12:55am (1.41m) Low 6:44am (0.39m) High 12:55pm (1.58m) Low 7:19pm (0.24m) Daylight First light 05:45 Sunrise 06:12 Sunset 20:03 Dark 20:30
Fri 31/01 »
Surf report for Fri 31/01 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 5:00 5ft 6s 21mph 11:00 5ft 6s 21mph 17:00 7ft 7s 27mph Tide times High 1:33am (1.43m) Low 7:29am (0.43m) High 1:34pm (1.49m) Low 7:55pm (0.30m) Daylight First light 05:46 Sunrise 06:13 Sunset 20:02 Dark 20:29
Sat 01/02 »
Surf report for Sat 01/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 5:00 7ft 8s 21mph 11:00 7ft 8s 19mph 17:00 7ft 8s 25mph Tide times High 2:14am (1.45m) Low 8:18am (0.48m) High 2:17pm (1.40m) Low 8:33pm (0.36m) Daylight First light 05:47 Sunrise 06:14 Sunset 20:01 Dark 20:28
Sun 02/02 »
Surf report for Sun 02/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 5:00 7ft 8s 18mph 11:00 6ft 8s 11mph 17:00 5ft 8s 18mph Tide times High 2:59am (1.48m) Low 9:13am (0.51m) High 3:05pm (1.31m) Low 9:15pm (0.40m) Daylight First light 05:48 Sunrise 06:15 Sunset 20:01 Dark 20:28