The Beach Guide

Bronte Beach

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 28th
Partly cloudy 27°C / 81°F
Wed 29th
Fair 26°C / 79°F
Thu 30th
Clear sky 28°C / 82°F
Fri 31st
Clear sky 28°C / 82°F
Sat 01st
Clear sky 28°C / 82°F
Sun 02nd
Clear sky 36°C / 97°F

5 Day Bronte Beach UV Index

UV Index scale

A UV Index reading of 3 or more means some precautions should be taken. For more information visit our guide to the UV Index.

Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

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 light05:43
    Sunrise06:10
    Sunset20:04
    Dark20:31
  • 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 light05:44
    Sunrise06:11
    Sunset20:03
    Dark20:31
  • 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 light05:45
    Sunrise06:12
    Sunset20:03
    Dark20:30
  • 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 light05:46
    Sunrise06:13
    Sunset20:02
    Dark20:29
  • 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 light05:47
    Sunrise06:14
    Sunset20:01
    Dark20:28
  • 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 light05:48
    Sunrise06:15
    Sunset20:01
    Dark20:28

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