Bronte is just over a kilometre’s walk south of Bondi. The beach itself
faces east and picks up swell from any direction, but bulky headlands to
the north and south and clusters of underwater rocks make conditions
challenging, especially for swimmers. The south headland shapes Bronte’s
premium wave, but it breaks across rocks so it’s for confident
Those same rocks create a sheltered natural pool beloved of parents with young kids, while an ocean-fed lap pool tucked in beneath the south headland provides one of Sydney’s finest saltwater swim experiences (free entry). A wide grassy park behind the beach has barbecues and picnic tables and gives way to a wooded gully between rows of expensive houses on the opposing hillsides.