Bronte Beach in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs

 Bronte Beach has to be the most family-friendly of of the Eastern Suburbs ocean beaches. Don’t you think?

We’ve splashed in the waves, splashed in the Bogey Hole, and done laps in the rock pool.  My three boys have all loved that little train that chugs around the tracks at weekends.  Great playground too!

Bronte Beach

Bronte Road Bronte 2024

Waverley Council beaches website page 

Bronte is toddler and preschooler heaven and therefore can get busy but there is plenty of space for everyone to enjoy the manifold pleasures here.

Working landwards from the blue sea there is the large golden sand beach between scenic rocky headlands, the big natural rockpool known as the Bogey Hole at the southern end of the beach, the beautiful rockpool known as Bronte Baths with its nice shallow end.

The lovely wide promenade is very lovely, and the reserve beyond has wide swathes of grass, plenty of room to run and play cricket. The reserve has lots of shade, picnic tables and barbecues.

A model train gives rides to the kids and their enthusiastic parents on weekends and school holidays. Plus there are great paths for bikes and trikes.

To top it all is a wonderful playground at the rear of the reserve. Blimey!

Bronte has the lot and is a must-see for visitors and a must-visit-regularly for all youthful and zestful Sydneysiders.

Cafes: Big kiosk by the surf-lifesaving club opens 8am–8pm in summer and on fine winter days, and a strip of cafes on Bronte Road with lots of tables and chairs on the pavement

Toilets: Toilets, shower and change block by the surf club and at the rockpool

Only tiny patches from the cliffs at the southern end of the beach but plenty on the reserve

Playground: Yes, a wonderful playground

Ocean pool: Yes

Shark net: No

Mum’s report: A fantastic spot, so don’t delay! Pack up the kids, towels, bucket and spade, the sunscreen and a few hats and head down to Bronte immediately. It’s one of the best places in Sydney for young children.  That’s why is gets SO BUSY at the weekends though, it can be very hard to find a parking space, prepare to walk if necessary.

Map reference: Gregory’s 378 A8, Sydway 78 R13, UBD 257 9M

Parking: Street parking on Bronte Road and Calgan Place and surrounding streets

Bus stop nearby: Yes


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Posted on: November 19, 2014


  • Reply November 19, 2011

    Mrs Woog

    One of my favorites, as well as Freshwater xx

    • Reply November 19, 2011


      Yes, Freshwater is lovely too… ahhh… how I would love to go there one day sans kids and walk, swim and then have lunch at Pilu… never been there… wonder if could squeeze it in before the full horror of school holidays comes??? How lovely to see you on my wee blog, Mrs Woog!

  • Reply November 19, 2011


    And it’s a gorgeous weekend for a visit… but the parking will be ferocious, I’m sure!

  • […] Bronte Beach is the most lovely spot for children, with a terrific playground, great rock pool and the ‘Bogey Hole’ plus a little train for extra mini-thrills. […]

  • Reply August 29, 2016

    bronte green

    Whoever has had a picnic at Bronte will never forget the experience.

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