Tamarama Beach: Bondi Beach’s long lost half brother. The small beach is the beach that neighbours the world famous Bondi Beach. With its location and proximity to what is usually the main attraction — Bondi Beach, it’s not a bad alternative for those in the area who want something fresh.
The second day of shooting for our “Discover the Heart of Sydney” advertisement video shoot took us to Tamarama Beach. At first, our film crew (including myself) touched down near the south end of Bondi Beach, thinking that Tamarama was just a quick stroll away. In the end I wouldn’t say it was “quick”, but it certainly was only a stroll away.
What we found, however, in our walk southward from Bondi Beach to Tamarama Beach was a beautiful scenic path along the waterside cliffs and hills of the Bondi region. The path was alive with joggers and happy locals walking their dogs. Families, young couples and students of all ages smiled and walked around the path gleefully as we headed down to Tamarama Beach. In saying this, getting off at Bondi Beach just to walk to Tamarama itself is worth it, especially during the Sculpture by the Sea festival (more about this in our next post).
When we arrived at the beach itself, we were pleasantly surprised to not only find gorgeous white sand and the refreshing rolls of ocean waves, but the rock formations on the north side of the beach were both visually stunning and fun to climb. Photographers and videographers would have a great time getting shots among the rocky wonders at Tamarama Beach, and as for the beach itself: the waves are strong enough to enjoy, but calm enough to soothe while they splash over your ankles while walking along the waterside.
Remember next time you head to Bondi Beach that that isn’t the only beach in the area. The lesser known (and therefore more quiet) beach of Tamarama is a short scenic walk away, and you might find that you like this small beach much better than the worldwide popular Bondi Beach.