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Bronte's picturesque beach is a hit with families and cafe scene devotees. 

Bronte, Sydney (east)

Bronte is a hilly, quieter, and more relaxed alternative to Bondi with equally stunning views. It tends to have a village and a community feel, but make no mistakes, there is a café scene here too around the picturesque beach. It's not cheap to live here so be prepared to fork out some big bucks if you want to call Bronte your home. And if you can, you won't be disappointed.


Bronte has ocean pools and is many Sydneysiders' favourite beach. It is also home to Australia's first, and the world's oldest, life-saving club. A drowning at the beach on Boxing Day in 1902 saw the Bronte Surf and Life Saving Club open up in 1903. The beach now plays host to a popular long distance ocean swim in December. The swim starts at Bondi Beach and finishes at Bronte. There is a walking track between Bondi and Bronte. Mid week it's a fantastic walk to do but on weekends it can test anyone's patience with all the human traffic.


Bronte is easily accessible with plenty of buses to the city centre. Architecturally, Bronte has some good Victorian cottages and terraces, Californian Bungalows, new townhouses, and plenty of apartment buildings, many dating from the 1920's - 1970's. These combine to create a pleasant, though at times, built-up living environment.  (More information below and to your left...)


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Rent $$$:

rent prices are expensive

Hot spot: Bronte to Bondi coastal walk



Apartments and period homes

Would Suit:

Singles, Professionals, Families, Gay/lesbian, Travellers

Is a nightmare around the beach during summer


Beach picnic

If this suburb were a shoe, it would be strappy sandals, and a pair of thongs


Parking can be a bit tricky, especially near the beach but nowhere near as suicidal as Bondi Beach.The vibe: beach picnic. Shoe equivalent: thongs (flip flops). Would suit: ages 20+, singles, professionals, families, travellers and long-term visitors. Location: beach. Distance: 8km from the city centre. Direction: East.