last Visited march 2014
Bondi Beach is arguably one of Australia’s most famous beaches. No doubt made even more famous by the show ‘Bondi Rescue’, which our family loves to watch.
Bondi Beach has a beach wheelchair available and a really good one at that! We found it easy to push and our son had a fantastic time at the beach. The day we visited Bondi the Easterly wind had brought in the blue bottles so it didn’t make for safe swimming so it was more of a walk and dip in and out of the waves on this occasion. It was still really enjoyable.
The promenade that runs along the top of the beach is wheelchair accessible and the beach can be accessed by ramps. The lifesavers that we spoke to advised that it is just a matter of knocking on the Lifeguard tower door and as long as they are available they will bring the beach wheelchair to one of the ramps for easy transfer. There is only one beach wheelchair though so it would be first in best dressed but I don’t think it is often used.
Bondi beach gets incredibly busy on a hot summer’s day so parking could be an issue even with a parking permit. We went on a mild day and there was plenty of parking. There are disabled parking places right near the promenade.
Disabled toilet facilities and change facilities are available at the Bondi Pavilion which is directly opposite the Lifeguard Tower. The stand alone disabled toilet was locked needing the Mlak key to open it on the day we visited. The ladies and men’s toilets also have a large disabled stall inside which did not require a key.