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Tamarama Beach - 8kms east south east of Sydney and within 1km is Gaerloch Reserve.
Nestled between Bronte and Bondi Beach this family friendly beach has loads to offer and is easily accessible via Public Transport – bus from Bondi Junction to Gaerlock Reserve or bus from Central Station to nearby Bronte Beach, then follow the coastal walk and enjoy the spectacular harbour views. There is limited parking overlooking the beach or in nearby streets.
Tamarama Beach is locally known as Glamarama as reference to the “glamourous” people who sunbathe at this Sydney Beach and the Suburb of Tamarama was originally referred to as Dixon Bay by the early settlers and officially changed to Tamarama in the 1800’s after the Aboriginal Term – “Gamma Gamma”.
It was at this location in 1887 that Sydney had its 1st amusement park which was named “The Bondi Aquarium” with its main ride being the roller coaster that weaved it way over the beach. In 1906 the amusement park was sold and renamed – “Wonderland City”, and included elephant rides on the beach. It finally closed in 1911 and in 1920 the site was brought by the NSW Government and officially noted as Tamarama Park.
Although small, Tamarama Beach due to its deep water as well as ever present rips is classed as a dangerous beach for most swimmers and the directions of the Tamarama Surf Life Savers should be followed at all times, as this Sydney Beach records the highest numbers of beach rescues per thousand swimmers than any other beach in Sydney.
Things to do:-
Things to be aware of:-
- Topographic Rips
- Disabled Toilets
- Drinking Water
- Public Phone