Bondi is by far Australia’s most famous beach. With fame comes a lot of popularity so you’re guaranteed to be surrounded by thousands of people on its sands on a hot day. But if you get there early enough you can enjoy some peace and quiet before the hoards of backpackers and locals arrive for a day of tanning. There are also plenty of post-beach drink hang outs to choose from. The Bucket List is perched right above the beach promenade and buzzes on the weekend. Or, for something a little more low key, head to Porch and Parlour at the beach’s north end and enjoy the views with a mandatory green juice.