Tamarama is situated 7km east of the CBD between Bondi and Bronte, with a beach that is only 100m long but still famous for being one of the most dangerous beaches in NSW. Despite this, the Tamarama Surf Life Savings Club, haven’t had a life lost for over a 100 years. Popular with sunbathers, it’s also a top surfing spot – favoured by body boarders and wave riders alike. Its name is derived from the Aboriginal ‘Gamma’ but today is affectionately dubbed ‘Glamarama’ due to its popularity with Sydney’s young and beautiful.
Only a limited number of houses and apartments grace this diminutive suburb, many perched high above the lush green expanse of Tamarama Gully. A picturesque stop along the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk, it was once the unlikely home of the biggest funfair in Sydney – Wonderland City. As with neighbouring Bondi, the majority of development occurred in the boom years of the 1920s and 1930s and in recent times the exclusivity of the area has produced a wave of renovation and rebuilding.
There is a café by the beach and you are not far from Bondi Road with its many cafes, restaurants and shops or the famous Bondi Icebergs. The cafés in Bronte are also only a stroll away along the coastal walk and protected marine park.
Buying in Tamarama you are more or less guaranteed to be moments to the beach and likely to get a sensational ocean view. The homes are a mix of older style apartments and contemporary houses, many with excellent outdoor living