Bronte Beach, NSW, Sydney, Australia
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is a beachside suburb of Sydney, in the state
of New South Wales, Australia. Bronte is located
8 kilometres east of the Sydney central business
district, in the Waverley Council local government
area of the Eastern Suburbs.
Beach sits on Nelson Bay, surrounded by Bronte
Park. Bronte offers scenic cliff-top walking paths
south to Coogee via the Waverley Cemetery and
north to Tamarama and Bondi Beach. The cliff-top
path offers views which extend from Ben Buckler
in the north to Malabar in the south. Bronte is
located about 2.5km south of Bondi Beach.
Lowe who later became Viscount Sherbrooke, bought
42 acres of land from Mortimer Lewis (1796-1879),
a colonial architect who owned most of the frontage
in the area in the 1830s. His home was completed
in 1845 and was named Bronte House, for Lord Nelson,
who was the Duke of Bronte, a place in Sicily.
The suburb of Bronte took its name from the estate
which faced Nelson Bay, also named after Lord
Nelson, the hero of the Battle of Trafalgar.
became a member of the New South Wales Legislative
Council. He later moved back to England where
he became a writer with The Times. Bronte House
still stands in Bronte Road and is now a Heritage
listed building, open to the public.
has a strong surf culture. The Bronte surf lifesaving
club was founded in 1903 and claims to be the oldest
lifesaving club in the world.
annual long distance ocean swimming event is held
in December each year between Bondi Beach and
Bronte Road beachside shopping precinct is noteworthy
because in recent years every shop has been converted
into a restaurant, leaving no stores of any other
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