Located along the beach of the same name, Tamarama is 7km east of the Sydney CBD and is famous for its trendsetting beach. The beach is between Bondi Beach and Bronte Beach, and the surrounding suburb is relatively small compared to the other two, well known beach communities. Originally named Dixon Bay in the 1800s, the area was later renamed Tamarama for the Aboriginal word “Gamma Gamma”, meaning storm. The area was also home to the first coastal amusement park in Australia, which opened in 1887 but only lasted until 1911 before closure. Some of its remnants can still be found though in the suburb.
The community surrounding Tamarama beach is home to 1,450 people as of the 2011 census and is a mostly affluent region with close proximity to the cafes, shops, restaurants, and stores of Bronte and Bondi Beach.
Amenities of the Tamarama Neighbourhood
Tamarama is best known for the beach and the culture and community that cropped up around it over the last two centuries. Rather narrow, Tamarama beach is home to a local Surf Club on the northern end and is considered generally dangerous for swimmers. The deep water and small size of the beach, combined with a particularly dangerous swell make it hard for most people to swim in unless they are professionals or surfers.
Tamarama is at the heart of the Bondi to Bronte Ocean Walk, the most popular in the country and the nearby park space is used each year for Sculpture by the Sea – the most popular outdoor exhibit of its kind in Australia.
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