THe Beach Blog

Our guides to looking and feeling your best at the beach or pool.

Have you ever lied in the sunshine at the beach and felt a million miles from the corporate jungle and all it’s stresses? If so … you’ll know what we mean when we say all guys need to take the time to disconnect and find their happy place once in a while!

Bondi Joe is about mens swimwear that takes you to your happy place, and reconnects you with the beach boy that lies within. Most guys grow up with fond childhood memories of time spent at the beach, the neighbours swimming pool or perhaps your own pool if you were lucky enough to have one! How long has it been since you last felt that? For us, it all starts with finding the perfect pair of mens swimwear.

As we get older, and our lives get busier and busier, we think it’s even more important to take stock, have a break and unwind. We want to inspire you to find your beach boy, and have assembled our ultimate guide to relaxation, some notes on the importance of finding your happy place, our tips on planning your escape and guides to some of our favourite places.

Have a favorite beach? So do we! Checkout our guides to some of the greatest beaches around the world. Pack your favourite pair of Bondi Joe’s and plan your escape today!

Mens Swim Wear Guide

Our best tips for finding the perfect pair of mens swim shorts, trunks or boardshorts

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Discover Bondi Beach

Discover our best tips about our spiritual home, Bondi Beach, Australia. Learn how to get there, what to do and see to make the most of your trip.

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Best Australian beaches

Discover the best Australian beaches. From Noosa to Surfers Paradise, Bells Beach to Margaret River – our guides to all the best beaches.

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Worlds best beaches

Our guides to the worlds best beaches – from Fiji to Hawaii and the Caribbean, discover the hottest beaches in the world and read our tips.

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Beach tents

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Boardie Shorts Guide

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Men Boardshorts

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Surviving the Beach with Kids

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Where to Buy Swimming Trunks

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Guide to Swimming in Maui, Hawaii

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Guide to Buying Mens Designer Swim Trunks

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Cool Mens Trunks this season

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Guide to Swimming at Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos

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Swimming at Trunk Bay, St. John, USVI

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Swimming at Waipio Valley, Big Island, Hawaii

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Swimming at Blue Beach (La Chiva), Vieques, Puerto Rico

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Swimming the Great Barrier Reef, Australia

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Guide to Swimming at Brighton Beach, Victoria

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Tall Mens Swimwear Guide

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Swimming at Surfers Paradise Beach, Queensland

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