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Watsons Bay, Sydney

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Outdoor Activity · Beach / Pool Club
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Sitting at the southern head of the massive Sydney Harbour, Watsons Bay offers both a beach-community vibe and outstanding views of the Sydney skyline across the harbor. Relax in the sun on Camp Cove Beach and then choose from one of two coastal walks. The first goes south, providing views of The Gap, a striking ocean cliff. The second goes north, where you can spot the Hornsby Lighthouse. Both routes take about one hour round-trip. Back in Watsons Bay, stop in a restaurant for fresh fish n' chips before heading on to your next destination. Arrange to visit Watsons Bay and other attractions in Sydney using our Sydney trip itinerary maker tool.
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  • Watsons Bay is just a short ferry ride from Circular Quay. It has the Doyles Fish Restaurant, among other eateries, there. A nice stroll to the rugged cliffs, and to Camp Cove. You can also go on a... 
    Watsons Bay is just a short ferry ride from Circular Quay. It has the Doyles Fish Restaurant, among other eateries, there. A nice stroll to the rugged cliffs, and to Camp Cove. You can also go on a...  more »
  • Watsons Bay has the benefit of a pretty bay and beach and rhe rugged cliffs of thr Gap on the ocean side. Temporary fencing that looks permenant at the Gap destrcts somewhat from the spectacular... 
    Watsons Bay has the benefit of a pretty bay and beach and rhe rugged cliffs of thr Gap on the ocean side. Temporary fencing that looks permenant at the Gap destrcts somewhat from the spectacular...  more »
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  • Great for swimming as the bay water is calm. Easy to access via the ferry from Circular Quay and there are food options for enjoying fish along the water. The Watsons Bay Hotel fish and chippery is by far the best. Nice park adjacent to the beach which also has public toilets
  • Advantages of walking on a rainy day 🌈 is that crowds are less and Sydney Harbour never disappoints. It wasn't windy and a beautiful walk in Watson's bay.

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