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Historic beach

This lovely beach's historical importance is typically understated, in the Australian tradition. This is the beach where Europeans first set foot in Sydney Cove. It was also an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This lovely beach's historical importance is typically understated, in the Australian tradition. This is the beach where Europeans first set foot in Sydney Cove. It was also an important place for aboriginal people. It was a good source of fresh water. It's a lovely little cove, sheltered and a nice spot away from Watsons Bay when it's busy on weekends.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Like your own private beach hardly anyone tere. Tucked away at the end of Watsons Bay. Got the ferry from the city and discovered it by chance. So quiet and peaceful with good swimming. Nice sand too.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Right next to the delightful Watsons Bay is Camp cove a beautiful sma beach in front of Millionaire style houses yards from the beach,awesome. Also a lovely circular historical walk around South Head to see the Gun positions and Hornby Lighthouse still in use today --magical

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We came to Watsons Bay and ended up at Camp Cove as a better beach for us to enjoy. It was nice to watch future scuba divers practising while here. A small food and drink hut is also located by the beach (Camp Cove Kiosk) and they make some really great sandwiches!! Enjoy!!

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Everyone knows about Bondi and Manly. Thankfully not too many know about Camp Cove. If you are afraid of surf, don't worry. It has the flattest waves in Sydney. Great place for a picinic. Lots of families . Parking is ordinary. I try to go after 4pm ie after the rush and when I can get a car park spot.... More 

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Baulkham Hills, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It had been ages since I had come to this beach - over 30 years ago - I used to scuba dive off the beach for night dives. So time I took my family along to see how things have changed. We came at the end of the day - from 3pm - and were lucky to find a parking... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This bay is a smaller one than some but it is a lovely safe beach suitable for all, Because of this it can be crowded on a nice day so go early if you can. The parking is sparse so be prepared for a bit of time to cruise looking for a park or park further away and walk. Once... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

When I lived in Sydney, one day I ventured out to Watson's bay and carried on walking until I stumbled upon this hidden gem. The beach is so beautiful, it can get fairly busy in the Summer months, but nothing like the main beaches such as Bondi or Coogee. It feels like you're on a mediterranean beach rather than in... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I've always loved this place. Living in Watsons Bay meant its always walking distance, but visiting it again on holidays it still hasn't lost its charm. Close to the heads, its a clean beach and the water is good too. Can see the busy harbour and its just such a quiet little spot away from the hustle and bustle of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Relatively small beach, great spot to be surrounded by locals. Small kiosk on the beach with snacks. Recommended to eat/take out fish and chips in one of the fish restaurants in Watsons Bay, a short walk away.

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