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Address: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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private, quiet beach

Great beach, very secluded and relaxing. Avoid the crowds of Manly and Bondi and go for this beach instead.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Warren S
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English first
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41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great beach, very secluded and relaxing. Avoid the crowds of Manly and Bondi and go for this beach instead.

Thank Warren S
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115 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
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.

Thank Julie_L14
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
2 reviews
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.

Thank potsnus67
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
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

1 Thank engulfed
Orlando, Florida
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188 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 565 helpful votes
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!!

2 Thank Love2TrvlMM
Sydney, Australia
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49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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 

Thank nick_private
Baulkham Hills, Australia
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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

1 Thank JoeHYL
Christchurch, New Zealand
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40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 

Thank CathyandKen O
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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 

Thank Lucy M
Newcastle, Australia
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450 reviews
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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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