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Address: Watson's Bay, Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Watsons bay is one of the most scenic places in Sydney. Take a walk around the bar area which is a peninsula which on one sides faces the city and the other side out to sea... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 NEW

Watsons bay is one of the most scenic places in Sydney. Take a walk around the bar area which is a peninsula which on one sides faces the city and the other side out to sea. Definitely a photographers paradise.

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Quirindi, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 NEW

Visited Doyles some time ago for lunch...found prices over inflated for what you get....no better than the fish take out next door only difference is the price....if money is no object for you then feel free... Was so disappointed as I was looking forward to reliving my easy Sunday lunches in this idyllic setting from the 70's but alas the... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 NEW

The short 20 mins ferry ride is worth it if you have time to spare. Dine in at Doyles for the fish and chips at $13.80.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 NEW

Take one of the ferries to this spot and choose a restaurant to enjoy. There are long distance views of Sydney from many locations. It isn't cheap but a relaxing place to spend an afternoon.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 NEW

Wonderful spot to enjoy good seafood at reasonable price, collect from local kiosk and find a spot on the beach (benches available) to munch on lunch, feed the gulls, or take in the sun

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 NEW

Watsons Bay is idyllic,& easily accessible via the Ferry from Darling Harbor. A nice leisurely cruise. Watsons Bay is famous for 'Doyles's' fish restaurant, which features sit down or takeaway meals. Doyle's has been there forever & features great fresh fish cooked to your preference/taste.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

Watson's Bay beach was very small, but there was a good walk from there to the end of the cove, with various quaint beaches along the way, including Lady Bay Beach

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

A great round trip if you're exploring Sydney for the first time (or indulging yourself as I was). Take the ferry from Circular Quay and hop off at Watson's Bay. Treat yourself to an over-priced lunch or a drink in the iconic surroundings of the Watson's Bay pub. Once you've done that, grab a bus back to the city and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

this beach has amazing view with line of yachts on the sea. there are several cafe that serve fresh seafood for lunch and dinner. you can explore this area by crossing the road to sydney harbour national park for a breathtaking view of the sea and the unique formation of the cliffs. there is also a park called robertson park... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 NEW

The local eateries were very expensive but the food which is mostly seafood based is fresh. The outlook is quite spectacular

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