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Lovely little beach

I stumbled upon this beach while walking from Watson to Rose Bay. This is such a nice little beach with a great view of the city in the distance. Definitely worth a visit!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Newport, United Kingdom
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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stumbled upon this beach while walking from Watson to Rose Bay. This is such a nice little beach with a great view of the city in the distance. Definitely worth a visit!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Most days,this is a very charming inner harbour beach,with very little water current and waves.It is protected from sharks,and has a great kiosk nearby,and good amenity block on the northern end of the beach.A must do for beach goers who like gentle water.

Thank Tone M
Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

So off the beaten track, cosy little beach in the Harbour, near Watson's Bay. Good for a bit of snorkeling too. Very suitable for families with kids.

Thank dmcc1973
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Cosy, private but small . thankfully not commercial but bring do has some downsides... No gear rental etc. Costs about 35-40 from cbd on uberx and very convenient to get back via Watson's bay ferry wharf

Thank Sekhar K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

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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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
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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 via mobile

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 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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