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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had read a few bad reviews about this beach before going, but i was pleasantly surprised with how good it was. I had read repeated reviews that is was mostly a male beach (which i have no problem with - but it's also good...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Daniel J
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

It's really relaxing and overwhelming in Natural dress. You can enjoy sunshine and a bit sand on all parts of body. The beach is very small, not much space and mostly crowded in evenings.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ali79-Aus
Reviewed January 9, 2019

the beach is not hard to find as it is on the way to a lookout point its a small pleasant little beach with rocks on either end and a small sand beach that is tiny at high tide as soon as i arrived i...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank steventas
Reviewed December 3, 2018

Shame on you Sydney! With hundreds of miles of fantastic coastline, this is the only legal nude beach you can tolerate??!! I went for one reason - it was my only opportunity during a month's visit to Australia to visit a nude beach. So, on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Roadrunner32
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Lady Bay or Lady Jane Beach is a small harbour beach in Sydney which was one of the first beaches where nude bathing and nudism was allowed in Sydney. The beach is pretty small and its best to visit at low tide when theres a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
7  Thank Ant R
Reviewed August 8, 2018

I agree with several of the reviews that despite its name Lady Bay is not a great beach for women. My wife and I have been there on several occasions and unfortunately there are lots of men there who are clearly up to no good....More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank Alex H
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

This is a small outcrop of rocks on the walk way to to the Hornby lighthouse and headland in Watson's Bay. I guess the attraction is that this beach is a nude beach. When i walked by, there were only clothed people there except few...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Ali79-Aus
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

I visited during summer 2017 (April - May) . Everything else was nice excluding the beach being too congested and not enough open sand to sit. Probably it was high tide time. The crowd was good on the day I visited. Gender ratio was roughly...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Sandeepan86
Reviewed May 30, 2018

I'm sure that this nudist beach used to be better screened from the path until the path renovations 10-15 years ago. I thought at the time that they wanted to embarrass the nude bathers. Well, it only worked on the ones that you wanted to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank mrdom
Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

Went here on a week day plenty of room and nice and secluded out of the way of the winds. If one wants a bit more privacy from roving eyes it is quite easy to move back to the rock face.

Date of experience: April 2018
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