Chinamans Beach

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Neighborhood: Mosman
With a variety of outdoor attractions, the sophisticated harbor suburb of Mosman has something for everyone. Shoppers can stroll Military Road for its unique offering of antiques, designer labels, and hip restaurants and cafes. Nature lovers can take in spectacular bushwalks like the Taronga to Balmoral walk, while families can enjoy snorkeling in the sheltered beaches of Balmoral Beach or scuba diving at Chowder Bay. History lovers enjoy exploring the fortifications at the end of Old Fort Road in Middle Head, which date back to the 1800s. Even the exhibitionist set can find entertainment in Mosman, with several nude beaches located in the area.
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Acineto
Auckland Central, New Zealand19,692 contributions
Jun 2022
We walked to Chinamans Beach from the Murchison River area in Kalbarri since it was visible from the foreshore area. There were lots of people there and quite a few of them were casting lines from both sides of the beach. The beach itself had quite large waves. The sand was soft and fairly fine. It was nice walking along the beach instead of the footpath. The other end of the beach leads to Zuytdrop Memorial and the Back beach, which eventually leads to the Blue holes if you keep walking along it.
It was a nice place to play in the water and enjoy the beach life.
Written July 12, 2022
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annasydney66
Sydney Australia29 contributions
Jan 2014 • Couples
This is a quiet, safe, delightful beach in the harbour, so no waves. The water is not too deep and the sand is very fine and soft. The big trees above the beach and the grassy area are wonderful for a picnic. We swam, ate and swam again. Also the amenities block is new, clean and very well designed.
Written January 30, 2014
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AmeExploresTheWorld
2 contributions
Jan 2015 • Couples
Love the relaxing vibe of this place! This is a scenic Middle harbour beach with views of the harbourside houses and natural reserves of Clontarf, Balgowlah Heights and Grotto Point, with distant views of North Heads. Great for couples, families and those wanting a swim or paddle in calm waters. The water is warm, clear and sandy under foot. Though the beach has a north easterly orientation, there is sun late into the afternoon as the beach is not obscured by hills in the back. There are no lifeguards or shark nets on the beach. Pleasure crafts tend to anchor near the shore but stay outside of the swim area, adhering to "No Boat" signs. The beach backs on to Rosherville Reserve, a park with a small, sandy and unfenced children's playground. It also has shady picnic areas near the beach access and open, grassy and informal recreational areas. The shower block is located close to the beach access and though small, is modern and has well maintained outdoor showers, changing areas and toilets. A drinking water fountain is located nearby. There was an ice-cream truck at the time of our visit though there is no kiosk, the nearest restaurants/cafes are located at The Spit or Balmoral Beach. If driving to the beach from The Spit via Parriwi Road, Cyprian Street is a sharp hairpin left turn. A range of paid and unmetered parking options are available.
Written January 28, 2015
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CarlieRuds
London, UK22 contributions
Nov 2014
I think some people who have reviewed this beach have confused it with another beach of the Same name in Jervis Bay. And although that is also a nice beach this one is better. Being just 15 minutes from the centre of the city it's quiet and secluded. The water was calm to swim in but also picturesque with a few rock pools. A little awkward to drive to without knowing where you are going but great once you get there.
Written November 17, 2014
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Ron Greenman
Witley, UK206 contributions
Jan 2014 • Family
Rented a beautiful house for a week overlooking the white sand of Chinaman's Beach - effectively an extension of the larger and busier Hyams Beach on Jervis Bay. What could be nicer than a relatively safe beach, cliff-side walks and the occasional pod of dolphins cavorting just offshore. Don't ask about 3 O'clock Charlie!
Written January 25, 2014
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Pam Silverton
9 contributions
Sep 2019
The beach itself is lovely, however due to the numerous dog walkers like Mosman Paws who clearly cant control their dogs - my experience is often tainted by the large groups of dogs running onto the beach, urinating and disturbing those who are trying to relax.
Written January 19, 2020
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mastermuzz
Sydney, Australia1,264 contributions
Jan 2017 • Friends
Parking is expensive ( and can be distant if you try to avoid being gouged by Mosman Council. The beach is littered with plastic that floats in from all the boats. I found a syringe just feet from my toddler. On our visit there was a bloke spearing fish ( then gutting the poor thing ) in the swimming area. No sign of any one in authority as they were too busy making money from parking tickets they were issuing.
Written January 7, 2017
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Bruno F
Greater Sydney, Australia11 contributions
Jul 2014 • Friends
This place is a little hard to find, but its worth it. Its well away from the crowded tourist Beaches like Bondi. Much smaller but a nice place to chill out and relax. Perfect place to go if you have time during the week, because all you are likely to find is a lone fisherman and a few seagulls to keep you company.
Written October 1, 2014
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bucketlisttravellers
Sydney, Australia3,783 contributions
Jan 2018 • Friends
This is a beautiful spot that has somehow managed to fly under the radar. I've lived in Sydney my entire life and only heard about this place about 5 years ago.
The beach doesn't have any waves, so it's perfect for young families and those wanting a relaxing dip. The whole area is stunningly beautiful. There is a huge park just beyond the beach which doesn't get too crowded and has good facilities.
The only downside is that parking comes at a hefty premium. I heard it was $18 for two hours. If you don't mind a bit of a walk there is free street parking up the hill. The nearest bus stop is about ten minutes walk away.
Written January 6, 2018
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Kathryn W
Sydney, Australia462 contributions
Oct 2016 • Friends
This is a good beach for families, as it is shaded and had flat access through the reserve from the car park. Parking is $8 a day.
There are toilets at the site.
Written October 29, 2016
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