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“Ferry ride, view of the harbor entrance, but not much else”
Review of Watson's Bay

Watson's Bay
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed March 29, 2012

We have taken the ferry to Watson's Bay, which is quite relaxing, particularly if it stops at some of the 'ports' along the way, Double Bay, Rose Bay etc.
There is actually not much to do once you are there other than walk over to the cliffs at the harbor entrance and watch the surf or have a drink at the pub or a meal at the restaurant/s. Doyles is a well-known seafood restaurant, but is expensive. There is a casual/takeaway branch of Doyles if all you want is fish and chips.
For the energetic, the walk along the eastern coastal cliffs to the Lighthouse is pleasant on a nice calm day.
An alternative for the return trip back to Sydney CBD is to take the bus, via Bondi Beach.

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Reviewed March 29, 2012

We took the ferry from Circular Quay to Watson's Bay, meeting family there. It was the perfect place to have a visit and spend the day. There are great play areas for children, climbing structures, beach etc. We had take out fish and chips from Doyle's and ate at a picnic table under the trees.

Thank jlaway
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Reviewed March 29, 2012

Fish 'n Chips @ Doyles......

What could be better than sitting looking at that amazing view and eating the Pacific's staple diet.....

Did it in 2007 and enjoyed it then, too.

Thank MrsJenNZ
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Reviewed March 28, 2012

Watson's Bay is a charming waterfront community. It is small, but a fun place to ride the ferry to for lunch and then return.

Thank happyretiree1968
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

Worth the bus or car trip to eat at Doyles on the Beach, have a coffee in the coffee shop on the beach or stroll along one of the two beaches. A special part of Sydney where you pass the famous 'gap' and see some beautiful houses along the way.
Well worth the trip.

Thank Marysems
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