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“Nice place but busy”
Review of Watson's Bay

Watson's Bay
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

Caught the ferry from Central Quay. A nice trip across the harbour with lovely views of the bridge and opera house. Arrived at Watson Bay and queued for fish and chips on the jetty which were ok but not as spectacular as we had been led to believe. Then walked to the beach which was so crowded there was nowhere to sit, so did the coastal walk instead which was less crowded. We went on a Monday I would imagine the weekend would be even worse. Not recommended if you don't like crowds.

Thank Chantrey
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Reviewed January 17, 2014

We did this late afternoon on a cloudless spring Sydney day. Caught the ferry at the Quay. Took about 30 minutes. We then walked on the South Head Heritage Trail around out toward the tip of the peninsula. Walk took us about an hour, taking our time and reading the fascinating history of this strategic point. Head back just in time for the sunset and a beer at the Beach Club Bar and Restaurant. Definitely a highlight of our stay in Sydney, enjoying the view of the harbour, bridge, opera house from Watson's Bay.

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Reviewed January 16, 2014

Friends took us on the ferry from Sydney to Watson's Bay to have lunch at Doyle's. It was an absolutely fantastic ferry ride and a great way to see the entire harbour. Watson's Bay is a great place to chill out and just walk around or enjoy the beach or grassy areas.

Thank Randall L
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

Sitting in the beer garden of the Wato Bay Hotel, eating some of the freshest sea food available with a coldy in hand, grooving to the sound coming over the speakers and watching tourists traipsing around to all the "must sees", Sydney summer time.
We used to run down the hill from the Naval Base as part of our fitness training, we were meant to run either to Bondi or Double Bay and back but a lot of us in the back of the pack stopped at the door of the pub, especially when the weather was good.
When my children were small my wife and I used to take them to the park (opposite the pub) and when they got hot it was only a short walk to some very good sheltered beaches such as Camp Cove, one of the best free days out for families in Sydney, with the prospect of a cold bevvy at the pub on the way home or for lunch.

Thank Stainlesxs
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

it has got to be one of the most scenic harbours in the world, without the clutter of other city harbours. The ferry service is efficient, the ferry crew are always friendly and helpful. The destination, ie Watsons Bay, was great

Thank thephantomfan
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