Camp Cove, Sydney

4.4
#8 of 23 in Beaches in Sydney
Widely regarded as the jewel of Sydney Harbor, Camp Cove features white sands and tranquil waters favored by swimmers, snorkelers, and divers. The beach overlooks a stretch of water facing the central business district’s skyline. There’s also a raised promenade on the beach, which offers additional vantage points ideal for watching the sunset or photographing the city. Several food kiosks operate right on the sand, but you can also visit a number of nearby restaurants, famous for their fish and chips. This area is a significant historic site, with a number of indigenous rock engravings of whales and fish. Plenty of parking is available, and rustic changing room facilities are also provided for your convenience. Using our international travel planner, Sydney attractions like Camp Cove can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Walk from the ferry station and less than 10 minutes, very white sand is a beautiful coast. There were people doing the dive, so deep? Stops include a yacht. Waves are not too rough, but October is still swimming not seem. Shop 1, was at the entrance.
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  • This is a fun sandy beach located within the harbour, nice to just sit and relax on a sunny day, enjoying a picnic. Easy to get to using the ferries, which are amazing value on a sunday as the price i...  more »
  • Few visitors to this small sandy beach would know that this was where the British first set foot in Sydney Harbour, so Camp Cove has a deserved place in Australian history. The beach is about an 800 m...  more »

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