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. Put Camp Cove into our Sydney itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • May 22, 2017
    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 »
  • December 12, 2016
    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 »
  • November 30, 2016
    CAMP COVE beach has lovely white sand and calm and shallow water suitable for safe swimming. There are lovely views of the City of Sydney and the beach has a calm and tranquil feel about it. There is ...  more »

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