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Watson's Bay, Sydney

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#1 of 13 in Nature in Sydney
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Sitting at the southern head of the massive Sydney Harbour, Watson's Bay offers both a beach-community vibe and outstanding views of the Sydney skyline across the harbor. Relax in the sun on Camp Cove Beach and then choose from one of two coastal walks. The first goes south, providing views of The Gap, a striking ocean cliff. The second goes north, where you can spot the Hornsby Lighthouse. Both routes take about one hour round-trip. Back in Watson's Bay, stop in a restaurant for fresh fish n' chips before heading on to your next destination. Plan to see Watson's Bay and other attractions that appeal to you using our Sydney vacation planner.
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  • Went with Manly Fast Ferries from Darling Harbour to Watsons Bay. Great walk from this wonderful spot to Bondi Beach, not very difficult but approx. eight km distance. Easy to go back to the city by b...  more »
  • You can't beat Doyle's takeaway. Been coming here since I was a child and still enjoy it. Each meal is prepared fresh and is always delicious. I highly recommend the tempura battered fish opposed to t...  more »
  • The recommendation from a local to have dinner at the Watson's Bay Boutique Hotel at sunset was wonderful! We took the ferry over from Circular Quay around 3 and had some time to explore a bit before ...  more »

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