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Best things to do in Watsons Bay

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Beer Garden
“Vibrant scenic views, incredible breathtaking walks. A great place to visit on a sunny day.”
126 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Take a train from platform 5 Redfern towards Circular Quay. Then catch a Ferry to Watsons Bay. Sunrise or Sunset is highly recommended :)”
61 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“One of the most iconic Sea Food Restaurant in Australia for its stunning views of Sydney Harbour & its amazing food. Definitely a 'MUST SEE" ! when visiting in Sydney. ”
49 locals recommend
“Beautiful harbour beach in Watson's Bay. Have a swim then have fish and chips and a beer at Watson's Bay Hotel .”
28 locals recommend
“Get the ferry to Manly (another beach side suburb) and see the Harbour on the way. ”
32 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Head to Camp Cove for a swim and then head around the cliffs walk. Amazing views right across the harbour and across the Manly. Camera all the way and don't forget to stop by the nude beach.”
16 locals recommend
“With lovely beaches, marvellous views and delicious seafood, Watsons Bay on the South Head peninsula in Sydney’s east is a delightful day trip. Australia’s oldest fishing village is home to waterfront restaurants, great walking trails, and a harbourside park perfect for family picnics. Getting to Watsons Bay, next to Vaucluse, is easy by public transport. A ferry from Circular Quay across sparkling Sydney Harbour takes less than 20 minutes. Alternatively, hop on a bus in the city at Walsh Bay, Barangaroo. Steeped in history, Watsons Bay is rich in indigenous and colonial heritage. Join Kadoo Tours for insights into Aboriginal culture and the bay area. From clifftops on Gap Bluff walking track, marvel at the vast ocean as you walk by where the full-rigged passenger ship the Dunbar shipwrecked in 1857. South Head heritage trail takes you past Lady Bay Beach, which permits nude bathing, and then on to the tip of South Head. You’ll find here the historic red and white striped Hornby Lighthouse, built in 1858 after the Dunbar sank. You can spot whales from South Head between May and November.”
115 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The First Fleet landed at Camp Cove. This is a beautiful beach and well worth the stroll. Proceed up the timber stairs and onto the boardwalk through national parklands to South Head.”
20 locals recommend
“Its short easy walk, that goes past beach and scenic views looking back at Sydney CBD. ”
13 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Do the walk from Dover Hights over the cliffs to Watsons Bay. Breathtaking views. Grab fish and chips at Watsons Bay. If you're dog free you can also carry on into the national park on the headland.”
9 locals recommend
Beer Garden
“A ferry ride from Manly Wharf. Offers diverse global dishes, bright space. Seafood platters and more, overlooking Sydney's spectacular harbour.”
10 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Everyone does the Bondi to Bronte Walk. Personally, I think this one is even nicer. If you end up doing both, let me know your thoughts. Take a ferry and get off at Watson's Bay. Here you can see in a short stroll the stark difference between the protected harbour beaches and the Pacific Ocean side. First, climb to The Gap which unfortunately is infamous for suicides. Google the story of Don Richie, the Angel of the Gap, for a more positive spin on this. Don't forget to walk down along the South Head Heritage trail which has something for everyone: incredible beach and harbour views, military remnants giving you a glimpse into history, and excellent whale watching opportunities. Starting at Camp Cove in Watsons Bay, this short walk (30min - 1 hour) takes you on a stroll along an 1870s cobblestone road past Lady Bay Beach, before reaching historic Hornby Lighthouse with its distinctive red and white stripes. Take some time to explore the gun emplacements and keep your eyes open if you’re there during whale watching season. The views of Sydney are spectacular, with Sydney Harbour to the west, Middle Head and North Head to the north, and the expansive Pacific Ocean to the east. Glance across the tiny entrance into massive Sydney Harbour. Alas, you still have to try and see it from the sea to fully understand why it is so darn easy to completely miss it and just sail past. Return by bus or ferry.”
7 locals recommend
“People flock to Doyles on the Beach, but their takeaway business just metres away is better value and you can sit in the park and enjoy the views. Their restaurant is better though if you want table and chairs!”
10 locals recommend
“A stunning walk around South Head is just 20 minutes from our property. Walk along the headland with amazing views of the Pacific Ocean on one side and Sydney Harbour on the other.”
6 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Spectacular views of Sydney coastline and harbour. Buses from Bondi Junction or Bondi Beach. From The Gap walk around to Camp Cove beach and then finish at the Watsons Bay pub. Lovely spot at any time but perfect in the evening to watch the sun set over Sydney. Bus back to Bondi Junction or Ferry to Circular Quay to continue your day...”
6 locals recommend
“Dog friendly beach with serene harbour backdrop. Check out the Lighthouse whilst in Vaucluse”
4 locals recommend