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Address: Watson's Bay, Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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We took a ferry from Circular Quay to Watson's Bay and reminded ourselves how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful city. This area has everything, excellent beaches, a pub... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took a ferry from Circular Quay to Watson's Bay and reminded ourselves how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful city. This area has everything, excellent beaches, a pub, numerous formal and casual dining options, (you can't beat Doyle's takeaway fish and chips while sitting under a palm tree), the walk out to the nearby lighthouse and... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Watsons Bay is another must do if ever visiting Sydney if only to taste the fish & chips from Doyle's. You can arrive by bus but it is very long and arduous (40 min plus!) or by ferry which is by far the nicest and most scenic way. The Bay is very pretty with boats moared nearby and some very... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Caught the ferry to go to Watsons Bay for lunch. After lunch ended up walk around the bay in beautiful weather there were plenty of people there but it wasn't crowded. We walked up to the Gap and around the headland for a great view of the heads. We are ex Sydney siders so the views of the harbour and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to have lunch and ended up having dinner. The restaurant that we wanted to eat at closes at 3:00 and doesn't reopen until 5:00. No worries we had a walk around and a drink next door. Not a lot to do but worth a visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were expecting a nice beach with a view of the bay. The beach is extremely small and the bay can be viewed from the park anyway. The best part about this place is the ferry ride to get there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As iconic as ever, the beaches were clean and covered in gulls looking for morsels of food to eat. Some nice photo opportunities at sunset.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can drive but frankly catching the ferry is more fun. Situated by the south head you can wander around the walks and cliff tops to see views of both the harbour and the ocean. There's a bit of left over history from the war (look outs and naval bases) as well as an old light house to visit. After... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took one of the Sydney ferries over to Watson's Bay. It stops at Rose Bay on the way (the Australian Open golf championship was on when I was there). On exit you arrive at a lovely beach - full of people and boats on a sunny Sunday afternoon. There is a great walk that takes you past a couple... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have just spent a few hours at Watson Bay after having it recommended to me. I was not disappointed... did the coastal walk to the lighthouse.. the views were wonderful. it was peaceful not too touristy. Had coffee in Dunbar House sitting on the terrace over looking the park area. Thoroughly enjoyable

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Watson's bay is a thirty minute ferry ride from Circular Quay. have a meal at one of the many restaurants or simply sit on the beach and enjoy the day. It is a very busy place on the weekends, so if you have the chance to visit mid week, it is definitely worth the visit

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