Hermit Bay

The bay is located along the Hermitage Foreshore walk and is part of the Sydney Harbour National Park. While swimming is an option, Hermit Point also makes a great picnic spot, backed by some of Sydney’s most impressive houses. A large home behind the point, built in 1840 by Alexander Dick, is where the Hermitage Foreshore gets its name.

Hermit Bay Point has a small beach to the north backed by a grassy area and a sea wall. A number of picnic tables dot the grass area and there are boat sheds, a boat ramp and a small cave.

hermit bay

While swimming is possible here there are other options like Queens Beach to the south and Milk Beach to the North. Hermit’s real appeal is as a scenic picnic spot. Bring lunch down with a cold bottle of something and a camera. The views across the Harbour are incredible.

Access is via Queen’s lane off Vaucluse Road or access the Hermitage Foreshore walk through Nielsen Park to the north or Bayview Hill Dr to the South. Click here for a map.

Hermit Bay Point and Beach is part of the Hermitage Foreshore Walk.