One of Sydney’s few nude beaches is located in the picturesque surrounds of Watsons Bay and South Head.

Getting To Lady Bay Beach, Watsons Bay

Where Is It?

Located near the entrance to the South Head Walk, Lady Bay Beach is best reached from Camp Cove Beach on Cliff Street.

By Ferry

The closest ferry terminal is at Watsons Bay, about 20 minute walk to Lay Bay Beach. Walk across Robertson Park to join Cliff Street, or across Watson Bay Beach to join Cove Street.

By Bus

The nearest bus stop is at the terminal near Robertson Park.


The closest street address is at the corner of Cliff Street and Victoria Street in Watsons Bay, 2030.


There is a small carpark at the end of Cliff Street near the entrance to Camp Cove Beach. There is also a small parking area at the end of Pacific Street.


Google Maps Link – Lady Bay Beach | Watsons Bay

Things To Do

Nude Bathing

Lady Bay Beach is one of the few nude beaches in Sydney. Clothing is optional at this pretty popular nudist beach, which is in use most of the year, and particularly in the summer. There are some nicely shaded areas beneath the rock platforms and the tree line also provides good protection .


Similar to Camp Cove Beach, Lady Bay faces the harbour and is generally calm and pleasant waters. However there is no lifesaver on duty at Lady Bay Beach.


There are some good fishing spots along this stretch of the Harbour, from Green Point Reserve through Camp Cove to Lady Bay Beach. Anything from silver trevally and bream to squid and taylor.

 Lady Bay Beach South Head Sydney


  • Food

    The closest kiosk is at Camp Cove Beach a few minutes walk from the beach. If you’re after something a little more upmarket there’s a few cafes and takeaways near Robertson Park and the ferry wharf.

  • Rubbish Bins

    There are rubbish and recycle bins near the amenities block right near the stairs down to the beach.

  • Toilets

    There is an amenities block near the entrance to the beach along the South Head Walk.

  • Can I take my dog?

    Dogs are not permitted on the beach or on the South Head Walk.


South Head Track Sydney

South Head Walk | Watsons Bay

An easy walk around the headland taking in whale watching spots and Hornby Lighthouse.

Camp Cove Watsons Bay Sydney

Camp Cove Beach | Watsons Bay

A fun Harbour beach with good swimming and snorkelling throughout the summer.

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