A scenic harbour beach and pool tucked away in Blackburn Cove with shady gardens to explore on the way through.

Getting To Seven Shillings Beach, Double Bay

Where Is It?

Located in Blackburn Cove, Seven Shillings Beach is accessible from St Mervyns Avenue or through Blackburn Gardens in Double Bay. Take New South Head Road to Double Bay. The Beach is near the Double Bay Library and Woollahra Council Building.


The 323,324,325 & 326 all stop along New South Head Road not far from Blackburn Gardens and the beach.


Take the ferry to Double Bay Wharf and it’s about a 10-15 minute walk east to Seven Shillings Beach. Follow Double Bay Beach to Beach Street onto William Street and head east to connect to New South Head Road.


St Mervyns Avenue, Double Bay


Parking in this area is limited to on street on St Mervyns Avenue and the backstreets nearby. There’s also parking beneath the Woollahra Council building (Access off New South Head Road). It’s limited to 30 minutes during business hours and 2 hours public holidays and weekends. Locked at 10pm Mon-Fri and 7pm weekends and public holidays.


Google Maps Link – Seven Shillings Beach | Double Bay

Things To Do

Swim In The Harbour

Cool off the flat waters of Seven Shillings Beach, or practice your freestyle in Murray Rose Pool. Get in at dawn and treat yourself to the panorama of the city’s east coming to life, or just swing by in the afternoon and enjoy a chat with locals as you splash about.

Seven Shillings Beach Double Bay Sydney

Cool Off In Blackburn Gardens

Stake a claim for a shady part of lawn and relax in Blackburn Cove’s beautiful atmosphere. Watch ships sail around the harbour as bronzed locals lap up the summer breeze. When the season’s change, so do the gardens, and it’s the perfect time to bring a camera down to the water’s edge and catch some still shots of the harbour at dusk.

Blackburn Gardens Picnic Area


Grab A Bite & A Coffee

Redleaf Cafe is a breezy little spot with a fun breakfast menu, snacks, cool drinks and coffee. It’s everything you’d expect from a harbourside cafe, simple, casual and out of the way. But if you’re after more choice, there are options nearby…

Redleaf Cafe Poster Art Double Bay

Poster art adorns the terrace where you’ll find Redleaf Cafe and the changing rooms.


Walk To Double Bay Markets

Double Bay hosts a variety of cafes, takeaways and stores along it’s favoured streets, Bay Street, Cross Street and New South Head Road. It’s only a few minutes west of the park and close to the ferry terminal for a scenic trip home.

Guilfoyle Park Artwork Red Mountain Russell McQuilty

The organic markets take place at Guilfoyle Park every Thursday.

 New Year’s Eve

Blackburn Gardens and Murray Rose Pool are open to the first 500 guests on NYE. Reaches capacity early, no glass or alcohol, bring your own food, but it is free.


  • Food

    There’s a cafe / kiosk at the beach.

  • Rubbish Bins

    There’s bins in the park and near the cafe.

  • Toilets

    There are toilets at the beach.

  • Can I take my dog?

    Dogs aren’t allowed on the beach

  • Can I lock my bike up?

    No bike lockups but you might be able to chain your bike up to a fence nearby.


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A small, sandy beach between Pipers Point Marina and Rose Bay Marina where you can hire a kayak, do your toes in, and even bring your dog.


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