Getting To Watsons Bay Beach, Watsons Bay

Where Is It?

Watsons Bay Beach is a harbour foreshore beach near Robertson Park, Watsons Bay Ferry Wharf, and the Watsons Bay Baths. It is famous for it’s promenade which, while only short, hosts a number of famous restaurants. It is best accessed from Military Road at the end of Robertson Park.


The beach is right next to the ferry wharf in Watsons Bay.


The 324, 325 and 380 all stop on Military Road close to the beach.


The closest street address is the corner of Military Road and Cliff Street, Watsons Bay NSW 2030.


There is onstreet parking around the park and some parking bays on Marine Parade, however Watsons Bay is a popular tourist destination and can fill up quickly on weekends and public holidays. If you are dining at a restaurant, ask if they have dedicated parking.


Google Maps Link – Watsons Bay Beach | Watsons Bay

Things To Do

Wet Your Toes In The Water

On a hot day it’s nice to go for a paddle in cool, flat water, and keen swimmers will check out the Watsons Bay Baths (there’s a shower there also). In fact there’s many harbour beaches scattered around Watsons Bay, including Gibson’s Beach and popular Camp Cove Beach to the north.

Watsons Bay Beach Dinghies Boats

Take The Kids To Robertson Park

With a great, shaded playground, covered picnic areas and plenty of space to run around, Robertson Park is a great spot for the whole fam. All with the picturesque backdrop of Sydney’s harbour in the distance.

Robertsons Park Watsons Bay Sydney

Traverse South Head & The Gap

Head to Gap Park for outstanding views of the Pacific Ocean, and walk north towards Camp Cove Beach to discover Hornby Lighthouse at South Head, as well as ‘clothing optional’ Lady Bay Beach.

The Gap South Head Walk Watsons BayNew Years Eve

With glimpses of the harbour and bridge from Robertson Park, you’ll find a few hundred people down here on December 31st bringing in the New Years. It might not be the absolute best place to view the fireworks, but it’s family friendly and not as busy as a lot of other vantage points.

Watsons Bay Ferry Terminal

The ferry from Circular Quay to Watsons Bay only takes 20 minutes and is a great way to see the the city.


  • Food

    There’s no shortage of places to grab a bite to eat, from popular Doyle’s Seafood to the Watsons Bay Tea Gardens and many more.

  • Rubbish Bins

    There’s rubbish bins in Robertson Park.

  • Toilets

    Toilets at the park and near the wharf.

  • Can I take my dog?

    Dogs aren’t allowed in the water but you can walk them along the promenade. There’s plenty of off leash dog walking south of The Gap at Lighthouse Reserve and Christison Park.

  • Can I lock my bike up?

    There’s a handful of bike lockups near the ferry wharf.


Camp Cove Watsons Bay Sydney

Camp Cove Beach | Watsons Bay

A popular summer beach destination with flat waters and a kiosk on the sand. Nice for a casual snorkel as well or just hanging out.

Kutti Beach Vaucluse Sailing Club Wharf Road

Kutti Beach | Vaucluse

This secret beach is hidden behind the amateur sailing club at the end of Wharf Road. It’s a hidden oasis backed by harbourside villas and mansions.


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