Watson Bay Walk

by Elisa
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The coastal walk between Bondi and Watsons Bay will give you excellent views of the coast and a touch of history.
It’s one of the most spectacular walking trails and the landscape is breathtaking.

Originally a fishing village, Watsons Bay is now one of Sydney’s top tourist attractions.
Watsons Bay is located on a peninsula at the southern entrance to Sydney Harbour, offering both a panoramic view of the harbour and sweeping views of the ocean.

This 7-kilometer walk is a bit harder than Bondi-Coogee, but the reward is the more wild and spectacular scenery and the fact that you don’t have to deal with hordes of tourists.

Throughout this coastal walk, you will find beautiful parkland and open spaces. There is also a timber walkway with viewing platforms that allows you to see the cliffs from above.

Watson’s Bay is easily accessible, but once there, take a stroll along South Head.
This lovely easy walk starts at Camp Cove and features beautiful coastal views, military remains, a magnificent lighthouse, an old cottage, and a beach for swimmers. However, beware that this is a nudist beach, so only visit if you are willing to strip naked. Depending on the time of year, you may even be lucky enough to see whales.


There are many ways to get to Watson’s Bay: from the city with numerous ferries running throughout the day and evening.

From Circular Quay you can take the Ferry (Wharf 2 – departing 15 minutes to and 15 minutes past the hour) to Watsons Bay wharf and enjoyed the ride across the harbour. Head up the hill to the lookout at ‘The Gap‘ for breathtaking views, those who love oceans and nature walks will enjoy this.

Following the path to the north, you will find “South Head Heritage Trail“. Within 10 minutes, you can walk to South Head Reserve, with great views, beaches, and history.
Follow this to the Hornby light and the fortifications. The total walk is approximately 6 km. It is a great way to spend the day and top it off with a seafood lunch at the famous ‘Doyles on the Beach Restaurant‘. Definitely recommend this hidden treasure and must-do activity in Sydney.

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