So I already knew how amazing Watson’s Bay is and how it is renowned for its fish and chips at Doyle’s on the Beach. I had been a handful of times and always to the same spot. As amazing as it is, I had assumed that was all that was there. However, I had heard recently that there was more on offer at Watson’s Bay if you only walked a little further past the main strip. Last weekend we decided to take a trip and explore the area. Even on the bus ride to Watson’s Bay we could hear locals telling a couple of tourists about the lesser known spots and how amazing the beaches are. We were even more intrigued.
Arriving at Watson’s Bay, we were dropped off at the usual spot. We walked with the other people and when the 2 tourists branched off on their own path, we decided to follow suit. Walking along were some really stunning houses, typical to this wealthy part of Sydney. You can only but dream of ever owning one. They could even be simply used as holiday homes for the rich and famous. Walking for 15 minutes we thought maybe we were lost as the 2 tourists in front had vanished from sight, due to us being too engrossed in the surroundings. But alas, we turned a corner and there it was, the beach we had heard of and it was packed. I guess other people HAD heard of this area. We found out from google maps that it known as Camp Cove. It really was spectacular, as are all the beaches and walkways belonging to Sydney Harbour National Park.
Adding to the beautiful beach setting was a little pier that you could walk onto and a little hut at the end. It just gives you that extra “je ne sais quoi” 👌🏼🤣.
To the right of the beach were lots of trees that lead into a small bush walk. These bush walks are very popular around Sydney. They’re unbelievable and what you may find at the end of a small trek can be really rather rewarding.
So off we trekked and to our amazement we indeed found another little hidden beach. This is known as Lady Bay Beach. It really is picturesque with its lovely tropical trees, white sand and clear blue waters. We were just about to descend the stairs to get a better view when we spotted a naked person standing at the bottom of the stairway 😳!! I had heard that nudist beaches were popular in and around Sydney but I just hadn’t expected to stumble across one. We thought it couldn’t be but as we scanned the area, there were only handful of people there and yes, they were ALL naked. Now each to their own, it must be very liberating to go for a skinny dip or just walk around freely but definitely not something I could do, even if I had the perfect body! We took a few snaps (of the scenery!!!) and briskly carried along the walkway.
I had heard there was a lighthouse at Watson’s Bay and I love a good lighthouse so we headed in that direction, remaining on the walkway. You really do see some amazing views of Sydney and with the summer weather finally here you just can’t beat it. You have to take a moment and appreciate the beauty that surrounds you.
I wouldn’t say I was overwhelmed by the lighthouse but it is pretty in its own right. It was a popular hit for tourists getting selfies with 🤦🏼♂️. I would have done the same 🤣 but couldn’t be bothered waiting for people to get that perfect snap.
So that was 2 more beaches found in Sydney over the weekend. I wonder how many more are yet to be explored? Sydney, the city that keeps on giving 👏🏼👏🏼
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