Watsons Bay


Watsons Bay attracts visitors and locals alike, thanks to its unique blend of secluded beaches, spectacular coastal walks, historic charm, and waterfront restaurants.

Walk from Watsons Bay to South Head, taking in Sydney Harbour National Park, Lady Jane Beach (clothing optional), and Hornby Lighthouse. Discover Camp Cove, where the First Fleet landed in Sydney Harbour, and see Watsons Bay’s most breathtaking vistas at The Gap. The Dunbar was shipwrecked at The Gap in 1857 and remains Sydney’s worst maritime tragedy.

With a reputation for long lunches and cold beer, enjoy freshly caught seafood in Australia’s oldest fishing village, and take a ferry ride across Sydney Harbour.

Quick Facts

Watsons Bay is a suburb of Sydney in New South Wales. It is located approximately 7kms from the capital Sydney covering an area of 0.608 square kilometres. Watsons Bay has a recorded population of 850 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Sydney.

If you are planning a visit to Watsons Bay we’ve put together some of the things nearby that you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Watsons Bay and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.