Camp Cove Beach, Watsons Bay Sydney
Watsons Bay, Australia
Camp Cove Beach, Watsons Bay Sydney Reviews
Catching the Sunrise @ Watsons Bay, Sydney, Australia Apr 24, 2011
I woke up this morning @ 5:30 am and braved the cold. Boiled me some hot water, prepared Cappuccino and filled up my travel tumbler. First light was about to finish soon and the rest of the sunrise was scheduled for 6:30 am.
I hopped on my bike (Baby CB) and headed to the Cross City Tunnel towards the Eastern Suburbs.
The view along Vauclause was already amazing. From memory I do remember going up a hill and passing by a church with a view of the Pacific. (a church i told myself i'd get married in someday).
Along the way I passed by one of the white lighthouse that had a vast space of green land around. I turned right at the roundabout and headed for Robertsons Park. Parked my bike there and hiked up the cliffs.
Sat there for almost an hour and allowed myself to be amazed by the sunrise.
There's something magnetic, haunting and hypnotizing watching the waves splash against the rocks.
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Sep 12, 2006
All right... so I've got to catch up with Amanda in the writing stakes so thought I'd write some reviews on things I know best about... Sydney Beaches.
My favourite beach which has not been surpassed by any other in the world so far is Camp Cove.
First a little about the area... The eastern suburbs is the 'new money' area in Sydney which makes the bus/cab trip amazing. The houses or should I say mansions that line the windy roads are incredible and one of the things I love to see when going to Camp Cove.
The suburb is Watsons Bay and is one of the most if not the most affluent of the Eastern suburbs. Its not uncommon for multi million dollar houseboats to dock 200 metres from the shore line. Being a boat lover and wanting to check out the majesty of the boats I've swam out on a couple of occassions to join the midday parties on the boats. If only I had a spare few mill....
So.. back to the beach. Camp Cove is asmall harbour beach that really only locals frequent, a fab place to escapeall the tourists at Bondi. The snorkelling and scuba diving here is fantastic and if you're really brave (I haven't been yet) there is a very high rock people jump off to get their kicks.
You should pack some food to take or have lunch before you get there because the only place to get food there is a little kiosk run by a couple of Mums. They do sell homemade sandwiches and drinks and ice cream but you will pay more than you should.
There is no promenadeof stores to wander through (or if your english) no ferris wheels, show rides or games like you get at Bournemouth. It is quite simply a lovely beach to spend some time getting away from everything.
If you feel super brave (and the rock doesn't rid all the kick in you) there is a beautiful rocky walk along the cliffs to a tiny little cove called Lady Jane... you do need to be super brave, Lady Jane is a nudist beach... I would recommend from past experience do not let your girlfriend convince you to meet her there while you've got your pet cockatoo with you. Nudist beach people tend to be even more friendly when you provide a conversation starter like a cockatoo at the beach. Go for a look because the walk is lovely but if you're not a nudey beach goer its probably not worth the effort. Lady Jane is very small, not much sand most people perch/pose on rocks to sunbathe.
Just behind Camp Cove, going back the way you came in,is a pub and a restaurant called Doyles which overlooks another smaller a little less beautiful beach which the sunsets over. The view is glorious. It is the absolute perfect place to overcome sunstroke with a few coctails and supremely fresh seafood.
It will take you about 40 mins to get to from the city but if you take the scenic route you will go right round the clifftop coastline. This is the best way and you should try and take it at least the first time although it will add around 15 minutes to your journey.
If you have already been or manage to get there in the future drop me a line... I'm a little homesick!