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Watson's Bay

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Address: Watson's Bay, Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Just beautiful

Got the ferry over.So easy with the Opal card.Weather was glorious.Visited twice and went to the beach round the headland on the second occasion.Had lunch at Doyle's both... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Fiona B
Bath, United Kingdom
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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Got the ferry over.So easy with the Opal card.Weather was glorious.Visited twice and went to the beach round the headland on the second occasion.Had lunch at Doyle's both times-glorious!

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Watson's Bay and Doyles are synonymous. Try the fish and chips at Doyles on the Beach a century old joint.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was back at Watsons Bay today after a couple of decades. I took the Ferry from Circular Quay which stopped first at Garden Island. Good weather for a walkabout which included the South Head Heritage Trail, Robertson Park, et al before drinks and lunch. One can see lovely old houses and understand the historical significance of Watsons Bay. Great... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Yes... it feels like the end point of the earth... Awesome place... There's nothing else beyond this point (You feel this)... It had a good pub also, which was quite happening and good crowd and music. The best part of Watson bay was the viewing point in the end from where you can see the entire ocean... A serene place... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took a ferry from Circular Quay to Watson's Bay and reminded ourselves how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful city. This area has everything, excellent beaches, a pub, numerous formal and casual dining options, (you can't beat Doyle's takeaway fish and chips while sitting under a palm tree), the walk out to the nearby lighthouse and... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Watsons Bay is another must do if ever visiting Sydney if only to taste the fish & chips from Doyle's. You can arrive by bus but it is very long and arduous (40 min plus!) or by ferry which is by far the nicest and most scenic way. The Bay is very pretty with boats moared nearby and some very... More 

Thank Loucha2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Caught the ferry to go to Watsons Bay for lunch. After lunch ended up walk around the bay in beautiful weather there were plenty of people there but it wasn't crowded. We walked up to the Gap and around the headland for a great view of the heads. We are ex Sydney siders so the views of the harbour and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to have lunch and ended up having dinner. The restaurant that we wanted to eat at closes at 3:00 and doesn't reopen until 5:00. No worries we had a walk around and a drink next door. Not a lot to do but worth a visit.

Thank sgeddie
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were expecting a nice beach with a view of the bay. The beach is extremely small and the bay can be viewed from the park anyway. The best part about this place is the ferry ride to get there.

Thank evelyn s
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As iconic as ever, the beaches were clean and covered in gulls looking for morsels of food to eat. Some nice photo opportunities at sunset.

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