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Camp Cove
Camp Cove

Camp Cove

Camp Cove can best be described as one of the most beautiful and tranquil beaches in Sydney. It is tucked in between Green Point and South Head and sits close to Watsons Bay.

If you’re looking for a serene destination to chill out or enjoy fun on the water, you can never go wrong with Camp Cove.

Camp Cove Beach, Kiosk, Parking, Swim, Fishing & Snorkelling, Sydney NSW

Perfect for a family outing on the weekend, the beach is ideal for swimming and snorkelling. Kids will enjoy playing in the beach’s calm waters as parents unwind on the sandy beaches and enjoy sunbathing.

Visitors often stroll towards the South Head Heritage Trail; a cliff-top walk with panoramic views of the harbour and beyond. It is also the very location where the adventurous plunge from the cliffs into the water below. The bushy trail leads past the entrance to Lady Jane Beach, the iconic Hornby Lighthouse, and the HMAS Watson naval base.

History lovers will appreciate this important historic site, which marks the point at which the First Fleet spent the night before landing at Sydney Cove in 1788. Look out for rock engravings of different sea creatures in the area, perhaps a testament to the region’s vibrant art and rich cultural heritage.

There is also proof that the Aborigines spent some time in the area, as there is a rock shelter tucked away at the northern end of the beach. The beach is also home to luxurious beachside villas (available for accommodation), cafes, and heritage-listed wooden homes that once served as fisherman’s huts.

Camp Cove Beach’s amenities include a kiosk, showers, and change room facilities. If you arrive early, you can park free on Cliff Street, Watsons Bay, and Green Point.

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6am - 6pm

Gates are open from sunrise to sunset

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Bradleys Head carpark: $8 per vehicle per day
North Head carpark: $5 per vehicle per day.

Chowder Bay Road parking:
Mon - Fri: $3 per hour, to a maximum of $16 per day. Sat, Sun & Public Holidays: $4 per hour, to a maximum of $20 per day.

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