Watsons Bay

Real Estate & Design in Watsons Bay – Watsons Bay is an affluent & desirable suburb of Sydney’s east, known for its relaxed village-like atmosphere & impressive harbourfront scenery. Home to imposing waterfront mansions & stylish, contemporary apartment complexes

Things to do in Watsons Bay

Swim & laze in the sun at Lady Bay Beach, Camp Cove & Parsley Bay. Take a cruise on Sydney Harbour or drop a line in off one of the suburb’s many jetties. Pack a picnic or grab fish & chips & head to Laings Point Reserve, Victoria Wharf Reserve or Robertson Park. Explore the rugged coastal cliffs at South Head & The Gap Park or relax with the paper & a coffee at Nielsen Park or Parsley Bay

History of Watsons Bay

Named for Robert Watson who arrived with the First Fleet & served variously as Sydney Harbour pilot master & the caretaker of South Head lighthouse, Watsons Bay remained an isolated fishing village for much of early European settlement. The suburb’s popularity increased throughout the last century & today, Watsons Bay is an affluent suburb of Sydney’s east, home to impressive waterfront mansions & spectacular harbour beaches & parks

Landmark in Watsons Bay

Watsons Bay sits tucked below the high cliffs of South Head, the spectacular & dramatic entrance to Sydney Harbour. The South Head Lighthouse, designed by Francis Greenaway, is an important maritime landmark, as is the historic HMAS Watson naval base which also shares South Head

Restaurants & Cafes in Watsons Bay

A number of restaurants & cafes operate in Watsons Bay catering to locals & tourists alike. The local pub is a famous Sydney watering hole, while fish & chips overlooking Sydney Harbour is a Sydney institution

Sports & Fitness in Watsons Bay

The harbour beaches attract swimmers & sunseekers in the warmer months, with Camp Cove, Parsley Bay & Nielsen Park the most popular. Sydney Harbour is also great for sailing, fishing, kayaking & boating

Transport in Watsons Bay

Watsons Bay is easily accessible from Sydney’s CBD via New South Head Road & from Bondi Junction via Old South Head Road. Frequent bus services operate between Watsons Bay & Sydney’s CBD & also stop in Rose Bay, Double Bay, Edgecliff & Kings Cross. Ferries travel between Circular Quay & Watsons Bay & afford commuters fantastic views of Sydney Harbour

Transportation in Watsons Bay

Watsons Bay is 12 kilometres from Sydney’s CBD. Watsons Bay is 20 kilometres from Sydney Airport & 8 kilometres from Bondi Junction