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South Head Heritage Trail: Watsons Bay to Hornby Lighthouse

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South Head at Watsons Bay, Sydney Harbour National Park with Hor
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Walk up to Hornby Lighthouse from Camp Cove for panoramic views of Sydney Harbour

It’s an easy amble that you can tack onto a day at the beach. Starting at Watsons Bay ferry terminal, follow the footpath along the beach to the calm waters of Camp Cove. From there, you’ll walk along cobbled stone paths up to the historic lighthouse, a lightkeeper’s cottage, and past old military cannons and sandstone gun emplacements.

Standing beside the 1858-built red-and-white striped lighthouse, you’ll be in a prime spot to see across the harbour mouth to North Head and back towards the city. You’ll also pass one of Sydney’s official nudist beaches, Lady Bay Beach.

Should I pack snacks? There are plenty of eateries nearby, including the famous fish and chips kiosk Doyles and the popular sundowner spot Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel.


Address: South Head Heritage Trail
Watsons Bay
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