Up until the 1950s it was primarily a charming fishing village and many of the quaint timber fisherman?s cottages still remain, albeit renovated to reflect the affluent nature over the area. Its idyllic location, picturesque setting and superb harbour views ensured that it would become a prestigious address, however as the furthest Eastern Suburb from the CBD, it still retains a rather holiday like ambience.
The most coveted position is along the boutique beach of Camp Cove, which only a handful of lucky residents get to call home. A couple of Federation and 1920s estates sit side by side with newer contemporary homes, all enjoying an intimate view and direct beachfront access that?s shared by a precious few.
Watsons Bay?s most famous landmark is Doyles restaurant, and just a few metres down the beach on Fishermans Wharf you'll find Doyles on the Wharf Takeaway & Bistro. Affectionately known by locals as ?The Watto?, the nearby Watsons Bay Hotel is the perfect place to enjoy a beer and great pub fare by the water.
The area is great for walking, with some spectacular tracks up on the headland where you?ll enjoy some equally spectacular views and encounter another local landmark, the Macquarie Lighthouse. A small local village caters for your day to day needs, however residents need to head to Rose Bay or Bondi Junction for more serious shopping.
Watsons Bay is well serviced by buses to both the Bondi Junction bus and train interchange and the CBD. There is also a ferry service to the city. For all transport details in the area, visit the transport infoline website www.131500.com.au or phone 131 500.
- Suburb:Watsons Bay
- Municipality:Woollahra Council
- Doyle's Restaurant