Explore The Bay

There are plenty of things to do around the Bay that will make for an unforgettable stay! Check out some of our top picks below to get the most out of your time in Watsons Bay.

Go Walkabout


A spectacular vista of the city skyline and unobstructed views of the vast Pacific Ocean – Watsons Bay has it all, including some incredible walking paths. Put on your active gear and climb the sandstone steps of The Gap for unsurpassed panoramic views of the ocean. For the keen, you can walk all the way to Bondi following the coastline but most enjoy walking to the classic Hornsby Lighthouse, chatting to the friendly locals and patting their adorable pups on the way. Whichever direction you take we promise remarkable views, lush greenery and fresh air.


Bicycle Hire


Enjoy a day by the bay & book a bike to take in the sights. UPGRADE to our delight picnic pack from $60. Includes a gourmet sandwich to share, cheese and meat selection, seasonal fruits and sweet treats. Bike hire is available at Hotel reception.

A bike and picnic set up on the grass with two plates of food and two champagne flutes.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding


Paddle Boarding along Watsons Bay is a must-do for all visitors. The calm currents and shallow waters are perfect conditions for beginners to get their balance and for those wanting to explore more of Sydney Harbour. Starting from $35 a session, contact our mates at Watsons Bay Stand Up Paddling (WATSSUP) and go for it!

A man on a paddle board in the sea.

Camp Cove


One of Watsons Bay’s hidden treasures… Camp Cove is an elusive enclave, just a short walk north from the hotel. The beach boasts pristine waters and forms the perfect setting for either a relaxed picnic with the family, or an adventurous snorkel. Ask hotel reception for a map, slap on some sunscreen and get exploring!

camp cove beach

Sunset Hour


We pride ourselves on being one of Sydney’s most instagrammable venues with one of Sydney’s most stunning views of the harbour! Every inch of Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel was designed to accentuate the panoramic harbour views – so take a seat in our Top Deck, Beach Club, or on our newly renovated Sunset Room balcony and relax… Our recommendation? Bring a camera for when the sun sets!