Clifton Gardens is located in Chowder Bay, a 300 m wide southeast-facing semicircular shaped bay, bordered by steep rocky shore and largely occupied by the curving 280 m long Clifton Gardens beach (SH 24). The beach is bordered to the east by former naval facilities including a concrete jetty, the facilities now occupied by the Sydney Harbour Institute of Marine Science. A central wooden jetty then tidal pool occupies the western half of the beach. The beach is backed by a low seawall, then large flat grassy park and car park, with vegetated slopes rising into Sydney Harbour National Park to the north. A walking track extends from the southern end of the beach via Chowder and Bradley heads to Sirius Cove.
Beach Length: 0.28km
There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches.
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