Camp Cove is a 250 m wide northwest-facing bay containing a curving 240 m long steep sandy beach (SH 51) bordered by rocky points. The beach is backed by a mixture of private and public seawall, a walkway and private houses (Fig. 4.236). The seawall has narrowed the high beach... Read more
Camp Cove is a 250 m wide northwest-facing bay containing a curving 240 m long steep sandy beach (SH 51) bordered by rocky points. The beach is backed by a mixture of private and public seawall, a walkway and private houses (Fig. 4.236). The seawall has narrowed the high beach to 1-3 m in the centre, widening to 10 m at each end. Public access is via Laings Point Reserve on the western headland and Cliff St to the east, with a kiosk, toilets and shower located at the northern end, where stairs lead to a walking track to the adjacent Sydney Harbour National Park. This is a popular beach and on summer weekends many boats also moor off the beach. White floats mark a no boating zone off the central–southern section of beach, and boats are only permitted to land in the northern corner.
The southern harbour beaches, while at times difficult to find and access, do offer a wide range of beach environments. Camp Cove is one of the more open beaches. All beaches are relatively calm with usually only low wind waves. Only the deep water off some of the beaches and boat traffic pose a risk.
The many beaches, rocky shore and jetties attract a wide range of fishers to the southern harbour foreshore.Read less
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SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.