NATURIST BEACHES: SYDNEY
During summer weekends, Cobblers Beach can become crowded and is popular with families and couples. This is the best time for new nudists, as you blend with the rest and are less likely to be self conscious. Cobblers Beach is also the location for the Sydney Skinny annual nude fund raiser swim.
Cobblers Beach is at the end of Middle Head Road in Mosman. To get there from the city, cross over the Harbour Bridge and turn off toward Neutral Bay along Military Road (Route 14). Follow this road to Spit Junction. Continue straight ahead at Spit Junction through Mosman Junction and just after Raglan Street bear left into Middle Head Road. Follow this to the end, near the entrance to the navy base.
The beach is accessed via a walking track on the northern side (left) of Middle Head. This is a five minute walk to Cobblers on an unsealed road (on foot) called Cobblers Beach Road. It's a steady decline and is easier than the very steep track located at the edge of the oval that some locals use. If driving be sure to park legally as the local council enforce parking regulations with zeal.
Cobblers Beach is not difficult to get to by public transport - every day there’s an hourly bus service (Route 244) from Stand A Carrington St, Wynyard (City) which takes about 25 minutes. Alight at HMAS Penguin Naval Base. Five minute walk to either Cobblers Beach on the left or Obelisk Beach to the right. For more information about Cobblers Beach and a note from a first timer go to www.cobblersbeach.weebly.com
(Obelisk Beach meanwhile is near Cobblers Beach but to the right at the end of Middle Head Road, and is popular with gay nudists.
Lady Bay Beach (sometimes called Lady Jane Beach) is another Sydney Harbour beach, located at South Head, Watsons Bay. From Camp Cove Beach, Cliff Street, Watsons Bay, climb the north steps and walk 200 metres to Lady Bay, past the historic cannon emplacements.
Lady Bay Beach can also be reached by ferry from No.4 Wharf Circular Quay to Watsons Bay. Despite its name, Lady Bay Beach is particularly popular with male nudists.
Werrong Beach is in the Royal National Park, south of Sydney. This is an isolated beach at the end of a two kilometre bush walk. Popular with gay nudists. Swimming here is dangerous.
Little Congwong Beach is the beach further east past Conwong Beach on the left side of Anzac Parade, La Perouse and has been an unofficial nudist beach for over 30 years. Unfortunately, the local council has stepped up patrols to deter nudists. Sadly therefore, this beautiful beach can no longer be recommended.