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Cobblers Beach

“We didn’t have time to get out of town, so spent a gorgeous afternoon at this little beach. We came back feeling refreshing and invigorated.”

For a mini-holiday without leaving town, Cobblers Beach is a picturesque cove, ideal for swimming and picnicking; great for taking time out from a hectic city schedule. Nestled in bushland on the northern edge of Middle Head, near Mosman, enjoy expansive views across the scenic foreshore to Dobroyd Head and Grotto Point Lighthouse.

Spend a relaxing afternoon snorkelling or paddling the tranquil waters. If you forget your swimmers don’t worry; it’s a designated nude bathing spot.

If you’re in the mood to explore, walk the Don Goodsir track to the 1801 Forts, which highlight Sydney’s colonial past.


Getting there

Getting there:

Cobblers Beach is in the Middle Head precinct of Sydney Harbour National Park. To get there:

  • From Mosman, follow Middle Harbour Road to the end
  • Cobblers Beach is accessed via a walking track on the northern side of Middle Head.

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Vehicle access:

Sealed road - 2WD vehicles - All weather


Parking is available at the Harbour Trust carpark in Best Avenue, Mosman.

Important info


  • Carpark
  • Trackhead/access point

You should know:

  • It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat and plenty of water
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
  • Take care in the water and please supervise children at all times.
  • This is an important natural habitat for sting rays. Please be careful when in the water at all times.
  • While designated a nude-bathing area, clothing is required in the surrounding bushland and on the grassed area directly behind the beach.
  • A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters
  • Toilets are located in the park at Middle Head and at Middle Head oval.

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Hornby lighthouse and South Head. Photo: David Finnegan