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Cobblers Beach

Sydney Harbour National Park


Just north of Middle Head in Sydney Harbour National Park, Cobblers Beach offers scenic water views, paddling, snorkelling and even nude-bathing

Sydney Harbour National Park
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Please note
  • 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.

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.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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Google Trekker, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Conservation program:

Fort Denison heritage collection project

Fort Denison is home to a wealth of historic heritage. The Fort Denison heritage collection project invited volunteers to locate, identify, document, conserve, interpret and make accessible the heritage collections in Sydney Harbour National Park. This allowed NPWS to engage with the community and ensure our collections are protected.

 Fort Denison, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

Park info

  • in Sydney Harbour National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Sydney Harbour National Park is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    Bradleys Head carpark: $8 per vehicle per day. North Head carpark: $5 per vehicle per day. There are pay and display machines that accept cards and coins - no change given. Chowder Bay carpark: Monday-Friday: $3 per hour, to a maximum of $16 per day. Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: $4 per hour, to a maximum of $20 per day. If you hold an NPWS All Parks or Multi Parks Pass, you can park free for up to four hours per calendar day - additional time can be purchased.

    Other fees:

    Landing fee or tour fee applies to visit Sydney Harbour Islands. Fort Denison can only be visited on a tour. To visit Shark, Clark or Rodd islands, you'll need to book and pay landing fees beforehand. To arrange, please contact 13000 PARKS (13000 72757).

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Vaucluse
      (02) 9337 5511
      Contact hours: 9am-5pm Monday to Friday
    • Greycliffe House, Nielsen Park, Vaucluse NSW
    • Fax: (02) 9337 1303
    • Mosman
      (02) 9960 6266
      Contact hours: 9am-4.30pm Wednesday to Friday
    • Governors Road, Middle Head, Mosman NSW
    • Fax: (02) 9960 3965
See more visitor info
Hornby lighthouse and South Head. Photo: David Finnegan