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Chowder Bay, Mosman

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by Gypsy Rose (subscribe)
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Published November 8th 2013
Escape The City
Nestled on the southern side of Sydney's Middle Head Peninsula and between the stunning harbour side with a steep backdrop of natural bushland lies Chowder Bay.

One of the many breathtaking views from Chowder Bay...


It is the perfect spot to sit back and relax on your own or with family and friends. You can have a bite to eat at one of the many delightful waterfront cafes and restaurants and of course enjoy the beach.

There are plenty of picnic tables if you want to bring your own lunch or grab some takeaway to enjoy by the peaceful and relaxing beach.

View of Chowder Bay Beach


The water is so pristine and calm which makes it perfect for snorkelling and kayaking. The hues of the beach are absolutely breathtaking!

Chowder Bay was named after whalers who made chowder from the bay's plentiful seafood. It was opened in 2000 after decades of military occupation.

Another breathtaking view of Chowder Bay Beach


There are many walking tracks here that offer spectacular harbour views, picturesque bushland, and historic military sites that have been closed to the public for more than a hundred years.

It is filled with history from being once an important area for the Borogegal People. It was called Koree, with the stretch of water between Chowder Bay and Obelisk Beach.

Memorial Plaques

In the 1890's a base was built here for the Submarine Mining Corps, in 1922 after changes in technology the Corps was disbanded and Chowder Bay then became a depot and barracks for Army engineers and finally in the 1970's it was the site of the Army Maritime School until the school was closed in 1997.

Chowder Bay is a few minutes' drive from Mosman and around 20 minutes from Sydney CBD. There is car parking nearby for a fee or alternatively you can visit by bus.

Map of Chowder Bay


It is worth a visit here and one of the best ways to escape the city and relax for a few hours or better yet the whole day!
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Why? Hidden beauty of the Northen Beaches & Shores
When: All year round
Phone: (02) 8969 2100
Where: Chowder Bay Rd, Mosman NSW
Cost: Free- (Parking fee do apply)
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we were at china mans beach a few weekends ago, wonder if it is in this vicinity???
by exoti (score: 1|47) 1990 days ago
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