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.
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.