Earlier this year, Sydney's attention was drawn to a phenomenon that few pay attention to: nude beaches.
When police came upon 80 people bathing nude at Little Congwong Beach, they determined that it was time to crack-down upon those beach-goers who choose to swim au naturale.
If we are to take any lesson from the official warnings handed down to each uninhibited bather, it is that there is a time and a place for nude swimming.
While the time is largely dependent on the preference of the individual, one such place is Cobblers Beach in Mosman, which along with Obelisk Beach, constitute the two nudity-friendly beaches in Middle Head.
Cobblers Beach lies on the northern side of Middle Head. Hidden from the more urban parts of Mosman, visitors must drive down Middle Head Road until it becomes Chowder Bay Road. While those seeking out Obelisk Beach will continue down a 100 meter track, in order to find Cobblers Beach one must walk across Middle Head Oval in order to find the appropriate track.
Apart from the titillating sight of nude bathers, Cobblers Beach is a prime vantage point for a view of the gentle swells of Sydney Harbour as well as the less aquatic wonders of a national park.
While nudity is permitted on the beach itself, visitors must don clothes once more on the track and while heading to the car. There is also a prohibition on camping overnight.