Simmons Point Reserve marks the easterly tip of Mort Bay. Located opposite Port Jackson, the small reserve is just one of the various neighbourhood greens that colour Balmain.
Most of the boundaries of Simmons Point drop away to ocean, but the inland boundaries are marked by appealing old houses with swimming pools. These attractive dwellings are just one example of how Balmain has become increasingly gentrified over the past two decades.
Despite this architectural appeal, the primary attraction of the reserve is undoubtedly the staggering views of the Harbour. Apart from a view of the rocky outcrop of Ballast Point, across Mort Bay, Simmons Point Reserve boasts a view of Sydney Harbour National Park.
If the landscape is not enough to entice you, the busy harbour traffic may tip you over the edge. Just across the water, the busy sea-faring traffic runs between Berrys and Lavender Bay. Anyone with experience in entertaining young children can attest to the appeal of watching sailing boats as they go about their business.
Another benefit of Simmons Point Reserve is its convenient location. Balmain is serviced by a variety of Sydney buses, with timetables available online. Alternatively, it is a mere 11 minute drive from the CBD to Simmons Street.