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Vaucluse Beach

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by Emma Brown (subscribe)
I'm a freelance journalist and public relations consultant specialising in arts and entertainment.
Published October 11th 2010
Ahh the serenity, Vaucluse Beach and Bay is a relaxing harbour waterway with a large grassed paddock adjacent and shady trees on the sands edge.

The multi-million dollar view is of boats bobbing on harbour moorings in the distance and glittering eastern suburbs mansions perched on the edges of the bay.

It is surprisingly often quiet with only a handful of visitors even in summer.

Located opposite is Historic Vaucluse House. The beach appears much like it would have when the Wentworth's home started construction in 1805.

The beach is quite shallow which is great for children to cool down and paddle in.

It's a dog lovers paradise with dogs permitted to swim and occupy the beach and surrounds as long as they are on a lead.

A sign states that dogs are allowed before 8:30am and after 4:30pm and 6pm in summer, however Woollahra Council advises that as long as they are on the lead, they are OK.

Vaucluse House is located 15km east of the Sydney CBD but feels like a world away.

The romantic spot is ideal for a picnic with a picturesque view of the water and a row of dinghy.

The Vaucluse House Tea Gardens located in a lovely sandstone building with stained glass windows is a great dinning option close by.

It's a lovely swimming spot in clean water, except after periods of rain.
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Why? Enjoy one of Sydney's Harbours tranquil gems.
When: Any day
Where: Wentworth Road, Vaucluse
Cost: free
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