Gibsons Beach Reserve

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Temporary closures

In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and in the interest of protecting the health and safety of our community and staff, we have closed all beaches and harbourside pools, playgrounds, fitness stations and basketball courts. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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Gibsons Beach Reserve

Gibsons Beach Reserve is popular for picnics, small social gatherings and beach use in summer. The long shallow beach, with plenty of white sand, is just south of the Watsons Bay Baths and Tea Gardens. There are views of the city and harbour bridge from the beach.

Getting here

Marine Parade and Palmerston Street, Watsons Bay

Pedestrian access is via the southern end of Marine Parade and Salisbury Street.

Facilities

Dogs

  • Dogs permitted on footpath only on leash at all times.
  • Dogs prohibited from reserve and beach.

Accessibility

  • Accessible parking in adjacent Marine Parade car park

History

Commemorates the name of a family of standing in the area, long involved in maritime pursuits -the first Henry Gibson was a pilot for some 50 years and lived here from the late 1830's.