Gibsons Beach Reserve

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Our beaches, harbourside pools and parks are open.

Please meet social distancing requirements at all times and maintain good personal hygiene. Stay at home if you're unwell.

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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.



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


  • Accessible parking in adjacent Marine Parade car park


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.