Obelisk Beach

  • Obelisk Beach - Australia
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  • Obelisk Beach - Australia
    © Ernest McGray, Jr. / CC BY Pinterest

Situated within the greenery of Sydney Harbour National Park is a secluded, pretty little sandy cove. Obelisk Beach is tucked away behind Middle Head, only a stone’s throw from Mosman and neighbouring Balmoral Beach. However, this hidden beach feels a world apart being sufficiently off the beaten track to rarely attract a crowd.

Getting to Obelisk beach involves at least some walking including a long set of steps. It is probably because of its relative obscurity that the the cove is one only a handful of legal naturist beaches in and around Sydney. While clothes are optional on the beach there are strictly enforced rules about putting them back on when you leave the sand - arrests are not unheard of.

Obelisk Beach is also regarded as one of Sydney’s gay-friendly beaches and this often accounts for the majority of beachgoers.

From the little beach here there are great views over the green-blue waters towards Camp Cove, Watsons Nay and Vaucluse Bays on the other side of the harbour.

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