Snorkeling in Camp Cove Beach, Sydney, New South Wales Australia

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Located at the southern shore of Sydney's Harbor, Camp Cove is a small sheltered beach of only 250 m/820 ft long. Apart from breathtaking views of the Sydney's CBD and the Pacific Ocean, this site offers a variety of water sports opportunities.

The north end of Camp Cove beach is a popular snorkeling location, thanks to its amazing marine life. It is a safe and easy activity since the spot is protected from the wind due to the rock wall of South Head.

Visibility is great during high tide. The average depth of the dive site is 4 m/13 ft and the maximum depth is 6-7 m/19-22 ft. Water temperature is up to 21°C / 69.8°F in summer and early autumn months and between 14-18°C / 57.2-64.4°F in winter.

Snorkelers will have the opportunity to admire an amazing marine life, such as seahorse, cuttlefish, sea-dragon, Sydney Octopus, goatfish, yellow tail, luderick and schools of Damselfish. Also, hermit crabs, sea anemone and sea urchins can be observed. Watch out for boats.

Note: it can be crowded on weekends with diving schools and swimmers, so be patient.