Double Bay is a stylish harbourside enclave packed with exclusive boutiques. Take your pick from top European designers, from Jimmy Choo and Prada to Bottega. Other big name labels can be found at Marni, Christensen Copenhagen, Jan Logan, Maria Finlay and Belinda's.
About Double Bay
Home to lush parks, tree-lined boulevards, grand residences and luxurious penthouses, the retail precinct of Double Bay is a Sydney suburb renowned for its pavement cafes, exclusive boutiques and trendy hair salons.
Wander along the streets of Double Bay to discover boutiques such as Jan Logan, Busatti or Cosmopolitan Shoes for handcrafted jewellery, designer fabrics, bespoke hats, elegant lingerie and more. Find your next fashion staple or shop for accessories to compliment your existing wardrobe. From Double Bay you can also head to nearby Paddington to find a great selection of stores stocking local labels and internationally designed garments.
Situated on the foreshore of Sydney Harbour, Double Bay’s waterside parks and beaches also offer spectacular water views. Redleaf Beach is a fantastic slice of harbourside beach. Spend a day lazing on the sand or settle in for a waterside picnic at Steyne Park or Blackburn Gardens.
Murray Rose Pool can also be found at the western end of the beach, providing swimmers with a safe tidal enclosure to swim in. With a swimming area of approximately 90 metres x 60 metres, even on a busy day there is no shortage of swimming space.
There is also a wrap-around pontoon which makes for a lovely walk and if you're feeling peckish, Redleaf Pool Cafe provides delicious meals and fantastic views looking out to Darling Point and the Harbour Bridge.
Double Bay’s stylish restaurants and casual eateries are also residence to a number of top chefs. Dine on fresh flavours and innovative cuisine at the institutional D’Bees’s or European and Asian-inspired dishes at Spice Market, Le Bukhara and Aesops. Head to Limoncello to take your pick from Italian classics or please your palate with modern Japanese fare at Sake Restaurant and Bar Double Bay.
You can also enjoy a casual catch up with friends over coffee at one of the region’s cafes such as Bar Indigo or Cosmopolitan. Stop by the Stillery for a gin or the Royal Oak Hotel for a beer or wine. The nearby alfresco terraces and beer gardens of the historic Golden Sheaf are also extremely popular with locals.
Located just 15 minutes from the city centre by ferry, Double Bay is an ideal destination for lunch with friends, a romantic dinner or a day out exploring all that the area has to offer. From Double Bay you can discover more uninterrupted harbour and city skyline vistas by making your way north-east to Watsons Bay.
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The neighbouring suburb of Rose Bay boasts a range of parks, restaurants and recreation centres alongside its opulent water frontage. Accessible via a regular ferry service from Circular Quay, Rose Bay is a fantastic vantage from which to enjoy the fabulous harbour views.
Catalina, one of Sydney’s most iconic restaurants, is perfect for just such a thing. Perched over Rose Bay Marina, the eatery serves top-shelf seafood and famous cocktails in elegant but relaxed surrounds. Seaplanes depart from the same location and offer scenic flights over the Opera House and Harbour Bridge as well as gourmet restaurant packages and overnight stays in rustic Hawkesbury locations.
Located just next to the Marina along the Sydney Harbour Foreshore, Lyne Park is where you’ll find basketball and tennis courts for hire, a boat ramp, shaded playground, and casual cafe. For a more exclusive experience, tee off on the 18-hole Championship Course at Royal Sydney Golf Club or take advantage of the tennis and croquet lawns, bowling green, squash court, fitness centre and elegant clubhouse.
Woman holding cocktail at Limoncello bar and restaurant, Bay Street, Double Bay. Image Tony Yeates
View of Double Bay with yachts in foreground, Sydney. Image Tony Yeates, Tourism NSW
A Sydney seaplane lands in Sydney harbour. Image Sydney Seaplanes
View of boats at Double Bay marina. Image James Morgan, Tourism NSW
Long view of crowd on beach at Nielsen Park. Image Ian Lever
View of Knox Street at dusk, Double Bay. Image Tony Yeates