Yarra Bay and Frenchmans Bay
These beautiful scenic and historic bays are located in the south of Randwick City near the suburb of La Perouse. They are both reasonably small and very safe inlets forming part of Botany Bay and are ideal for shallow swimming, fishing and sailing. Both bays and their surrounding areas are steeped in history and have very strong ties with the Aboriginal community. At Yarra Bay on 19 th January, 1788 the First Fleeters made contact with aborigines who directed expedition members to a fresh water supply nearby at Bunnerong Creek which ran into the Bay.
There is a wonderful licensed club with great amenities and beautiful views and restaurant to relax and enjoy. Yarra Bay 16ft Skiff Sailing Club welcomes visitors.
Frenchmans Bay and surrounds offer a fabulous array of open spaces; a national park and an abundance of marine life flora and fauna, all there for visitors to explore and enjoy. There are archaeological remains of a 19th century aboriginal encampment and mission. A museum awaits, with displays detailing the existing environment, history and heritage of the area.
All-in-all another exciting example of the diversity and complexity of Randwick City’s Sports Coast!