The bay opens on the Pacific ocean through the Gap, a narrow entry between cliffs, signaled by beacons. From Centerpoint tower, you can see how the inland shore alternates headlands and bays, sheltered and suited to sailing.
On the road to the Gap, you can turn back and catch the skyline of the city, by day or at sunset, with the Opera and the Harbour Bridge. On the shore are small beaches facing the skyscrapers, and big bays like Rushcutters bay.
Closer to the Gap, Camp Cove beach is a very nice little cove.
In a narrower part of the harbour there’s a bascule bridge, the Spit bridge, on which the road to Manly passes.
This is the northern shore of Sydney downtown at sunset. I love the colour of the sea.
Manly is a big beach on the Pacific, north of the Gap. It is a very pleasant ferry ride away from Circular Quay, though you get to rock and roll when you go along the Gap.
On this winter photo, I find it resembles Brittany a lot…