One of Sydney's few beaches with a westerly outlook,Frenchmans Bay offers outstanding views to the Botany Bay coastline and national park.
It is located in the suburb of LaPerouse in south-eastern Sydney. Frenchmans Bay and the surrounding area was the first place of contact between European settlers and indigenous Australians, so there are many sites of historical interest to be explored here. Only a small inlet itself, Frenchmans Bay connects with the larger Botany Bay. Its protected waters make it an ideal location for swimming and scuba diving
The water is suitable for beginning divers and there are schools in the area which can provide equipment and lessons. However, keep in mind that Frenchmans Bay is not patrolled by lifeguards. While this is a protected beach, it is important to remain wary of tides and always stay on the lookout for rips, no matter where you are swimming.