Bay is a harbourside eastern suburb of Sydney, in
the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is located
4km east of the Sydney central business district,
in the local government area of the Municipality of
Woollahra. The postcode is 2028.
Bay takes its name from the bay situated on Sydney
Harbour. Double Bay refers to the two geographical
formations between Point Piper and Darling Point,
which are interrupted by a miniature point in between.
The eastern part is also known as Blackburn Cove.
Double Bay is an affluent residential suburb surrounded
by some of Sydney's other most affluent suburbs. It
is adjacent to the suburbs of Point Piper, Bellevue
Hill, Woollahra, Edgecliff and Darling Point.
many years Double Bay was the most fashionable and
expensive shopping district in Sydney. It has since
lost some of its status to the Sydney CBD and increasingly
to the nearby Bondi Junction. Double Bay is the location
of some boutique hotels and is well-known for its
restaurants and cafes.
Double Bay developed early after initial European
Settlement in 1788. In the early years of the
colony Double Bay was used as shelter for fishermen
who would regularly fish around the harbour. In
1803 the Steel family established a small farm
in the marshy paddocks that lead to the bay. The
farm initially comprised of 14 acres that included
some of the hills around the valley. Farming mostly
cattle and lettuce the farm developed and by 1814
the farm had increased to envelop the valleys
leading into the area currently known as Woollahra,
Bondi Junction, Bellevue Hill, and Point Piper.
Plaza Hotel, Double Bay
Stamford Double Bay