THE Sydney suburb of Sans Souci, on the south-western side of Botany Bay, boasts yacht clubs, sailing clubs, beautiful beaches and swimming pools bathed in a rich history.
With the commotion of the city behind you & the calm waters of Botany Bay at your feet, you can see how this relatively small area got its name. Sans Souci is French for “without a care.” Technically, it got its name from the summer palace of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, which is fine, but not quite sure his royalness would quite have appreciated the baths and fishing in the 1850s. By 1890, a steam tram was built between Kogarah and Sans Souci enabling more people to enjoy the area. Baths were opened in 1897 (and remained so until the mid 1960s); sailing became more popular, followed by virtually any water activity imaginable. As the town has evolved into a welcoming outdoor destination, it seems the more casual translation of Sans Souci is a bit more appropriate: “No worries.”