Nielsen Park

Shark Beach - Nielsen Park
Nielsen Park - Shark beach
Photo: © Eddy Milfort / CC BY

Don't let the name scare you off, but Shark beach in Nielsen Park is one of Sydney's very finest beaches. Not only do you not have to worry about sharks (the beach is netted) it is also tucked away on the sheltered side of South Head meaning there are no Pacific waves to knock you off your feet. Combine this with great views over the harbour towards the city and you have the makings of a perfect day at the beach.

Shark beach in Nielsen Park has a very different feel to it from the other beaches of the nearby eastern suburbs. This is definitely a family beach and as the name suggests it is in an area of parkland so there is plenty of grass to lounge and picnic on. It is somewhat cosier too, with a backdrop of trees providing plenty of opportunities to grab some shade. It can get a little too cosy as the tide comes in and the sand retreats, though there is still plenty of grass to sit on.

In case you have decided that this is in fact the ideal Sydney beach for you and all your family, a quick addendum. The shark nets are taken down between mid-May to mid-September - so you'll be forgiven if the idea of taking a dip somewhere named shark beach seems a little less appealing!

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Nielsen Park Weather Info

5 Day Nielsen Park UV Index

UV Index scale

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Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Nielsen Park tide times & sea state

Tue 16/07 »

Surf report for Tue 16/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 8ft 11s  °  ° 18mph
13:00 9ft 12s  °  ° 9mph
19:00 9ft 12s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
Low 2:30am (0.13m)
High 8:30am (1.39m)
Low 2:07pm (0.32m)
High 8:30pm (1.89m)
Daylight
First light06:30
Sunrise06:57
Sunset17:04
Dark17:31

Wed 17/07 »

Surf report for Wed 17/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 9ft 12s  °  ° 12mph
13:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 10mph
19:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 27mph
Tide times
Low 3:07am (0.10m)
High 9:06am (1.40m)
Low 2:42pm (0.31m)
High 9:04pm (1.90m)
Daylight
First light06:29
Sunrise06:57
Sunset17:05
Dark17:32

Thu 18/07 »

Surf report for Thu 18/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 7ft 9s  °  ° 20mph
13:00 8ft 10s  °  ° 9mph
19:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
Low 3:40am (0.09m)
High 9:40am (1.40m)
Low 3:16pm (0.31m)
High 9:38pm (1.89m)
Daylight
First light06:29
Sunrise06:56
Sunset17:05
Dark17:32

Fri 19/07 »

Surf report for Fri 19/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 19mph
13:00 5ft 10s  °  ° 8mph
19:00 5ft 10s  °  ° 8mph
Tide times
Low 4:13am (0.09m)
High 10:13am (1.41m)
Low 3:52pm (0.31m)
High 10:11pm (1.86m)
Daylight
First light06:29
Sunrise06:56
Sunset17:06
Dark17:33

Sat 20/07 »

Surf report for Sat 20/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 12mph
13:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 21mph
19:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 22mph
Tide times
Low 4:45am (0.11m)
High 10:47am (1.42m)
Low 4:27pm (0.33m)
High 10:46pm (1.81m)
Daylight
First light06:28
Sunrise06:55
Sunset17:06
Dark17:33

Sun 21/07 »

Surf report for Sun 21/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 19mph
13:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
Low 5:17am (0.14m)
High 11:21am (1.44m)
Low 5:06pm (0.35m)
High 11:21pm (1.74m)
Daylight
First light06:28
Sunrise06:55
Sunset17:07
Dark17:34

Today's weather

Clear sky

10 °C
(50 °F)

Moderate breeze, 26.6 km/h from W

Sea temperature

18.9°C / 66.0°F

Rating

Average: 3 (1 vote)

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