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!

More New South Wales beaches in Australia

Nielsen Park Weather Info

5 Day Nielsen Park UV Index

UV Index scale

A UV Index reading of 3 or more means some precautions should be taken. For more information visit our guide to the UV Index.

Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Nielsen Park tide times & sea state

Wed 20/11 »

Surf report for Wed 20/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 5ft 6s  °  ° 18mph
11:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 10mph
17:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
High 1:17am (1.13m)
Low 6:50am (0.57m)
High 1:32pm (1.50m)
Low 8:33pm (0.46m)
Daylight
First light05:13
Sunrise05:41
Sunset19:39
Dark20:06

Thu 21/11 »

Surf report for Thu 21/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 6mph
11:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 13mph
17:00 6ft 6s  °  ° 28mph
Tide times
High 2:44am (1.10m)
Low 8:16am (0.66m)
High 2:53pm (1.40m)
Low 10:00pm (0.47m)
Daylight
First light05:12
Sunrise05:40
Sunset19:40
Dark20:07

Fri 22/11 »

Surf report for Fri 22/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 8ft 9s  °  ° 16mph
11:00 7ft 9s  °  ° 20mph
17:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
High 4:26am (1.14m)
Low 10:10am (0.67m)
High 4:30pm (1.34m)
Low 11:22pm (0.43m)
Daylight
First light05:12
Sunrise05:40
Sunset19:41
Dark20:08

Sat 23/11 »

Surf report for Sat 23/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 10mph
11:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 5mph
17:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
High 5:51am (1.25m)
Low 11:51am (0.58m)
High 5:58pm (1.34m)
Daylight
First light05:11
Sunrise05:39
Sunset19:42
Dark20:09

Sun 24/11 »

Surf report for Sun 24/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 6ft 7s  °  ° 22mph
11:00 6ft 7s  °  ° 18mph
17:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
Low 12:29am (0.36m)
High 6:56am (1.39m)
Low 1:06pm (0.44m)
High 7:10pm (1.37m)
Daylight
First light05:11
Sunrise05:39
Sunset19:42
Dark20:10

Mon 25/11 »

Surf report for Mon 25/11
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 8mph
11:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 4mph
17:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 22mph
Tide times
Low 1:25am (0.30m)
High 7:49am (1.52m)
Low 2:07pm (0.31m)
High 8:11pm (1.40m)
Daylight
First light05:10
Sunrise05:38
Sunset19:43
Dark20:11

Today's weather

Clear sky

28 °C
(82 °F)

Moderate breeze, 25.2 km/h from NE

Sea temperature

19.1°C / 66.3°F

Rating

Average: 3 (1 vote)

More beaches in Australia