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

Mon 20/05 »

Surf report for Mon 20/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 3ft 12s  °  ° 11mph
13:00 3ft 14s  °  ° 14mph
19:00 4ft 16s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Low 3:56am (0.19m)
High 10:00am (1.47m)
Low 3:43pm (0.39m)
High 10:03pm (1.84m)
Daylight
First light06:15
Sunrise06:42
Sunset17:00
Dark17:27

Tue 21/05 »

Surf report for Tue 21/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 3ft 13s  °  ° 10mph
13:00 3ft 16s  °  ° 5mph
19:00 3ft 14s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
Low 4:39am (0.20m)
High 10:43am (1.42m)
Low 4:21pm (0.45m)
High 10:42pm (1.83m)
Daylight
First light06:16
Sunrise06:43
Sunset16:59
Dark17:26

Wed 22/05 »

Surf report for Wed 22/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
4:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 10mph
16:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 7mph
Tide times
Low 5:22am (0.23m)
High 11:26am (1.39m)
Low 4:59pm (0.51m)
High 11:22pm (1.81m)
Daylight
First light06:17
Sunrise06:43
Sunset16:59
Dark17:25

Thu 23/05 »

Surf report for Thu 23/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
13:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 5mph
Tide times
Low 6:05am (0.27m)
High 12:10pm (1.36m)
Low 5:41pm (0.55m)
Daylight
First light06:17
Sunrise06:44
Sunset16:58
Dark17:25

Fri 24/05 »

Surf report for Fri 24/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
10:00 2ft 9s  °  ° 8mph
Tide times
High 12:02am (1.78m)
Low 6:48am (0.30m)
High 12:54pm (1.35m)
Low 6:25pm (0.59m)
Daylight
First light06:18
Sunrise06:45
Sunset16:58
Dark17:24

Sat 25/05 »

Surf report for Sat 25/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
10:00 2ft 8s  °  ° 8mph
19:00 2ft 7s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
High 12:45am (1.74m)
Low 7:31am (0.32m)
High 1:40pm (1.36m)
Low 7:14pm (0.61m)
Daylight
First light06:18
Sunrise06:45
Sunset16:57
Dark17:24

Today's weather

Partly cloudy

18 °C
(64 °F)

Light breeze, 11.9 km/h from ENE

Sea temperature

23.3°C / 74°F

Rating

Average: 3 (1 vote)

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