Nielsen Park Beach (Shark Beach)
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 Beach Weather Info
Tue 28th27°C / 81°F
Wed 29th26°C / 79°F
Thu 30th28°C / 82°F
Fri 31st28°C / 82°F
Sat 01st28°C / 82°F
Sun 02nd36°C / 97°F
5 Day Nielsen Park Beach UV Index
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Nielsen Park Beach tide times & sea state
Tue 28/01 »
Surf report for Tue 28/01 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 5:00 5ft 7s 14mph 11:00 5ft 7s 10mph 17:00 5ft 7s 13mph Tide times Low 5:26am (0.35m) High 11:43am (1.72m) Low 6:14pm (0.15m) Daylight First light 05:43 Sunrise 06:10 Sunset 20:04 Dark 20:31
Wed 29/01 »
Surf report for Wed 29/01 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 5:00 6ft 6s 22mph 11:00 5ft 6s 14mph 17:00 4ft 11s 14mph Tide times High 12:20am (1.39m) Low 6:04am (0.36m) High 12:18pm (1.66m) Low 6:46pm (0.19m) Daylight First light 05:44 Sunrise 06:11 Sunset 20:03 Dark 20:30
Thu 30/01 »
Surf report for Thu 30/01 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 5:00 3ft 15s 6mph 11:00 3ft 14s 7mph 17:00 3ft 14s 15mph Tide times High 12:55am (1.41m) Low 6:44am (0.39m) High 12:55pm (1.58m) Low 7:19pm (0.24m) Daylight First light 05:45 Sunrise 06:12 Sunset 20:02 Dark 20:30
Fri 31/01 »
Surf report for Fri 31/01 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 5:00 5ft 6s 21mph 11:00 5ft 6s 21mph 17:00 7ft 7s 27mph Tide times High 1:33am (1.43m) Low 7:29am (0.43m) High 1:34pm (1.49m) Low 7:55pm (0.30m) Daylight First light 05:46 Sunrise 06:13 Sunset 20:02 Dark 20:29
Sat 01/02 »
Surf report for Sat 01/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 5:00 7ft 8s 21mph 11:00 7ft 8s 19mph 17:00 7ft 8s 25mph Tide times High 2:14am (1.45m) Low 8:18am (0.48m) High 2:17pm (1.40m) Low 8:33pm (0.36m) Daylight First light 05:47 Sunrise 06:14 Sunset 20:01 Dark 20:28
Sun 02/02 »
Surf report for Sun 02/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 5:00 7ft 8s 18mph 11:00 6ft 8s 11mph 17:00 5ft 8s 18mph Tide times High 2:59am (1.48m) Low 9:13am (0.51m) High 3:05pm (1.31m) Low 9:15pm (0.40m) Daylight First light 05:48 Sunrise 06:15 Sunset 20:00 Dark 20:28