Shark Beach is better known as Nielsen Park, a foreshore park area developed in the 1910s. The 12 ha park occupied much of Vaucluse between Steel (or Shark) and Vaucluse points. The park can be accessed via Greycliffe Ave where there is street car parking. The large shady park is very popular during summer. The 220 m long beach (SH 44) faces northwest across the harbour and is largely protected by a shark net, with boat access to the shore only permitted at the eastern end. It is backed by a stepped seawall then the grassy reserve. The beach is relatively narrow and moderately steep, and while usually calm, does receive ocean swell travelling 4 km down the harbour during big outside swell.
Beach Length: 0.22km
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