Shark Beach - Beach in Vaucluse Woollahra NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Shark Beach NSW

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... Read more

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.

Swimming

The southern harbour beaches, while at times difficult to find and access, do offer a wide range of beach environments ranging from the predominantly tidal flats of Rose and Vaucluse bays; to the netted beaches at Parsley Bay and Shark Bay (Nielsen Park)

Surfing

Usually none, with only Nieslen Park picking up rideable waves during very big outside swell.

Fishing

The many beaches, rocky shore and jetties attract a wide range of fishers to the southern harbour foreshore.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Vaucluse, NSW 2030

Includes beaches:
Little Manly Cove, Tingara, Milk Beach, Vaucluse Bay, Parsley Bay, Kutti Beach, Gibsons Beach, Wharf Beach (s)

Length:
0.22km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
0/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nswSH44

Nearby beaches

Marine Warnings

Thu, 24 May 04:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales

Weather

Thursday 24, May 4:37 am

Day 19°    Night 12°
13.7°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  19°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northwesterly below 10 knots becoming west to southwesterly early in the morning then tending southerly 10 to 15 knots in the morning.
Swell: Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions in the morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tide

4 am
1.53m
10 am
0.36m
4 pm
1.44m
10 pm
0.54m

UV

Index: 2 (Low)

Sun protection not recommended


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Friday 25, May

Day 18°    Night 14°
Partly cloudy

Swell


Wind


Wind: Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southerly 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tide

5 am
1.50m
11 am
0.38m
5 pm
1.52m
11 pm
0.50m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 11:30 am to 12:10 pm


Weather

Thu 24, May to Thu 31, May


Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable below 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres during the evening.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. Caution: Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tide


UV

Thu 24th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended
Fri 25th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:30 am to 12:10 pm
Sat 26th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:40 am to 12:00 pm
Sun 27th 2 (Low) Sun protection not recommended

SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

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