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

Sat, 20 Jan 04:24
Fire Weather Warning

Weather

Saturday 20, Jan 4:40 am

Day 26°    Night 18°
19.4°C
Sunny

Water Temperature  22°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly about 10 knots tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon then decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Swell: Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

11 am
1.67m
4 am
0.50m
11 pm
1.32m
5 pm
0.34m

UV

Index: 11 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Sunday 21, Jan

Day 26°    Night 20°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Swell: South to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: About 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

11 am
1.62m
5 am
0.52m
6 pm
0.35m

UV

Index: 13 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:10 pm


Weather

Sat 20, Jan to Sat 27, Jan


Swell


Wind


Wind: North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Swell: Southerly below 1 metre.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide


UV

Sat 20th 14 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 5:10 pm
Sun 21st 13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 5:10 pm
Mon 22nd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:50 pm
Tue 23rd 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

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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