One of Sydney’s best kept secrets, this hidden harbour beach can be found along the Hermitage Foreshore Walk.

Getting To Queens Beach, Vaucluse

Where Is It?

The closest access is from Little Queens Lane off Queens Avenue and Vaucluse Road. Follow the sandstone steps down to the Hermitage Foreshore Walk. There’s also a number of other ways to access the walk including from Shark Beach / Nielsen Park (About 20 minute walk) or from Bayview Hill Road (About 5-10 minute Walk). It is the southernmost beach along the Hermitage Foreshore.


The 325 bus stops on Vaucluse Road near Queens Avenue, and it’s only a short walk from there.


Little Queens Lane, Vaucluse NSW 2030 is the closest street address.


Limited to on street parking or try Nielsen Park where there are car bays on GreycIiffe Avenue


Google Maps Link – Queens Beach | Vaucluse

Things To Do

Wet Your Toes In The Harbour

With a stretch of soft sand and cool waters gently lapping at the harbour coastline, Queens Beach is an inviting spot to wade out for a bit of a splash. It’s generally a quiet beach, far removed from the party atmosphere of nearby Milk Beach, so bring a towel, strip down and relax as boats race around in the distance.

Queens Beach Vaucluse Hermitage Foreshore Walk

Explore The Hermitage Foreshore Walk

Leave the hiking boots at home and discover secret beaches and mesmerising views along this short harbourside walk. Starting at Nielsen Park and extending along boardwalk, steps and dirt track to Bayview Hill Road, the return walk can be completed within 90 minutes at a leisurely pace, with enough time to take in the historic sights and million dollar views.

Hermitage Foreshore Walk Sydney National Park

Yeah, that’s a nice view.

Grab A Bite To Eat When You’re Done

Reward yourself with a beachside brunch at the Nielsen Park Cafe, or grab a coffee and enjoy it down by the sand. Shark Beach is only a short walk from Queens Beach and well worth the stroll.

Queens Beach Harbour Bridge View New Years Eve

On New Year’s Eve you’ll see fireworks. Today it’s just a guy on a paddle board.

And Don’t Forget New Years Eve

The Hermitage Foreshore Beaches are one of Sydney’s best kept secrets when it comes to New Year’s Eve (and New Year’s Day) celebrations, sneak on down and watch out for alcohol bans and find some of the best views across the harbour the city has to offer.


  • Food

    Head to Nielsen Park for the beach side cafe.

  • Rubbish Bins

    You’ll find bins along the foreshore walk.

  • Toilets

    There are toilets, showers and charge rooms at Nielsen Park / Shark Bay Beach.

  • Can I take my dog?

    Dogs aren’t allowed on the Hermitage Foreshore Walk as it is part of the Sydney Harbour National Park. Try Dumaresq Reserve / Rose Bay Foreshore for off leash dog walking.

  • Can I lock my bike up?

    No bike lockups unfortunately.


Rose Bay Foreshore Dog Walking Sydney

Dumaresq Reserve / Rose Bay Foreshore Beach

Popular off leash dog walking beach on the harbour and close to Lyne Park.

Hermit Bay Beach Vaucluse

Hermit Bay Beach | Vaucluse

Just north of Queens Beach this is another small harbour beach with a secluded aspect.

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