Shark Bay Beach’s calm waters attract thousands every summer.

Getting To Shark Beach

Where Is It?

Shark Beach faces north into Sydney harbour and is located behind Nielsen Park in Vaucluse. Take Vaucluse Road to Greycliffe Avenue.


Greycliffe Avenue, Vaucluse, 2030


There is parking on Greycliffe Avenue near Nielsen Park, however it can get full pretty quick. There is limited street side parking around Coolong Road.


Google Maps Link – Shark Beach | Vaucluse

Things To Do


Protected by nets, you won’t have to worry about this beaches namesake. Shark Beach faces the harbour, so waves are infrequent and low. You could even try a bit of snorkelling

Hermitage Foreshore Walk

The foreshore walk starts at Nielsen Park and takes in some of Sydney’s smallest beaches, with historic buildings and views towards the harbour all part of the fun.

Hermitage Foreshore Walk Vaucluse Sydney

The Hermitage Foreshore Walk is a great way to explore the area.

Neilsen Park & Cafe

Nielsen Park is a wide, shady expanse of green with plenty of space to lay out a towel, throw a Frisbee or have a picnic. The cafe offers some pretty high end fare and is a popular spot to grab a bite to eat.

Sydney To Hobart Yacht Race

Every year thousands gather to watch the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. Shark Bay offers one of the best places to watch it all kick off.

Shark Bay Beach Vaucluse

There are several historic buildings near the beach.


  • Food

    Nielsen Park Cafe is just behind the park and offers some pretty good food options.

  • Rubbish Bins

    There are rubbish bins in the park and along the promenade.

  • Toilets

    There are toilets nearby behind the beach in Nielsen Park.

  • Can I take my dog?

    Dogs are not allowed in the beach.

  • Can I lock my bike up?

    At this stage there isn’t anywhere official to lock up a bike.


nielsen park

Nielsen Park | Vaucluse

A favourite picnic spot right on the Beach, it’s popular all year round.

Milk Beach Vaucluse

Milk Beach | Vaucluse

A small beach along the Hermitage Foreshore Walk known for its party atmosphere during the summer.

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