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Nielsen Park

  • Greycliffe Ave. Map It
  • Vaucluse
  • Beach–Sight

Updated 01/15/2014

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By Sydney standards, this beach at the end of the Vaucluse Peninsula is small, but behind the sand is a large, shady park that's ideal for picnics. The headlands at either end of the beach are especially popular for their magnificent views across the harbor. The beach is protected by a semicircular net, so don't be deterred by the beach's correct name, Shark Beach. The casual cafe is open daily and sells drinks, snacks, and meals; there is also a more upscale restaurant open for lunch daily. Parking is often difficult on weekends. Historic Greycliffe House—built in 1840 and now used as National Park offices—is in the park, while the more elaborate and stately Vaucluse House is a 10-minute walk away. Take Bus 325 from Circular Quay. Amenities: food and drink; toilets; showers. Best for: solitude; swimming; walking.

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Greycliffe Ave., off Vaucluse Rd., Sydney, New South Wales, 2030, Australia

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Updated 01/15/2014


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