Nestled on the harbour foreshore in Vaucluse and ringed in by the scenic Nielsen Park, this little gem is a favourite of the locals. And yet, somehow – could it be the name? – Shark Beach has managed to avoid the tourist radar and retain its charming, secluded feel. All the better for you.
Don’t let the name put you off; this beach is shark-protected, offering a netted swimming pool, shady spots perfect for picnicking, and a great vantage point to soak in the harbour views and watch the ferries and yachts pass ahead. Bliss.