Don't be fooled by the name! Shark Beach was named this because it faces Shark Bay and is protected by Shark nets. The calm and safe waters make this beach perfect for swimming, especially if you are avoiding the rough surf beaches like Bondi, and want a place for young children to play and swim safely.
The surrounding area of the beach is very green, and sometimes it can be hard to believe you are in the middle of a large capital city. Shark Beach is popular for corporate picnics, as many office workers in the city take advantage of the large green spaces, and close proximity to their work. This is the same for families, who can easily take up most of the adjoining green park, including the BBQs and other local facilities, so if planning a picnic, avoid busy times and be prepared to jostle for your spot. Address: Coolong Road, Vaucluse, NSW, 2030.