Nielsen Park is Sydney at its best! This beautiful, enclosed and protected beach has views of crystal blue water, boats and greenery. It is also known as “Shark Beach” but don’t be alarmed as they have protective netting around the beach to protect swimmers. The white sand and gentle lapping waves make the beach perfect for children to explore and enjoy.
The Nielsen Kiosk dates back to 1915 and was originally commissioned as a tea room and kiosk to the park’s visitors. It was so remote at this time that the lessee even had their own cottage to stay in behind the kiosk.
The menu at the kiosk is simple, consisting of bacon and egg roll ($7.50) and BLT ($9.50) before 11am and assorted baguettes ($9.50) and fish and chips ($13.50) from 12pm. They also have a selection of pies, pasties and cakes on display. There are a few tables inside however on a nice day the outdoor tables have a magical view in the sun. They overlook the beach so you can watch the children play.
During the warmer months and daylight savings, the kiosk turns into ‘Shark Beach Kiosk’ from 4pm Friday to Sunday for takeaway fish and chips on the beach. What a way to enjoy dinner with the family! BYO wine and beer for a relaxed summers evening.
Nielsen Park Kiosk and beach would have to be one of Sydney’s best kept secrets. The perfect spot to bring a picnic, laze on the beach or enjoy the fabulous kiosk.
Free parking available along Greycliffe Ave.
Nielsen Park Cafe is located next to the kiosk and is open Tuesday to Sunday if you are after a sit down family meal.