Located in the suburb of Vaucluse in eastern Sydney, Nielson Park is a popular attraction in the larger Sydney Harbour National Park. Its tree-lined shores are perfect for spending an afternoon soaking up sun and dipping toes into the surf or picnicking with friends. The netted swimming pool and food kiosk add to this beach’s appeal, but travelers should note that Nielson Park is popular among the family set, which means the sandy shores are rarely quiet and always filled with energetic kids.
Parking can be difficult to find at Nielson Park, so it’s best to travel here by public ferry. The beach is free to enjoy.