Saturday, March 31, 2012

An Indian Summer on the Beach at Nielsen Park

I think we're having an Indian Summer in Sydney at the moment. Our summer was so rainy and miserable but the days lately have been divine.

After our boy's soccer game and a quick coffee with friends we decided to pack a picnic and head to our favourite beach on Sydney Harbour. Nielsen Park (or Shark Beach) in Vaucluse is just lovely. It's a harbour beach but close to the heads so lovely and clean. We usually sit up on the grass above the beach for our picnic, then swim, play in the sand, chat over a coffee for us and icecream for the kids, more swimming then bring our hungry tired kids home for dinner and a movie.

Nielsen Park is close to where I went to boarding school so I've been going there for around 30 years and it's very special to me.  There is a beautiful old kiosk with a cafe and lovely restaurant, and I love the old changing rooms behind the beach.  I especially love how the sand drops away quickly and it's lovely and deep close to shore.

I thought I'd share some iPhone photos from today.  The harbour was so sparkly and full of sailing boats with their spinnakers up. Spectacular.

  This is really Sydney at it's best!

Hope you've all enjoyed a lovely relaxing Saturday also


  1. Looking good. How good is that summer has finally arrived.

    Have a great weekend
    Carolyn xx

  2. It looks beautiful, Fiona! Glad you had a nice day :)

  3. Just beautiful, we live close to some gorgeous beaches that sometimes we take for granted. Nice to take some time to appreciate what we have so close. XT

    1. We've barely been to this beach all summer because of all the rain (and going away to Adelaide and Queensland) so it's nice to spend some time here. We love newcastle beaches also! we've got several friends who live there.
      have a lovely weekend
      cheers Fiona

  4. Great post Fiona! Loving the new photo edits. What app are you using?

    Check out our lastest post and comment if you have a minute. I'd like to get your feedback.



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