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by Dottie (subscribe)
Radio presenter, business consultant and amateur foodie thriving on living life, loving moments and just being a cheeky girl at heart.
Published October 18th 2012
Listen to the laughter of children at this gorgeous beach
Nielsen Park, Vaulcluse
Nielsen Park Beach, Vaulcluse

Nielsen Park forms part of the Sydney Harbour National Park and is a spectacular family beach with outstanding harbour views and a swimming area that is enclosed to protect the swimming area.

From about mid-afternoon, Nielsen Park is bustling with families with young children basking in the pleasure of playing on the soft sandy beaches and paddling in the calm harbour waters.

Nielsen Park is not just a spectacular park and beach, it also has some wonderful venues including a restaurant, cafe and some beautiful reception and function options.

Nielsen Park Cafe
Nielsen Park Cafe

Nielsen Park Cafe
Nielsen Park Cafe

Nielsen Park Cafe
Nielsen Park Cafe

I have to give the BLT from the Nielsen Park Cafe a huge thumbs up - it is one of the best BLTs I have ever had. The bread was unmistakenly fresh, the bacon was salty, the lettuce crisp, the tomatoes sweet, and it was all perfectly bound together by a creamy, tangy mayonnaise that was just delicious. Just writing about it has me salivating at the memory.

BLT from the Nielsen Park Cafe
BLT from the Nielsen Park Cafe

The cafe also has a frozen raspberry slushy that will take you right back to your childhood with your very first sip - all the way back to those playful days when your biggest worry was how tall to build your sandcastle.

The other thing I love about Nielsen Park is the historic changing facilities, reminiscent of the early 1930s. These are large un-roofed enclosures overshadowed by historic Moreton Bay Figs. These buildings are so full of character and history, it's worth going to Nielsen Park just to see them and imagine what it would have been like back in the 1930's.

Adjacent to the beach is a great grassy park with Moreton Bay Fig lined boulevards, perfect for an evening stroll with friends or lovers.

Moreton Bay Fig lined boulevards at Nielsen Park
Moreton Bay Fig lined boulevards at Nielsen Park

There is plenty of on-street and unrestricted parking in the area around Nielsen Park on Greycliffe Avenue.

Bear in mind that dogs are prohibited from Nielsen Park at all times.

Nielsen Park Beach
Nielsen Park Beach, Vaulcluse
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Why? Picturesque beach and park for families
Where: Nielsen Park, Greycliffe Avenue, Vaucluse, Sydney NSW
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