Shark Bay picnic area

Natural Attractions

For a family day at the beach, head to Shark Bay picnic area, just 5mins drive from Iluka on the NSW north coast. Sheltered from ocean winds, this quiet and secluded spot is perfect for summer barbecues.

Park right at the picnic area and spread your picnic blanket on the grass, or set up at a nearby picnic table. Relax and enjoy the sounds of butcher birds calling and cicadas humming. It’s easy for parents to see the kids playing safely on the grassy area, shaded and separated from the beach by a fringe of dune-side rainforest.

Bring a ball and bat for a game of cricket on the grass or head to the beach for a swim in Shark Bay’s sparkling blue water. Protected from big ocean waves by a headland and fringing reef, it’s also a lovely spot for some beach fishing.

**To keep visitors safe ALL camping in NSW national parks now requires a booking. For day visitors, please plan ahead and visit outside of peak periods (11am and 2pm). Check park alerts and visit COVID-19 updates for more information before visiting any park – **


Barbeque Carpark Non Smoking Picnic Area

Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available

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