Shark Island

The Ucruise Guide To Sydney Harbour

So named as its shape resembles a shark, this harbour island is a great stopping off point on your cruise of the bay. Unlike some of the other islands, Shark Island boasts its own small beach, making it the ideal place for a splash and a paddle.

Either enjoy your picnic on the sandy beach overlooking the harbour views or head inland to take advantage of the picnic benches and shady trees. There's a large grassed area, ideal for games of cricket or just a run around, and as you have to book to visit, numbers of visitors are always kept at a manageable level. It never feels crowded but there are just enough people around to provide a pleasant atmosphere.

Once a naval storage depot and an animal quarantine area, Shark Island is now used exclusively for recreation and pleasure. With 360 degree panoramic views of the harbour, it is easy to understand why!

FIND IT ON THE MAP


SEE IT IN STREET VIEW


PEOPLE WHO VIEWED THIS WERE ALSO INTERESTED IN...


Cockatoo Island

At the junction of the Parramatta and Lane Cove Rivers, you can find Cockatoo Island, the largest...

read more

Snapper Island

This once rocky outcrop was flattened and expanded with land reclamation, although it still...

read more

Clark Island

As you step onto this small island off the tip of Darling Point, it is hard to believe you are still...

read more

Goat Island

This multi-functional island has been used as a convict stockade, quarry, explosives store,...

read more