Parsley Road (Horler Avenue), Vaucluse
The enclosure provides an approximate swimming area 150m long and 95m wide and is subject to tidal variations. The swimming enclosure forms part of Parsley Bay Reserve.
In 1934 a seawall was constructed across the Bay and sand was dredged to create the turfed picnic area. This dredging and other subsequent sand removal created a large hole in the harbour floor below the suspension bridge. This caused the water to become turbid as a result of reduced tidal flushing. In 2003/2004 Council undertook remediation works to improve the Bay’s water quality. The works included
The remediation works have been a success and today the Bay maintains some of the clearest water in the Harbour.