Hyams Beach was evacuated at around midday today, after an aerial camera photographed a 2.5m great white shark less than 200m from swimmers.
The beach is unpatrolled, so it is understood a helicopter sounded the alarm, which called on people to evacuate the water.
The shark sighting was reported on the ‘SharkSmart’ Twitter feed.
The feed is a series of tips and information from the NSW government to help reduce your risk of shark attack - including live tweets from tagged sharks.
There have been a number of great white shark sightings in the area over the past two weeks, from Huskisson, to Sussex Inlet.