Shelly Beach is the only west-facing beach on Australia's eastern coast. These waters, part of a protected marine reserve, are filled with a variety of sea life, including species of the eastern blue groper, weedy sea dragon, gloomy octopus, and little penguin. Clear shallow waters lapping this beach make it a popular spot for scuba divers and snorkelers. A haven for sun seekers, this coastline is sheltered from the ocean swell by a reef that faces west. For refreshments, drop by Le Kiosk, a small beach restaurant selling light seafood meals, cold drinks, ice cream, and coffee. To visit Shelly Beach and get the most from your holiday in Manly, create itinerary details personal to you using our Manly journey builder tool .
Shelly Beach Tours
Manly Snorkeling Tour and Nature Walk BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $49
Duration: 2 hours
Private Group Tour: Sydney in One Day including Sydney Habour, The Royal Botanic Gardens, The Rocks and Manly Beach BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $200
Duration: 7 hours
Manly Self-Guided Bike Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $27
Duration: 1 day
Shelly Beach Reviews
i have not swum here yet but the beach was well worth exploring during a weekend walk. My son and I could really have a nice time. It is easily accessible from the main part of Manly and there are man... more »
Doesn’t get the same publicly as many, but is a really nice beach hidden around the corner from the main beach. Can still get pretty busy as it’s become a bit more popular. Great location though. more »
Great alternative option to Manly Beach. There's a nice walk from Manly centre, along which you can see Water Dragons. There's also a good restaurant there. Can get busy on a hot day...
It Was Great Me And some other boys built a couch out of sand!
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