Shelly Beach, Manly

4.6
#1 of 158 in Outdoors in Greater Sydney
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 .
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  • Great little beach at the end of a nice walking path frrom Manly. Great snorkeling and some nice restaurants in close proximity.  more »
  • We walked from North point to Shelly Beach. Beautiful walk about 45 minutes. Charming little beach - still has a 1940s flare to it. Highly recommend you take the time to see this quaint little area an...  more »
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  • 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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