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Address: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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A vist to Shelley Beach is a must

You can take the regular ferry from Circular Quay to Manly beach about 30 minutes, or half that with the JetCat which costs a little more. If you're not in a hurry and want to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

You can take the regular ferry from Circular Quay to Manly beach about 30 minutes, or half that with the JetCat which costs a little more. If you're not in a hurry and want to enjoy the view, take the ferry. When the ferry docks at Manly, you will be close the Manly Aquarium, and lots of shops and restaurants.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The walk to Shelly Beach is nice and it's just amazing to see how quiet it is. Unfortunately they build a new restaurant there. Now it's over with the quiet little beach... now it's constriction noise and it becomes commercialised too much... sadly.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A beautiful, quiet beach away from tourists! A welcome respite from the crowds. Small and intimate and great for families.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

What a great walk to Shelly Beach, from Manly took us around 30 minutes. A tip to keep walking up the hill behind it for some awesome views and photo opportunities. Would make a bit more time to explore around this area next time we visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Definitely worth walking round the corner to Shelly Beach. A little smaller and prettier. Also more sheltered which has its advantages.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Nice spot away from the crowds on the main drag of Manly. Looks great for snorkelling too-I was there in July so didn't brave the water that day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The beach does have a lot of sea shells so it is hard on the feet as you go into the water. But once in the underwater world is magical. There are bathroom, changing and food facilities. It is a u-shaped beach, with trails along the top of the cliff.

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

it's a nice beach and there is a nice water. There are two grills that belong to hotels.It is a protected marine reserve.

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Kitimat, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Took the ferry to Manly Beach, but wanted to snorkel, so we walked up the boardwalk to Shelly Beach. Nice and secluded with no waves like at Manly. Water was warm, but the snorkeling was average at best. Nice place to go for a swim though as most of the people at Manly were surfing and swimming areas were limited.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Huge BBQ's set up on the beach for a great family style feast. The water is also filled with coral right off the shore so bring your snorkel!

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