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Shelly Beach

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Type: Beaches
Traveler Description: Manly Beach to Shelley Beach  Manly Beach is about one mile long with a large foreshore and golden sands. The Northern end is called Queenscliff... more »
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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I went here a few times. Its a great little beach and if you are lucky you may see dolphins swimming close by. Also a good spot for snorkelling.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Sheltered beach at Cabbage Tree Bay with safe bathing for all. Very popular for scuba divers and surfers.

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australia
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5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

A beautiful small beach. One of my favourite walks ( especially on a sunny morning) is walking from Queenscliff, along Manly Beach to Shelly Beach- then jump into the water! Bliss!

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

My first dive at Manly's Shelly Beach in 10 years with my bud Salvo and found it a lot cleaner now that the old northern sewer tunnel takes Sydney's mess 3 ks out to sea. Great vis on the day and were lucky enough to see a couple of big rays and a bronze whaler.Unfortunately one of the many dive... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Shelley beach is a gorgeous beach just a short walk from manly. Unlike manly it is not overly crowded and isn't a surf beach, it is a nice relaxed 'Shelly' beach! Close nearby there are rocks to explore. I would recommend it for locals wanting to relax with some friends.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

What a great little beach a good 15 minutes away from the bustle of Manly. Its protected, with great swimming and snorkelling plus a neat little bar and restaurant.

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Sydney, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Shelly Beach is so cute and just 10 min walk around the scenic walk from Manly. Sun bake on the beach, have an easy snorkel off the beach..eat at the cute restaurant and wander back to Manly. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

A short walk from Manly, this beach is worth visiting. It's peaceful and sheltered from the wind off the sea that prevails on Manly Beach. The sand is just wonderful and the beach was not crowded. The walk to it is fairly flat and you pass tea rooms on the way whilst you take in the scenery. The seagulls that... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Very nice Sydney beach - visited in 2003 nor 2013, but that option wasn't available - but very good bars, cafés and restaurants to enjoy in quite a chilled beach location, away from the madness of Manly/Bondi or Coogee

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Ferry out from Circular key, fish and chips sitting by the sea (watch out for the seagulls) and the stroll along to Shelly Beach and back, watch out for the water dragons.

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