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Shelly Beach

Address: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Solihull, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

A nice little cove a short walk from Manly with calmer water. Lovely for a swim.Usual drinking water available, showers, toilets and a small beach shop.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Best beach for surfing .. Plenty of waves and clean clear water. Better then entrance. Showers are clean and loads of parking

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Love to snorkel here. Often see the Blue Grouper. Loads of people of all ages playing games on the beach Free barbies-although sometimes a wait Restaurant currently being renovated

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This is a lagoon with snorkeling, scuba, and swimming. Great for families or friends to spend the day. Enjoyed watching the surfers, and taking a scenic walk on the trails.

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Blue Mountains, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Shelly Beach is a small sheltered area just south of Manly Beach. It is not a surfing beach as there are no waves due to its protected location. However, snorkelers and skin divers use it to view marine life. Parents with young kids tend to like this beach because it is safe. Other adults like it because it is calm... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Shelley Beach is such a lovely safe little beach. The walk from Manly is delightful, an easy flat walk around the bay. Very popular with all ages. A great place to snorkel with kids in the shallows. Sit on the sand and look back to busy Manly. There is a small kiosk there with another restaurant under construction.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It has a grassy area up the top and a place to eat and nice sands but as the same implies, there are lots of shells, so walking into the water can be a bit painful on the feet. Once in however, there is no surf like at Manly beach and its a nice tranquil place to have a swim.... More 

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

One of the best places on the planet for a family picnic Get there early as parking is hard. The waves are small as the beach is sheltered. It the surf is big its a great place to watch the surfers at the Fairy Bowyer.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

If Manly is seven miles from sydney and a million miles from care then Shelley beach is where the locals go to get away from Manly. Shelly Beach is about a 15 minute walk from Manly surf beach that will put you in another world. Great for snorkelling or diving and just excellent if you just want to relax.

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Blue Mountains, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

A very pretty and fun place! Great for families, picnic, snorkelling and diving. You would be surprised as to how close the surf is to you as Shelly Beach is very calm.

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