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Shelly Beach

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ranked #14 of 293 attractions in Sydney
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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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Brisbane, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Considering this is a short scenic walk from Manly you feel like you are a world a way at Shelly Beach. The water is clear, it's great for snorkelling and of course swimming to from Manly and back for exercise. On a calm day this beach is safe for children. Make sure you walk around the Shelly Headland for great... More

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Sebastopol, California
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96 reviews 96 reviews
16 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Shelly Beach is just a beach near Manly (which is an attractive area with lots of shops and restaurants. The walk to Shelly Beach along the water is nice. We have done it twice. The first time we actually saw a water dragon in the shrubbery on the side of the path! The second time we walked all the way... More

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Santiago, Chile
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Is a hidenn beach. Not as crowded as Manly. You can arrive by car o walking from Manly. The water is really quiet and clean. The sand are really shells! You can cook a barbecue. My favourite beach in Australia

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Sydney, Australia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The best beach in Sydney ocean, protected and easily accessed. Clear waters all year around. Dive, snorkel, tan all day.

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West chester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Shelly is a short 10 minute walk from manly beach but is a definite must see! The beach itself is small but offers a lot of views and shells/ sea glass to collect while there. There is also stairs that lead to a breathtaking look out if you are up for seeing views of manly!

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
36 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Shelly Beach is an amazing beach for snorkeling. I visited the beach while on holiday and found all manner of fish under the water. Take some equipment and swim from fairy bower.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

On a walk round to Shelly Bay we could see scuba divers walking into the sea from the pebbled beach. As we stopped to turn and walk back we noticed dolphins playing not far from the shore. It was lovely to see them in the wild.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is an easy walk from Manly along the coast . The water is crystal clear and you can swim in the pool halfway around or at Shelley Beach which has tiny waves. There is a coffe shop and a cafe part way around or the Kiosk at shelley Beach. The northern beaches is a great part of the world... More

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Sofia
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Small but scenic beach. Clear water and white sand with various palm-trees around. Better bring some beach tent with you.

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Walked along from Manly to Shelly Beach in beautiful weather. Quiet little cove but I'm sure it would be packed in Summer. Very scenic and safe for swimming.

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