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Best Beach in Sydney

This is my favourite beach in Sydney, a small beach next to manly beach in between the trees. It has a nice view over manly beach. A really good place to relax or have a BBQ. Went... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is my favourite beach in Sydney, a small beach next to manly beach in between the trees. It has a nice view over manly beach. A really good place to relax or have a BBQ. Went here several times and cant get enough of the place

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A beautiful little beach, with its own white rock pool. We used to go here as kids, and it's just the same!

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Please note you can only take biked on the bike path to Shelley beach on weekdays! On Weekends and public holidays bikes are forbidden. Main reason is that this is a very popular walk and when there are hundreds of people on the path you end up walking anyway. The beach and shining beach hut are very pretty. Well worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

It doesn't get more beautiful than Shelly beach... A small secluded beach round the corner from Manly beach, filled with cafes along the way, its a glorious spot that you must visit! Plenty of amazing walks right to the top of the rocks for amazing views!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Shelly Beach is a little gem in Manly. Protected by the waves, this little beach is perfect for families and snorkellers. However, in the summer it can get really crowded

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

great little beach to go snorkel or scuba dive from the shore, and a big variety of sealife can be spottet here.

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

Shelly beach is south of manly walking south , fantastic scenery worth walking up to the monastery on the headland , need good walking shoes as it is quite steep in parts

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Shelly Beach is a short walk from the ocean end of the Corso in Manly and like a little oasis at the end of the walk. You can see the surf rolling in at Manly as it faces back towards Manly but it's a very different beach. It's mosty calm, still water, perfect for snorkelling or swimming with younger children... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This beach is located over at Manly and take the ferry and it will take you another 15 minutes to walk to Shelly Beach. It is just beautiful - what you imagine every Australian beach to look like.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The walk from Manly beach to Shelly beach winds along the coast for about 1 km and is paved all the way. The views are outstanding and the path is dotted with sculptures and signposts making the walk most interesting. Shelly beach istelf is a lovely serene and secluded beach - looks like a location for a movie about a... More 

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