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Shelly Beach

Address: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Sheltered from the breaks and any rough water, Shelly provides a nice area to swim with little more than a gentle swell. On a clear day, there is a lot of sea life to see below the water. The walk around to Shelly is around the beautiful Cabbage Tree Bay.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

When in manly go to Shelly beach. Easy to reach from Manly external beach and on the path to Fairfax lookout.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This was one of my favourite places in Sydney. It is at Manly beach but right at the end of it on the right hand side you have a long walk but it is of course worth it. The water was warm and clear to see and if you have the water camera I can recommend you take it because... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Best little beach off Manly!! Yes it can get busy on weekends, but head there mid-week bring some snorkel gear it's fantastic lots of marine life to see. Take the ferry from Circular Quay and head out to Manly really relaxed unspoilt beauty!!

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We started in Manly, but the waves were a little strong for a small person to swim. Decided to do the coastal walk and stumbled upon Shelly Beach. Such a huge difference! The beach was busy, but the water was calm and warm. We had a lovely swim here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Best beach in Sydney! Different from Bondi, calm water, smaller beach, but beautiful!!!! Unmissable! Woth taking the ferry and the walk! Another MUST!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Shelly beach is just amazing! you are out of the way from the busy wave breaks and you will be in the ultimate chill out beach. If you plan on visiting here then you MUST bring your snorkeling equipment. This place is a nursery for a lot of aquatic animals, you will see sting rays, giant snails, port jackson's, Grouper... More 

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

A 10 minute walk along a pretty path, leads to smelly beach, a pretty little spot with a busy beach, with swimmers and snorkel lees calmer waters and a shady grass area with BBQ and toilets A pretty walk from Manly, just turn right at the end f the Corso

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Shelley beach is a great beach to swim. It doesn't get as crowded as the main beach, There are also trees there for shade and only I short walk from Manly beach

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This small bathing beach is a pleasant walk along the coastal pathway from Manley. A small pretty beach where one can climb to the lookout to see the Pacific. The restaurant is closed at the moment for renovations so take a drink with you as there are limited choices

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