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Shelly Beach

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ranked #16 of 305 Attractions in Sydney
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Ingelheim, Germany
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

You will find this tiny little beach at the end of the Manly Scenic Walk. Nice place to rest and swim - on your way to Shelly Beach try to find some the rare water dragons!

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Unsure what the hype is about this beach??? We walked from Manly and enjoyed the walk but when we got to Shelly Beach there was nothing there? A building that may have been a cafe was possibly being demolished. The grass & BBQ area was closed off and the beach itself was sharp sand, dirty with remains of bbq's. All... More

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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105 reviews 105 reviews
25 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We took a ferry to check out Manly Beach and everyone told us to take the walk to Shelly Beach, so that's what we did and I am so glad we did. It's sort of off the beaten path, if you will, so it's not so crowded. It's really a lovely beach and the water is nice and calm (although... More

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I'm in love with the whole Manly quarter that includes Shelly Beach as well!. I love the small walk from Manly beach to Shelly beach. I love the yellow sand there, the shallow waters, the genuine tree shades... I love that it's small, way smaller in comparison to Manly and feels more cozy! You should definitely go there for a... More

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

in my opinion the best coastal walk in sydney with a buggy. wide and paved all the way from manly to shelly, there are cafes along the way. great place for an evening sunset bbq. there are four bbqs at the back of the beach, all free of charge, but it can get pretty busy at times. there is parking... More

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Double Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

So beautiful, very relaxing, great on a sunny afternoon for a picnic i like the later part of the day as less people

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Adelaide, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

If you can manage to get here on the weekdays, when the crowds are not there - this is one of the best beaches in Sydney. This protected cove allows for the peace-seeker to relax on the sand and waveless ocean. But the headland also packs a punch in that the surfbreak here can be the place to come when... More

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SYDNEY
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

As I grew up in Manly I am very familiar with the walk to Shelly Beach but it is unwise to go early in the morning. This is such a lovely time of day but there are throngs of people doing this walk with battalions of young mums with those big baby pushers. It is much more enjoyable in the... More

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Great beach for shell lovers and swimmers. Food at nearby cafe was good. Just a gorgeous spot to spend the day. Wish I could go back now.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

From Circular Quay catch the ferry to Manly. Walk through the Esplanade out to Manly Beach then turn right. Walk along the foreshore until you get to the lovely little Shelley Beach.

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