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Shell Beach

Shark Bay Road | Gascoyne Region, Denham, Western Australia 6537, Australia
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Ranked #5 of 15 Attractions in Denham
Type: Beaches
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Bathurst, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

If passing this way the beach is only a few hundred metres from the road. A surreal place to visit and would love to do so late in the afternoon but our timetable did not allow for this. The beach is made of of shells rather then sand and the water is crystal clear. Facilities are a bit lacking as... More

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Perth, Australia
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19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Found this very unusual but very pretty, the day we chose to visit was overcast and gave off such a beautiful glow on the water ... Reminds me of the bags of shell grit my grandparents bought for their crooks .... Oh and make sure you wear closed in shoes not sandals it hurts

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Moss Vale, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Beach is huge, all made of tiny shells. Water is very shallow for a long way, you can walk into the water for 100 meters or so.

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Perth, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is a magical beach where you can sit amidst seemingly infinite numbers of small shells that make up the beach. How nice it is depends on the nature of the tourists you share the beach with. Some visits - quiet and lovely, other visits dominated by loud annoying tourists. If you sit long enough, you get a bit of... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The 2.2 million hectares of diverse land and sea met all four natural criteria to have Shark Bay listed as a World Heritage area in 1991. A long time after it was discovered by Dutch Captain Dirk Hartog in 1616, who became the first recorded European to set foot on West Australian soil. But it was the English Captain, William... More

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Incheon, South Korea
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Very picturesque and not too far from the road, and certainly very interesting. The sea is incredibly salty!

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Launceston, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This was an amazing sight. I just cannot believe soo many shells. Take the time to walk right down to the waters edge.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This unique beach comprised entirely of near-white shells, most of them less than 7 mm wide, stretches long and wide. The shells apparently run 9 metres deep, and compact into a limestone block that is used for building materials around the district. It's only a few hundred metres off the highway 44 kms south of Denham - worth a stop... More

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Longreach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Millions of cockle shells make up this beach. The cockles grow in the sea just off the shore at the rate of 4,000 shells per square metre. When the shells die they are washed up onto the shore by the sea. This has been happening for hundreds of years so the shells are metres deep and very compacted, allowing blocks... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Amazing story behind the natural change that bought about the beach being made of shells. It was a shame that you get plagued by flies.

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