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Address: Shark Bay Road | Gascoyne Region, Denham, Western Australia 6537, Australia
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Shell Beach is not actually IN the town of Denham, so we decided to access it as we entered Shark Bay's peninsula instead of back-tracking. Other than the stromatolites @ Hamelin... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shell Beach is not actually IN the town of Denham, so we decided to access it as we entered Shark Bay's peninsula instead of back-tracking. Other than the stromatolites @ Hamelin Pool, THIS IS A MUST DO! The magnitude of tiny shells is something you really need to see to believe. The shells go on endlessly length-wise & almost back... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Glad we visited shell beach, it is exactly as pictured and described. I am in awe of nature and how much we learnt on this holiday. Great information boards to read - like there are in so many tourist places in WA. The tide was really out when we visited, but we walked out to the water to have a... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very very unique places and lovely beach! We were amazed to see that the beach is made of only shells. The only flip side is that the water is very saline and not suitable for swimming activities

Thank Ruchika_Agrawal
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the distance just a (very) white beach, closer by you'll notice it's all small white shell washed ashore. When travelling to Monkey Mia it's certainly worth visiting, it's very close to the main road.

Thank iWiebe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having never seen a beach like this before and you can practically have it all to yourself. Shells as far as the eye can see and calm water.

Thank COOKIES8Perth
Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Who could conceive a beach made only with shells? We are so used to seeing sand not millions of tiny shells forming a beach. This place is well worth the effort of visiting and when I was there it was being enjoyed by many young folk enjoying a swim in the extra salty water. Nature gives us lots of surprises.

Thank DoreenH7759EQ
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We did not expect anything special when planning to visit this place, and yet we found it really nice and impressive to see so many shells! We ended up staying 1 hour there, it was very relaxing and calm. Definitely worth visiting if you pass on the road!!

Thank Nancithan T
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Never seen anything like this place - you cannot believe the number of cockle shells on the beach. We only stopped en route but definitely worth a visit if in the area.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

This is one of those places that makes you realise how amazing nature is. Kids loved it. Next time we will stay longer and have a swim.

Thank Peter B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Beautiful beach, clear waters what more could you want? Deep,deep layers of tiny fragments cockle shells not sand make up this beach. A sight to behold but wear your sunnies! A must see!

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