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Shelly beach is a lovely walk along the waterside from Manly on a flat tarmacadam path. Along the wall there is a cafe with a choice of tasty eats and drinks. Shelly beach itself is lovely white sand and safe bathing and also an area...More
One of the nicest beaches away from the hustle bustle of Sydney. Worth seeking out this gem. One of those places still pristine and pleasant for a day trip. Take your camera and respect this unspoiled gem.
This is a little inlet off the main beach in Manly. It is quite popular with families as it is quite shallow on entering the water but it does drop off quickly as you go out. Great spot for the snorkelling as there is plenty...More
My daughter and I got up to view the sunrise whilst we were staying st the Sebel on manly and walked out favourite walk to Shelly beach. It’s just a picturesque place. Just beautiful . Without the crowds just the very healthy beautiful people we...More
Because the beach is sheltered from the worst of the waves, except on a North Easterly, Shellly Beach is a safe and therefore popular beach. Sadly on the day we were there, the water was full of a mix of finely mashed seaweed and kelp,...More
Really, really enjoyed this beach. Very family friendly especially with the way the water hits the shore (which is to say, there's very little waves), it's perfect for the little ones. The sand itself was "ok" in the sense that it wasn't the finest, perfect...More
Popular beach with a restaurant and facilities nearby.
Good for snorkeling or Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUPing). Calm waters great for kids.
The only problem is that there is not a lot of shade and the shade that there is is not close to the water....More
Although the beach itself is calm, but if you wonder too far away, you will be in the open ocean where the current can be dangerous. There are venomous sea life as well to be cautious of, best go with a local experienced... More
Although the beach itself is calm, but if you wonder too far away, you will be in the open ocean where the current can be dangerous. There are venomous sea life as well to be cautious of, best go with a local experienced guide. Why take unnecessary chances.
150 people in one group is a lot, I am presuming buses, the car park allows drop it ft but I don't think there is designated bus space. The grassed area would be nice for a large group and the small beach is suitable for... More
150 people in one group is a lot, I am presuming buses, the car park allows drop it ft but I don't think there is designated bus space. The grassed area would be nice for a large group and the small beach is suitable for children.
The Boathouse cafe is large but wouldn't be able to sit you all at once. I would definitely phone them at Moby Dicks at Whale Beach 02 99745440 and discuss the arrangements with the Boathouse Group management. They don't have phones at Shelley Beach!!!!
There is a kiosk for take away coffees etc but again for a group this big I think you would be best to phone and tell them of your visit so they can have sufficient staff,
Enjoy, it is a great spot!
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Sydney next week with my 11 year old son. (11 Replies)
Next week my 11 year old son and I are heading to Sydney for a quick trip from San Francisco. We have have 5 days, but two of those days are arrival/departure. I would greatly appreciate your advise on my itinerary. Should we add any must dos? We want to have full days, but not be overextended. Also, I would greatly appreciate advise on where to eat. We are on a budget. Also, I am a bit confused on all the transportation passes. Any idea on which one would be best for us? Day 1 - flight...More
February 06, 2011|
Response fromAnne M|
Thanks for your response. We are looking for budget dining ($10-$15) pp.
How To Get to Manly From Bangaroo? + Where To Have Lunch? (13 Replies)
We will be cruising, and the ship is scheduled to be docked at Bangaroo/Wharf 5. I know that we will need to take a ferry to Circular Quay, and then, take another ferry from there to Manly. Where is the closest ferry terminal to Bangaroo/Wharf 5 that we use to ferry to Circular Quay? Once in Manly, we plan to take a walk around Manly that takes us through Fairy Bower and along a loop that takes us around the island and returns us to the Wharf in Manly. Can you recommend a nice place to...More
April 17, 2012|
Hi Malibu CA. You could walk over the hill through the city to Circular Quay - it's a little more than one kilometre. If you'd prefer to take the ferry, the nearest public ferry wharf is at Sydney Aquarium - around 800 metres walk away from Barangaroo passenger terminal. The ferry will take you out from Darling Harbour, across to Balmain East and a couple of stops on the northside, then under the Harbour Bridge and into Circular Quay. I'll leave it to the Manly experts to recommend...More
Is it fair? (10 Replies)
I have noticed that some Sydney attractions made their way into 'Activities' section for Sydney on Tripadvisor. And the best of all is that now I can see 'book a tour' button under 'Manly Beach' or 'Shelly Beach'. If I click on 'Manly Beach' for example I can see reviews of travelers relating to the Manly beach itself not to the 'Tour of Manly Beach'. But if I click on the 'book tour' I am transferred to Viatour booking system. Is it fair that travelers reviewed attraction and lifted those...More
February 01, 2015|
Of everything you've written, I'm assuming this is your gripe; >>>now someone taking a benefit of this?<<< Are you a business owner? If so, there is an owners forum where you can discuss such matters with fellow owners. If not, I'm not sure what it is that you are finding unfair. If it's about commercial linking to a booking company, it is TA's site and their prerogative.