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Shelly Beach

Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
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Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do the walk from manly to shelly beach and grab a coffe along the way on a sunny day...its such a lovely walk by the sea. You can also grab a nice lunch beachside.😎😁

Thank walkthetalkthewalk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked from Manly to Shelly Beach, it was actually very busy on a Sunday afternoon, crowded in fact but it was very pleasant.

Thank Leanne M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I brought my elderly parents over to Manly today on the ferry from the city and after grabbing some take away fish and chips and people watching facing the ocean, walked around to Shelley Beach for a great coffee, toilet stop and some exercise! The...More

Thank Linda A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful place to visit. Walk from Manly via Fairy Bower to Shelly Beach. Then continue on up to North Head. My favourite part of Sydney.

Thank Mighty_Wollemi
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful sheltered beach close to cafe . Calm waters for granddaughter to swim in . Good walk from main beach and not at all crowded.

Thank Agmsoton
Reviewed August 17, 2017

Fabulous place & food will return pricey but worth it.Manly is such a wonderful destination for world travellers better than Darling Harbour so beautiful

Thank hughuk2017
Reviewed August 16, 2017

Anytime of the year the walk from Manly to Shelley is fabulous and relaxing. Once at the beach, the water is refreshing, clean & clear with plenty of sea life for snorkeling. It normally gets quiet deep quickly, so those will little ones should watch...More

Thank Kim T
Reviewed August 14, 2017

I had a lovely walk to Shelley Beach today with my family.We had lunch at the newly renovated Shelley Beach Kiosk, it was great. This place is ideal for children to play on the sand.

Thank Lynda G
Reviewed August 13, 2017

Once you arrive with the ferry just take a nice walk along the water. I was happy seeing a big lizard on my way there. The water is clear and refreshing and you can even snorkel there.

Thank jen112017
Reviewed August 12, 2017

This is a very popular walk and if you are visiting Manly - its a lovely walk along the ocean and than we get to Shelly Beach where there is a great cafe called The boathouse. Must tell it is very busy on the weekend.

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November 7, 2016|
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Response from vivian q | Reviewed this property |
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
Mary T
January 12, 2015|
Response from Rochelle12452 |
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