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Shelly Beach

Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
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“water dragons” (28 reviews)
“short walk” (58 reviews)
“marine reserve” (23 reviews)
Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The walk from Manly Beach to Shelly Beach is a must do. If you have never been to the Riviera this is Australia's answer to it. Very scenic and a small beach with tiny waves

Thank Dianalouise49
Reviewed yesterday

Great for families, this beach is great to escape heavy swell on the main Manly beaches. European feel and a great restaurant available on the beach.

Thank Bill515515
Reviewed yesterday

Very crowded on a sunny afternoon, but a great spot to get wet and snorkel out into the marine reserve. Numerous fish including wobbegong and dusky sharks (small), blue groper and many other varieties.

Thank bwl55
Reviewed yesterday

I have been coming to Shelly beach during the past 40 years. It is a fantastic surf spot when the waves are pumping at Fairy Bower on the point and it is a great picnic spot for families when its not. Very protected from the...More

Thank Mic M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This area is beautiful because it’s a marine reserve. The beach is nice and the water is calm but can be very busy on the weekend. It gets better when you snorkel in the water! We saw a couple massive blue groper, many smaller and...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago

I love the whole experience of spending time at Shelly Beach. Parking at the southern end of Manly. Enjoy the sights of the brief, 5 - 10 min walk there, which include lizards, spectacular homes, sweet little metal sculptures, people-watching. Dive into the tranquil waters...More

Thank luckiestwomanalive
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked around to Shelly beach from our hotel opposite Manly beach due to having 3 young grandaughters. They happily played both in the water and sand for several hours

1  Thank lorraineinaus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic place to visit for the beach. Walked along the sea front from Manly and found a lovely little cafe for a spot of lunch. Sea front swimming pool for the kids is great. Good for the adults too. Very enjoyable day must...More

Thank bux58
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely stunning walk from the main Manly Beach along the shore where there are cafes, shop, wonderful swimming and beach as well as the local wildlife (giant lizards) sunning themselves on the rocks.

Thank TartanTeddyBear
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous, small beach away from the busy and strong currents of Manly beach...definitely worth the gorgeous walk there - and grab a drink at The Boathouse while you're there!

Thank rosymay
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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