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Address: Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
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Manly Self-Guided Bike Tour
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The Beach

On of the best beaches that I have been to. Water is a bit cold for me but it's as warm as it gets here I was told. Water is calm and clear, snorkeling or paddle boarding good.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

On of the best beaches that I have been to. Water is a bit cold for me but it's as warm as it gets here I was told. Water is calm and clear, snorkeling or paddle boarding good.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An easy stroll along a sealed wide pathway from manly, Shelley offers great views to the North towards Long Reef, safe swimming and great picnic and BBQ facilities as well as a wide variety of eating options from take-away to fine dining from le Kiosk.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Whenever we stay at Manly we love to walk around to Shelly Beach - early morning before breakfast, during the day for a relaxing swim in the calm waters of Shelly Beach or in the evening for a refreshing walk before bed! Or sometimes all three!

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've never been to Shelly beach despite a few trips to manly! It's so lovely the walk along the coast is lovely from Manly beach. The rocks require pebbles - and there's no surf to speak of - which is just what the doctor ordered when the afternoon winds kick up close the beach! (Which is what happened to us!).... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The walk from Manly to Shelley Beach is a well worn one and busy with plenty of people promenading, chatting or enjoying one of the cafes. It's a pleasant stroll and offers access to bathing and sunbathing spots as well as quirky artwork set into the rocks along the way. Shelley Beach is a sandy cove and a relatively small... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed Shelly Beach. The waves don't get much rougher than a lake and its a lot less crowded than Manly. However, it is a walk to get out there. The walk is a nice footpath that isn't hard to do. To get to the water you have to walk on crushed shells but it isn't painful at all.

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Manly, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great walk around the head land, awesome food such a great spot had so many good days / nights at Shelly

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying in Manly and it's a great walk to Shelly Beach. It's a quiet little location, as most of the action is on Manly beach 'proper' A great place for breakfast, a great place for children to swim. A great place for all ages.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loves the walk to Shelly beach had a great coffee at The Boathouse. It was raining but did not matter.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shelly Beach is a great secluded beach that you would easily be forgiven for thinking that the sand, cafe & clear water was the extent of what was there, but it's just the beginning. Under the surface of the water is a great marine reserve. You'll need a face mask, snorkel and find to enjoy the marine life and weedy... More 

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Manly
A 40-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay will take you to the famous northern beach of Manly. The beaches here are perfect for learning to surf or spending the day sun-tanning. The walk from Spit Bridge to Manly is a great way to experience Sydney Harbor Bay and the Australian bush land. Along the foreshore, there are plenty of watering holes and wine bars with excellent cuisine. There are plenty of kid-friendly restaurants as well, especially along the family-oriented areas like Shelly Beach. An excellent way to experience Manly is to rent a bike and explore the dedicated bike paths and off road trails. The North Head National Park is another must-see. Located on the southern tip of Manly, North Head National Park offers great bushwalks and panoramic views of the city.
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