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Address: Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
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Manly Snorkeling Tour and Nature Walk
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Delightful walk from the Corso to Shelley Beach

Delightful private little beach fulfilling a lot of peoples needs in terms of swimming snorkelling and some paddle boarding. The walk from the Corso is delightful and littered... read more

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Delightful private little beach fulfilling a lot of peoples needs in terms of swimming snorkelling and some paddle boarding. The walk from the Corso is delightful and littered with water activities and delightful views . A number of cafes to meander along as well as a well patronised café at Shelley beach. A delightful activity .

Thank SharonWall54
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went for a walk round to Shelly Beach and the nearby headland. It is such a great place for a nice for a walk, quiet swim or even go for a snorkel. It is really nice to see that the area is a marine reserve and has really clean water and obviously the marine life is abundant.

Thank Anita T
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Shelly beach is one of those best kept secret location for snorkeling. The rocks on either side of the beach is where lots of interesting sea creatures dwell. There are turtles, sting rays, cuttle fish, sharks and etc. If you are a strong swimmer, you can swim from Shelly beach to Manly beach. Best find a strong swimmer buddy to... More 

Thank vivian q
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Take a walk along the water and check out this secluded beach. The cove protects it from the surf, so it is a great place to snorkel and to swim, without the rips of Manly Beach. Lots of fish to see. Awesome place but can be crowded.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Being a ocean sanctuary the amount of fish and sealife is astonishing. Easily accessible with no waves and a great cafe there too

Thank Kurt H
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Not to be missed when visiting Manly or the northern beaches. World class snorkeling, swim, sunbathing, etc. and The Boathouse cafe that is adjacent is not to be missed as well for a pre or post-swim icy pole, brekky, or lunch. Shelly is family, pet, and everyone friendly. The scenic stroll from Manly to Shelly is worth the trip alone.... More 

Thank Shaun B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Shelly Beach is about a twenty minute walk from the Manly Ferry Wharf. Between the South Steyne Surf Club and out around Fairy Bower is a Marine Reserve. It is a brilliant place to snorkel and look at the marine life, if the swell is too big then a you can swim at the protected beach. It backs onto the... More 

Thank Chris D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While in Manly - take the scenic route via the coast to Shelly - beautiful and easy to walk. Besides the beach the views are awesome. A good place to get closer to yoiurself! Nature can be awesome

Thank Patrick S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So we were staying in Manly, we rented a house at the north end of Manly and most days me and my family would walk over to Shelly beach. This beach is beautiful and a must see not just if you are in Manly, but if you are in Sydney❤️❤️❤️

Thank Tobyshelley
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shelly Beach takes your breath away. Great beach for all activities. Free gas BBQ's at the back of the beach. Great spot for snorkelling and swimming.

Thank mitzisydney

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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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