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Shelly Beach

Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
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Manly Snorkeling Tour and Nature Walk
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“great beach” (27 reviews)
Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia

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Reviewed May 19, 2016

Shelly Beach is a beautiful secluded beach a short walk from Manly Surf Beach along a coast track that has amazing scenery. The beach/bay itself is an aquatic marine reserve so the snorkelling hear is unexpectedly great for such an urban area. Take a picnic...More

Thank Sher H
Reviewed May 17, 2016

I love this place. Hardly ever see a wave break. Heaps and heaps of fish. Great spot for snorkelling and to learn to dive. If you're lucky you might even catch a glimpse of a shark

Thank Mrsheephead1986
Reviewed May 17, 2016

Shelley Beach is great beach for kids as is sheltered. Along path where rocks are is great for snorkelling as coral & fish are plentiful. Boathouse restaurant is nearby & another cafe further up path.

Thank Kay C
Reviewed May 12, 2016

Such a beautiful little area! if you are visiting the northern beaches/Manly you MUST walk to shelly beach! in the summer you can catch whale/dolphins in the bay and it has a yummy restaurant there too! only advice is be careful at night as it...More

Thank Aussie_Blonde_Abroad
Reviewed May 8, 2016

Great Aussie beach for snorkeling. the beach is beautiful, especially when you come on the good weather.

Thank StephenAndelo
Reviewed May 3, 2016

take the Manly Ferry to Manly beach, walk to Shelly beach , hang out, go for a Snorkel , its a beautiful walk and beach

Thank Bunkinator
Reviewed April 25, 2016

I just love going to the beach and Shelly Beach is a smaller, more quiet beach just close to Manly. What a pity I did not swim at Shelly, I should have brought my swimwear along to enjoy it.

Thank Quack H
Reviewed April 25, 2016

Shelly beach may be the most unique looking beach I've seen in Australia. I love visiting Shelly beach, great spot to relax in the sun.

Thank 887jayf
Reviewed April 25, 2016

Great beach for snorkeling and swimming. Has a nice little restaurant right next to the beach if you want food and full bar service.

Thank finatik
Reviewed April 25, 2016

if you wanna go out the sea, that's the place for it. it has the best place to snorkeling and just enjoy the great ocean!

Thank hilit-kranenburg
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Is it advisable for me to go snorkelling for the first time at Shelly Beach, without an experienced guide? There's a snorkel tour but it costs close to $70 for a couple of hours. I was wondering if I could just get my own snorkel gear from Kmart, then walk down to the beach and try it out in shallow waters before moving into deeper water?
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
Is it suitable for a church group of up to 150, can we drive there and is there parking.
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