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“Has it all. Great snorkelling. Beautiful walk. Excellent cafe.”
Review of Shelly Beach

Shelly Beach
Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Manly
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed December 8, 2014

SHely beach is one of my favourite places for a weekday outing. The snorkelling is beautiful. Join the Bold & Beauitful swim club at dawn each morning to swim from Manly to Shelly and back and take in the sea life along the way.

Stroll to Shelly and look out for Fairy Penguins and the occasional dolphin or whale.

The Boatshed Cafe is a must visit as is The Bower Cafe at Fairy Bower.

Thank Samhainn22
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Reviewed December 7, 2014

Tiny beach just a beautiful walk from Manly, this beach is a snorkelers heaven! Just below the surface you can see a wide variety of fish and plants here. We did the scuba and at just 3-4 mts we were able to spot a lot of fish. Quiet beach for bbq with friends and just relax.

Thank Punit29
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Reviewed December 6, 2014

Paradise. Swim with dolphins, baby dusky whalers (non-threatening sharks), giant cuttlefish, all manner of fish and sea life. Clean protected waters. Superb for snorkelling and scuba diving. Safe for kids. Spectacularly beautiful setting. Great views. Free BBQ facilities. The walk between Manly Beach and Shelly Beach around Cabbage Tree Bay, is divine. Dozens of water dragon lizards. Sculptures. A couple of good little cafes/restaurants. Happy people. Perfect.

2  Thank DevonMcSchnitzel
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Reviewed December 6, 2014

Amazing place, amazing view.
This beach and area around are stunning and worth to visit!
Great to walk by the rocks, by the beach and green area around! A must to go!

Thank Sandro B
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Reviewed December 5, 2014

We arrived there quite randomly after a walk and we fond the cutest little spot ever, full of people that were enjoying a nice evening, putting lights and music, performing arts like flamed sticks and diabolo, that was like an improvised party on the beach, where everyone joined and spent good time together, that to do!

Thank Siestica
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