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Shelly Beach

Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“water dragons” (32 reviews)
“short walk” (60 reviews)
“marine reserve” (25 reviews)
LOCATION
Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
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"water dragons"
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"short walk"
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"marine reserve"
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"lovely walk"
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"calm waters"
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"le kiosk"
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"tucked away"
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"fairy bower"
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"cabbage tree bay"
in 20 reviews
"boat house"
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"bbq facilities"
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"surf club"
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"lovely spot"
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"clear water"
in 15 reviews
"easy walk"
in 19 reviews
"hidden gem"
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"great for families"
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Reviewed yesterday

Shelly beach is a beautiful spot to walk to from Manly and to grab a bite to eat along the way. It is gray for small kids to have a paddle but teens would find Manly better. Weekend are super crowded so try and go...More

Thank Jacinta V
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach is tucked away just south of Manly beach. The walk from Manly is great for people watching. The snorkeling is very good and there is a good restaurant there as well. Busy during the summer months

Thank Chris B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Shelly Beach is just a couple of hundred meters from the Corso in Manly. It is a beautiful walk from Manly along the beach path. And The Boathouse is an excellent place to eat there. It's a small beach, but swimmers and divers love it....More

Thank nznorm
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy stroll from Manly, beautiful little sheltered beach, a couple of coffe shops for the fix and you can keep scrambling around the cliffs and head up to North Heads.

Thank Andrea W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's a short path that goes there from Manly Beach, past some shops and cafes, although it's very busy on a sunny weekend (including with aggressive cyclists, who aren't even allowed there on weekends). The beach may be busy but it has a lot of...More

Thank mrdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although we visited this beautiful little beach in winter, the walk around the headland and just sitting on the beach is rewarding enough to enjoy a morning there. It has a coup,e of coffee shops on the walk to Shelly Beach if you want to...More

Thank maryan5456
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This really is a locals beach. Horseshoe shaped and facing west. The waters are protected therefore it is a lovely spot for snorkelling or scuba diving. Every early morning you will see a sea of Pink hatted swimmers making their way across to Manly beach....More

Thank bronwynpullinger
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shelly beach, is a small beach. Great spot to do some snorkeling and next to the parkingplace, you can walk up the rock/cliff and see over Manly, that is beautiful and romantic. Not because of the romantic remark, but this spot is not safe with...More

Thank Gitte K
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I swim and snorkel there often and it is a delight. Over the year there are different species of fish to see. Many enthusiasts take photos and post them on the internet so you can see the fish that are there. If you get there...More

Thank GammaRays27
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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Very relaxed and friendly spot for lunch . Enjoy a sea side sculpture walk to this vibrant Restaurant . Lots of tables . Indoors and Outdoors . In full view of the beach and headlands . I little noisy indoors . If you like it...More

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dreamsandfreefalls
7 November 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
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Mary T
12 January 2015|
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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
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