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Shelly Beach

Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
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“water dragons” (28 reviews)
“short walk” (58 reviews)
“marine reserve” (23 reviews)
Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This area is beautiful because it’s a marine reserve. The beach is nice and the water is calm but can be very busy on the weekend. It gets better when you snorkel in the water! We saw a couple massive blue groper, many smaller and...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago

I love the whole experience of spending time at Shelly Beach. Parking at the southern end of Manly. Enjoy the sights of the brief, 5 - 10 min walk there, which include lizards, spectacular homes, sweet little metal sculptures, people-watching. Dive into the tranquil waters...More

Thank luckiestwomanalive
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked around to Shelly beach from our hotel opposite Manly beach due to having 3 young grandaughters. They happily played both in the water and sand for several hours

Thank lorraineinaus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic place to visit for the beach. Walked along the sea front from Manly and found a lovely little cafe for a spot of lunch. Sea front swimming pool for the kids is great. Good for the adults too. Very enjoyable day must...More

Thank bux58
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely stunning walk from the main Manly Beach along the shore where there are cafes, shop, wonderful swimming and beach as well as the local wildlife (giant lizards) sunning themselves on the rocks.

Thank TartanTeddyBear
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous, small beach away from the busy and strong currents of Manly beach...definitely worth the gorgeous walk there - and grab a drink at The Boathouse while you're there!

Thank rosymay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely fantastic...lovely stroll along sea shore past cafe, fabulous gift shop, wonderful swimming holes...water dragons sunning themselves on rocks. Shelley beach is a little piece of paradise. Wonderful restaurant & ice cream shop. Don't miss visiting

Thank Jenny D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a short walk from the ferry and is a great little beach especially for little children. It is a little out of the way and you can walk further on as well and get a good view from the hill. As others have...More

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great beach only a short walk off the main drag from Manly. Great views on the way where you can usually see lots of water dragons. Once there enjoy beach and the crystal clear calm water or go for a walk up the path behind...More

Thank Mcj_1976
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Probably one of our favourite beaches. Great for small children although not much natural shade on the beach itself.

Thank djwhisky
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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
Mary T
12 January 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