Shelly Beach, Manly

#1 of 34 in Beaches in Greater Sydney
Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
Shelly Beach is the only west-facing beach on Australia's eastern coast. These waters, part of a protected marine reserve, are filled with a variety of sea life, including species of the eastern blue groper, weedy sea dragon, gloomy octopus, and little penguin. Clear shallow waters lapping this beach make it a popular spot for scuba divers and snorkelers. A haven for sun seekers, this coastline is sheltered from the ocean swell by a reef that faces west. For refreshments, drop by Le Kiosk, a small beach restaurant selling light seafood meals, cold drinks, ice cream, and coffee. By using our Manly journey builder tool, you can arrange your visit to Shelly Beach and other attractions in Manly.
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  • Pretty sheltered beach great for families, couples, solo swimmers. Excellent snorkelling. Parking can be an issue.  more »
  • Nice bay / beach a bit quieter than the main manly beach. Easy access from the road but not easy to get parking unless you arrive really early. Great Cafe/ Bar right on the beach as well which is a...  more »
  • Great alternative option to Manly Beach. There's a nice walk from Manly centre, along which you can see Water Dragons. There's also a good restaurant there. Can get busy on a hot day...
  • It Was Great Me And some other boys built a couch out of sand!

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