Shelly Beach, Manly

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#1 of 38 in Beaches in Greater Sydney
Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
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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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  • Surrounded by indigenous bush and palm trees with stylish restaurants ready to serve, this is beautiful beach! The seawater laps in so dont expect large waves - although you can see surfers in the... 
    Surrounded by indigenous bush and palm trees with stylish restaurants ready to serve, this is beautiful beach! The seawater laps in so dont expect large waves - although you can see surfers in the...  more »
  • Great location. Water crystal clear, amazing fish. Beautiful. Cafe close by and lots of shelter and shade. 
    Great location. Water crystal clear, amazing fish. Beautiful. Cafe close by and lots of shelter and shade.  more »
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  • Absolutely beautiful, much nicer than manly.
  • Nice place for snorkelling and spend some good weekends.

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