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Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The walk to this beach is around 1.2 km from the main ferry port. There are many shops and stops along the way to eat and shop. There is also a man made pool to swim in along the coast. The beach itself is made...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely walk here from Manly, look out for the discs on the wall as you go. Nice little shop half way round, worth a rekkie. Shelly Beach itself is always very busy, popular for snorkelling and swimming. Couple of cafes nearby are just ok.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank GillO190
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just an awesome place to go. Safe swimming, amazing snorkelling and great walk from Manly. Should be up there on no 1 or 2 on vist to Manly.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank cptcymru
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked to this beach a number of times durin our stay in Manly recently. Fantastic beach with great scenery, beautiful location all around for families and all ages

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Baylovers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tides were too strong at Manly, but we were able to swim here. The beach is s little crushed Shelly, LOL, but doesn’t hurt your feet. They have a shower to rinse off after swimming and wash/changing facilities close by.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kdrgcc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely walk along Cabbage Bay to the restaurant at Shelly Beach. Lovely way to spend an afternoon.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ltweed
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Shelley beach is a nice place, there is a good walking way and a nice coffee shop. But there are more beautiful beaches so I give only three stars.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank h_lyas281
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went swimming off Shelly Beach until a bloom of algae prevented us from returning on our last day in Manly. The beach is lovely and popular with swimmers of all abilities because there are no waves. It is not patrolled

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 215BruceR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Relax, unwind, meditate and walk through beach front wildlife. Lizards will greet you along the way in peak summer season!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank hallowedair
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shelly Beach is at the end of a lovely walk to the south end of Manly beach. Stroll along the promenade and enjoy the artifacts in the rocks as you approach Fairy Bower. The beach is pristine and an ideal place to snorkel. Go on...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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11 September 2018|
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Response from bronnietrips | Reviewed this property |
The food is overrated and expensive
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
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