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Shelly Beach, Manly

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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. To visit Shelly Beach and other attractions in Manly, use our Manly vacation trip planner.
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  • Beautiful quiet beach, easy walk from Manly with great little cafes on the way. Plenty of fish about also. 
  • A sheltered bay is a perfect way to explore the sealife that abounds in this cove, safe bathing and nice beach. 
  • This was my first visit to Shelly Beach. On a recent stay to Manly we decided to take a coast walk to a little beach we could see off in the distance. A flat pleasant walk along the path on the oceans...  more »