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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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  • This beach is accessible from Manly along a nice coastal path. The walk is very popular on weekends but I jogged down there on a Monday morning and it was far less crowded. It's a nice sheltered cove ...  more »
  • Lovely walk to this calm beach. We walked around when there were stingers in the surf for a swim. Great cafe, restaurant at the beach.  more »
  • Shelly Beach is perfect for snorkelling and easily accessible along a coastal path. There are public toilets and showers.  more »