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Shelly Beach, Sydney

Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.7/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web
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 Sydney, use our Sydney vacation trip planner.
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  • A short level stroll from the main beach leads to this very pretty smaller beach. There was a popular restaurant there which was very busy with customers and a number of BBQ facilities. A really lovel...  read more »
  • It's a small beach, close to Many beach . Great vegetation and amazing water color, if you like walk and beautiful views, it's great 
  • You can actually swim from Manly to Shelly beach. It's a decent length swim so you need to be comfortable with mid-distance swimming. But if you are, it's fantastic. 
  • Bbq area and a quiet beach. Doesnt get heavy surf. A really lovely place.
  • Great family friendly beach. Tip: join the Bold & Beautiful swim from Manly to Shelly beach at 7am everyday.
  • One of the best beaches in Sydney. The only west facing beach on the east coast of Australia giving it protection from winds. Great for snorkeling and diving.
  • Lovely little beach along a beautiful stretch of the coast easily accessible from the city.
  • Stunning beach, amazing place to go snorkelling, really nice walk to get there
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