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Shelly Beach, Sydney
(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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  • Shelley beach is about a 15 minute seafront walk from Manley beach and is situated in a small bay with a small park behind the beach and a very nice eatery close by. Very popular families with very yo...  more »
  • Manly had all the no swimming warnings up so, spotting a small beach in the distance, we strolled along the boardwalk to the right. Fabulous little spot with great seafood restaurant hidden away too. ...  more »
  • Following the recent merger of a number of local authorities car parking at Shelly Beach is now free to local residents so make sure to travel there in a vehicle registered to a local resident and you...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Its beautiful here! A real paradise in my eyes.
  • 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.
  • Awesome beach! Clear water, good for diving and beautiful views