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Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went on a snorkeling tour with EcoTreasures at Shelly Beach. I was told it would be too cold in September, but I was hopeful the wetsuit would help. Unfortunately, I was so cold that I came back early which caused a hassle for our...More

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So 10,000 miles and it was as good as we remembered- worth the travel - first chill stop on our holiday in Australia to R n R and recover before heading North to see Rambo

Thank melncol
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Different from other huge beaches in Sydney , Shelly is very quiet and nice. There is a nice restaurant and the water is calm and warm protected by the coast. Maybe not the most famous but one of the most charming

Thank EugenioCazzaniga
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are ever in Manly take the walk round to Shelly. Whether you are swimming, sunbathing, people-watching or swimming its such a great part of the world

Thank bexandy
Reviewed 1 week ago

This little beach is a lovely walk from Manly Beach. The minute you get there you can see why it is called Shelly Beach. If you're an Interesting Fact lover, this beach is the only Westward facing beach on the Eastern Seaboard. We visited in...More

Thank JazznBlues2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kids and I went rock hopping all around here and had a ball. Some good sites, a nice cafe on the beach, climbing trees. Plenty to occupy two young boys, even on a cool day

Thank dave_asaa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little pub and a small only great little beach great sunshine great food great atmosphere fantastic little place you need to come here

Thank Warren P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorgeous peaceful place!! Fantastic for families and couples alike. 2nd time here and like the 1st didn’t want to leave.

Thank Keith J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this small beach for hanging out. On a weekday afternoon in winter it was sunny pleasant and not crowded. Easy parking, a great cafe facing the water, a lovely path to walk along the water or a bush walking trail along the cliffs...More

Thank AlastairCookieNYC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walk along the waters edge to Shelly Beach, lots to see along the way. Even a coffee shop shop if that's what you like. Big natural rock on one side of the track & the ocean on the other. The walk is flat and...More

Thank markJ3584AP
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A 40-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay will take
you to the famous northern beach of Manly. The beaches
here are perfect for learning to surf or spending the
day sun-tanning. The walk from Spit Bridge to Manly is
a great way to experience Sydney Harbour Bay and the
Australian bush land. Along the foreshore, there are
plenty of watering holes and wine bars with excellent
cuisine. There are plenty of kid-friendly restaurants
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11 September 2018|
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Response from bronwynpullinger | 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
Mary T
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