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. By using our Manly journey builder tool, you can arrange your visit to Shelly Beach and other attractions in Manly.
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Manly and Shelly Beach Snorkeling Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $175
Duration: 2 hours
Shelly Beach reviews
Parking is a bit challenging, but the walk to the headland provides some nice views. The beach is ok for some first-time visitors, coffee is good, the public toilets are always spotless, snorkelling.... more »
quieter than manly beach and the water is very calm there. beach is sheltered and there is a cafe there also more »
Great alternative option to Manly Beach. There's a nice walk from Manly centre, along which you can see Water Dragons. There's also a good restaurant there. Can get busy on a hot day...
It Was Great Me And some other boys built a couch out of sand!
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