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 get the most from your holiday in Manly, create itinerary details personal to you using our Manly journey builder tool .
Tours to Shelly Beach
Private Group Tour: Sydney in One Day including Sydney Habour, The Royal Botanic Gardens, The Rocks and Manly Beach BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $200
Duration: 7 hours
Manly Self-Guided Bike Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $27
Duration: 1 day
Shelly Beach Reviews
Great little beach at the end of a nice walking path frrom Manly. Great snorkeling and some nice restaurants in close proximity. more »
We walked from North point to Shelly Beach. Beautiful walk about 45 minutes. Charming little beach - still has a 1940s flare to it. Highly recommend you take the time to see this quaint little area an... 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!
Places to stay near Shelly Beach
Plan your trip to Manly
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
View all >
Side trips from Manly
Hidden gems in Manly
Kid-friendly things to do in Manly
Historic Sites in Manly
Plans to Shelly Beach by other users
9 days in Sydney & Perth BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 55 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM NAMIBIA October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 37 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES October, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 22 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE August, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium