Shelly Beach, Manly

4.6
#1 of 152 in Outdoors in Greater Sydney
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 .
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  • By far one of my favourite beaches in Manly, AUS. Great running route around the beach park too. Would recommend.  more »
  • This is the 3rd time I’ve done the walk from Manly to Shelly Beach now over the past 10 years and it never gets old. It’s a gorgeous walk with pretty views of the ocean and beaches as well as corals a...  more »
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  • 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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