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Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Once you get to Manly Beach, do walk over to the Ocean side of town, turn right and follow the path heading south for about 20 mins and you will come to this quaint little beach. The day we were there, we saw children taking...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Claudetteth
Reviewed 1 week ago

We started our snorkel from Shelly Beach. The under water eco system was abundant with beautiful sea grasses and a variety of fish. Visibility was excellent and the water was calm. The highlights was seeing 3 Blue Gropers ! We snorkelled for a good 1.5...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FarAway786205
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went snorkelling here with my son and grand daughter - was a bit choppy and cool, but there was plenty of variety amongst the fish.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank faysie2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great for swimming and snorkelling in the clear water. Gentle surf and good views back towards Manly surf beach. There is a good walk around the sea shore from the Manly Surf Life Saving club house to the beach.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Keith T
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Pristine area. We walked from the Q Station, through the bush land and entered into the upper car park. We then walked to Manly and Queenscliffe by the water. There are coffee shops and eateries along the way.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank warners1
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Very busy being a Saturday morning. Service level and quality of food was Excellent. Wifey had scones and I had poached eggs and bacon. Yummy all round.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank christX3134BI
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

As a local we often visit Shelly beach. You can access the beach by walking past Manly Surf Club and around along the path. I highly recommend this - it’s a nice walk with spectacular views of the beaches. If you prefer not to walk...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank selinah
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Just a possibly 15-20min walk from Manly beach itself, it is a lovely beach tucked away, but filled with people because it is simply a stunning beach with a stunning view. Many eateries nearby and toilet facilities. Nice place for the kids and for relaxation....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Emmanuel N
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Smaller than Manly but more beautiful! Have a look there ! Usually less people than Manly. You have a restaurant/ bar as well in front of the beach

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Monc c
Reviewed 23 October 2018

the only beach facing west but still getting a bit of surf sometimes and plenty of the point. great place to watch sunsets from

Date of experience: October 2018
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10 September 2018|
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Response from bronwynpullinger | Reviewed this property |
The food is overrated and expensive
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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