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Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Easily the best looking beach in the Sydney vicinity (and the other beaches ain’t exactly no slouches either). Surrounded by stunning house and villas, just enough away from the main areas to be relatively busy but no completely overrun, it’s the perfect place to relax...More

Thank jacknaven
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place in Manly, beautiful beach, grass, bbq area and a bar/restaurant close to the beach. Great for all the ages.

Thank Healer_Massage
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beach located in Manly is a beautiful part of the world. Walk the beachfront path around to this beautiful beach from Manly Surf Club & grab a coffee along the way. If you’re visiting Manly then this beach is a must visit.

Thank Adam L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shelly Beach is a nice secluded bay at the southern end of Manly. Very family friendly with small waves mostly. There's a few nice cafes along the pathe so you can take in the scenery.

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quieter than the main beach. You can relax and be away from the crowds. It was a little cold so we didn’t swim. There were a few people in the water. Worth walking to.

Thank Mishka01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located a mile away from Manly Beach, you should definitively head to this smaller, quieter beach via the coastal walkway. Some public electric barbecues are freely available and we enjoyed our lunch there. The water is quiet and despite the low temperature we saw a...More

Thank Magicpotatoes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this beach as a solo traveller. It is a tucked away cove with a mix of shingle and sand. The water is mostly calm, very clear and is a great place to snorkel. Beach barbecues are available for use free of charge but...More

Thank Judy W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely sandy beach cove, very good Cafe/restaurant, we didn’t eat here but all food looked good and other customers said so. We had a juice drink and smoothie which were both very fresh and delicious. Worth a visit, and would go back

Thank Maria D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staying in Manly definitely worth walking around to Shelley beach. Gorgeous spot & can we protected depending on wind direction. Calm swimming spot with no waves the days we visited. Suit older people not keen on swimming in surf or small kids . Really lovely...More

Thank angelafW5477OL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with my husband for a nice cozy Sunday. It’s a small but peaceful beach. The sea is clean. Can’t wait to go again for summer.

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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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10 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