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Shelly Beach

Shelly Beach

Shelly Beach is a scenic beach located in Manly, a popular suburb in Sydney, close to Fairy Bower and North Head. This makes it an ideal holidaying spot for beach-goers looking for some tranquillity.

Shelly Beach stretches for about 100 metres – that is 100 metres of pristine sands and sweeping views.

Shelly Beach Manly, Restaurant, Accommodation, Parking & Snorkeling

One of its most popular features is its north-facing embayment that is inclusive of tiny twin beaches. The embayment, known as Cabbage Tree Bay, is a protected marine area. For this reason, the bay is a ‘no-take’ reserve, meaning that it is prohibited to take any of the creatures at this beach.

This bay area is a perfect place to go scuba diving and snorkelling. The beach’s shallow depth makes it ideal for those looking to learn either, with excellent visibility and a great biodiversity of marine species.

For beach-goers who would instead enjoy a beach walk, Shelly Beach does not disappoint if its spectacular views are anything to go by. Take on the bush track which takes on the headland and rewards visitors with such magnificent views. Or enjoy a sunbake and wait till dusk to watch the last of the sun’s rays before it sets creating a golden splash of orange hues on the evening sky.

It is interesting to note that the beach is popular with Sydney’s Brazilian community, and this means that on a good day, visitors can get a small glimpse of the community’s culture. Beachgoers sway and dance to the pulsating music and the rhythmic drumbeats that rent the air for a truly magical experience.

Shelly Beach has some amenities that include showers, toilets and a kiosk. This beach experience is incomplete without enjoying a BBQ, so use either of the two free electric BBQs. Look out for Le Kiosk, a restaurant that serves up delicious meals. Paid parking is available at the beach too.

Shelly Beach is half an hour away from the Sydney CBD, and just five minutes from Manly. Click on the link below to find quality accommodation options near Shelly Beach.

Address
Bower St
Manly, NSW

Opening Hours
24 Hours

Phone Number
1300 434 434

Email Address
council@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au

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