Shelly Beach Manly Australia
Shelly Beach in Manly Australia is one of the most spectacular small coves along Sydney’s east coast.
Shelly Beach forms part of Cabbage Tree Bay, a protected marine reserve which lies adjacent to North Head and Fairy Bower.
Cradled by a headland, Shelly Beach is the only west facing beach on the eastern coast of Australia, and offers great views of back to Manly Beach itself and provides the perfect environment for snorkeling, beach bbq and simply relaxing.
With a maximum depth of approximately 12 metres, Shelly Beach has become popular with Scuba Divers and Snorkelers alike with a large variety of marine life which can seen in relatively shallow water.
Shelly Beach is located in Manly – at the southern end of the stretch of beaches along Manly. From the centre of Manly a leisurely walk along the seaside esplanade will take between 10-20mins to Shelly Beach…depending on exactly how leisurely you would like to make it! Click here to view the Manly Map.
- Protected marine reserve as it is a part of Cabbage Tree Bay
- Fantastic scuba diving and snorkeling
- the only west facing beach on the eastern coast of Australia
- protected by the ocean swell that lies on the right hand side of the beach
- bush track offering spectacular views of the northern beaches and north head
- The western piont of the beach is a famous surf break known as “The Bower” which offers one of the most shallow breaking waves in Sydney.
- 2 free electric barbecues
- parking (fees apply – AUD$8 per hour)
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