Shelly Beach

Located in Manly, Australia, the Shelly Beach is a part of the Cabbage Tree Bay. Protected from the ocean waves by a reef on its right side, the beach is popular for scuba diving, snorkelling, and also for family picnics.

On the beach

Facilities there include:

  • two free electric barbecues
  • public toilets & showers
  • kiosks serving food and drinks

More formal dining options can be accessed on the beach at a restaurant named Le Kiosk.

Getting there

Shelly Beach can be reached by car from Sydney (90 min ride) and from Newcastle (80 min ride), while parking costs eight dollars per hour.

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Hotels near the beach

The Shelly Beach Resort is an affordable accommodation option located directly off the Shelly Beach. It offers air-conditioned villas, swimming pool, free Wi-Fi, Spa and children’s playground. Some other hotels and holiday apartments located near the beach are:

  • Q Station Sydney Harbour National Park Hotel
  • Peninsula Holiday Apartments Manly
  • Nautica Holiday Apartments Manly
  • Waterside Holiday Apartments
  • Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel


  • Lifeguard
  • Toilets
  • Car Parking
  • Watersports
  • Showers

Beach on the map

Manly, New South Wales, Australia