Shelley Beach is situated around the corner from Manly Beach. Access is from Bower St, or take a beautiful stroll from Manly Beach past Fairy Bower (perfect for snorkelling), all the way to Shelley. This gorgeous beach boasts of beautifully clear, calm, turquoise waters, surrounded by lush palm trees. If you’re hoping for a holiday on a tropical island but can’t quite afford it, head to Shelley Beach!
The Boat House Cafe is located right on the beach, so you can even grab yourself a coconut and sunbake without a care in the world!
If you fancy a little adventure, head up to the Shelley Beach carpark and walk up towards the street. On your left, you will find some stairs which will take you on a little bush walk up around the cliff tops. If you’re lucky, you might even see some whales or dolphins!
ACCESS: Via Manly Beach boardwalk, or from the carpark at Bower St
PARKING: Paid council parking or free street parking
SURFING: On a good day you can paddle out to Winki Pop / Fairy Bower around the corner (expert surfers only as it is a break which heads straight for the rocks unless you turn in time!)
- Rocks to climb around and plenty of incredible lookouts
- Water is beautiful and calm
- The Boat House Cafe
- Can be crowded