A bit about Shelly Beach…
Shelly Beach is protected from the ocean swell by the reef that lies on the right hand side of the beach (when facing the ocean) and faces west, one if not the only west facing beach in Sydney.
Catch some rays, toss a ball, swim, snorkel, scuba dive in the marine sanctuary, or maybe surf in the calm break around the corner (note: this beach is protected from the surf).
How do I get there?
Shelly Beach can be reached in a number of ways:
By foot, come to Many Beach from the Corso, and go right, follow the path around the ocean reserve. By car, limited parking is available next to the park, but free parking is available on the streets between this beach and Manly.
Facilities include two free electric barbecues (we will try and snag one), showers, toilets and a kiosk selling meals, drinks and ice cream. There is also a separate restaurant on the beach called Le Kiosk, but charges for the privilege of dining this close to the beach.
There is a bush track around the headland offering spectacular views of the Northern Beaches and North Head. The facilities also include local parking at the rate of $8.00 an hour.