This little beach, a short walk from the southern end of the world famous ” Manly beach” is a personal Sydney favourite.
Its takes only 20 minutes to walk along the coastal path through Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve past a lovely little cafe along the way at Fairy Bower and then on to Shelly Beach. Keep your eye out for the Eastern Water Dragons sunning themselves along the path.
There is a fantastic cafe/restaurant (“The Boathouse”) at Shelly Beach.
This is one of Sydney’s real local gems and not to be missed. A visit to Shelly Beach is included in our Essential Sydney and Harbour & Beaches Tours.