Is it safe to go to Shelly Beach?

Shelly is an exposed rip-dominated beach, so stay in the south in the patrolled area. Blue Lagoon in contrast is a relatively quiet beach under normal conditions, and is patrolled by lifesavers from Shelly Beach.

Are there sharks at Shelly Beach?

You can expect to see friendly Eastern Blue Groper, Wobbegong sharks resting beneath ledges, Stingaree, Fiddler Rays, Flounder, Flathead, Gulf Catfish, Goatfish, Old Wives, Port Jackson Sharks (winter months), Numbrays, a submerged motorbike and much, much more. Shelly Beach also makes for an excellent night dive.

How many Shelly beaches are in Australia?

Shelly Beach shares its name with 50 other beaches in Australia, but it is truly one of a kind. Shelly is located halfway between Sydney and the Queensland border, offering a refreshing break for many road-trippers.

How far is Manly to Shelly Beach?

‘Bold & Beautiful’ is an informal group who meet out the front of Manly Life Saving Club and swim at 7am, 7 days a week from Manly to Shelly Beach and back. A 750m swim each way, hence 1.5km swim return !

Is Shelly Beach polluted?

Shelly Beach (Manly) Pollution is unlikely. Enjoy your swim! Patrol information: This beach is not patrolled. Water quality is suitable for swimming for most of the time, but due to the presence of several potential sources of faecal contamination, swimming should be avoided following rainfall.

Is Shelly Beach a good place to live?

This hidden Gem of a suburb is definitely my favourite suburb north of Sydney, unlike terrigal this suburb isn’t full of uptight morons yet it’s full of friendly surfers. Shelly Beach has experienced a great deal of change over the years going from a suburb full of fibro shacks to now being full of modernised housing.

Is Manly beach safe from sharks?

Be aware that sharks may be present between sandbars or near steep drop offs. Avoid swimming in canals, and swimming or surfing in river/harbour mouths. Avoid having pets in the water with you.

What is the nicest beach in Australia?

12 Best Beaches in Australia

  • Cable Beach, Western Australia.
  • Noosa Main Beach, Queensland.
  • Twilight Beach, Western Australia.
  • Hyams Beach, New South Wales.
  • Lucky Bay, Western Australia.
  • Vivonne Bay, South Australia. Vivonne Bay, South Australia.
  • Surfers Paradise Beach. Surfers Paradise Beach.
  • Bondi Beach. Bondi Beach.

What beach has the clearest water Australia?

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays. This amazing beach comes in at number one. The pristine sand stretches over seven kilometres of Whitsunday Island, smack bang in the middle of the Whitsundays, with crystal-clear waters perfect for snorkelling. It’s the most photographed beach in Australia according to Tourism Whitsundays …

How long does it take to swim from Manly to Shelly?

about 15-20 minutes
The swim takes about 15-20 minutes each way and the men and women who make the journey each morning are young and old and of varying physiques. It seems that having a pot belly doesn’t mean you can’t swim the 1.5-kilometre distance each morning.

How long is Manly to Shelly walk?

Manly to Shelly Beach – Cabbage Tree Bay Eco-Sculpture Walk This is a short fifteen minute walk which begins at the Manly Surf Club at the south end of Manly Beach. The Cabbage Tree Bay Eco-Sculpture Walk hugs the coastline all the way to Shelly Beach. This flat walk is suitable for people of all ages and disabilities.