Shelly Beach

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Beaches in Port Phillip Bay

Shelly Beach is a beach in Australia that is located in a place known as Port Phillip Bay, which is found in the region of VIC, Australia.

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Shelly Beach gets a ranking of 67 out of a possible 100.

Shelly Beach is a solid Australian beach that many see as a sound option in the region of VIC.

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Shelly Beach


The official name of this beach is Shelly Beach.

It is located in the area of Port Phillip Bay, and has some of the most beautiful beaches in Australia, in the region of VIC.

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Is Shelly Beach a top ranked beach in Australia?

So, when it comes to comparing Shelly Beach with the rest, is it in the Top 10 beaches in Australia? Is it in the Top 20 beaches in Australia? Well, the best way to find out is to check our Current Australia Best Beach Rankings and see if Shelly Beach makes the list of most beautiful beaches in Australia!

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Holiday in Shelly Beach

Port Phillip Bay is a place in VIC that is very enjoyable to visit and provides a great environment for a holiday.

There have been no negative reports recieved from Locals, Tourists, Fishermen, Surfers, Swimmers or Campers at Shelly Beach.

Camping in Shelly Beach

If you intend on camping in Shelly Beach it is best to see if a booking is required beforehand. When permitted, choosing to go free camping in Shelly Beach is acceptable, but it is important you follow the local rules of Port Phillip Bay.

Generally coastal areas in Australia like Shelly Beach have a myriad of options for caravans, caravan parks, tents and campgrounds.

Fishing in Shelly Beach

Many areas through Australia and particularly in Port Phillip Bay require a fishing licence to legally go fishing. If you want to go fishing in Shelly Beach it is recommended that you obtain the adequate recreational fishing licence.

Swimming in Shelly Beach

Througout Australia and in places such as Port Phillip Bay, swimming in the ocean and waterways can be extremly dangerous. When swimming in Shelly Beach, please be mindful of rip currents, ocean conditions, big swells, drops offs, rocks and marine stingers and predators.

Always swim between the flags in Shelly Beach where available. Never swim alone!

It is highly recommended you visit Beach Safe Australia before visiting Shelly Beach to ensure you are prepared for the weather and tidal conditions.

Accomodation in Shelly Beach

Like many areas throughout Australia, beaches in areas like Port Phillip Bay can be quite remote. This means there may be limited accomadation options. If it does exist, accomodation deals in Shelly Beach can be found online.

Marine and Wildlife in Shelly Beach

Please note - many Australian speicies are protected, and VIC is no exception. Do not feed local wildlife and please be aware you are visiting their natural habitat around Port Phillip Bay.

Some common types of marine or wildlife you may find at Shelly Beach may include:

Marine life in Shelly Beach: Sharks, Whales, Stingrays, Manta Rays, Turtles, Seals, Dolphins, Starfish, Jellyfish, Blue Bottles, Crabs.

Wildlife life in Shelly Beach: Kangaroos, Wallabies, Koalas, Kookaburras, Seagulls, Snakes, Lizards, Cockatoos, Possums.

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Surfing in Shelly Beach

Experienced surfers will find VIC conditions vary from day to day. It is advised to always wear a wetsuit and never surf in Shelly Beach alone.

Boating in Shelly Beach

Please enquire directly with Shelly Beach or the office of Port Phillip Bay to obtain the rules around the prospect of boating in Shelly Beach.

Other notes:

There is no information available that confirms whether Shelly Beach is one of the limited nude beaches in Australia. As a general rule, unless there is clear signage, you cannot assume a beach in VIC is one of the few permitted topless beaches in Australia.

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