A Sydney icon’s littler (prettier!) sister
Shelly Beach, Sydney, NSW
Manly Beach can have its fame – little sister Shelly Beach (a short walk around the cove) likes it better that way. This intimate little spot, with its clear aqua waters and sandy, barefoot little kiosk, is popular with locals, families and anyone who’s been to Manly but realised Shelly was better.
“As a Sydney city chick I think this ticks all the boxes,” Rowntree muses. “I just adore the atmosphere here. Even if you’re born and bred in Sydney like me, you still have a sense of discovery when you stumble upon it.”
Local tip for divers: there’s an old motorbike to be found about eight metres under, in the middle of the bay.
At the end of Boxer St, Manly