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Shelly Beach
Central CoastNew South Wales
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Shelly Beach on a windy day taken from the sand dunes. Crackneck Lookout in the background.
Population 1,266 (2011 census)
 • Density 970/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2261
Area 1.3 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Location 5 km (3 mi) S of The Entrance
LGA(s) Central Coast Council
Parish Tuggerah
State electorate(s) The Entrance
Federal Division(s) Dobell
Suburbs around Shelly Beach:
Long Jetty Long Jetty Toowoon Bay
Killarney Vale Shelly Beach Pacific Ocean
Bateau Bay Bateau Bay Pacific Ocean

Shelly Beach is a coastal suburb of the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, located east of Tuggerah Lake and bordering the Pacific Ocean south of The Entrance. It is part of the Central Coast Council local government area. It is 66 km south of Newcastle & 93 km north of Sydney. Shelly Beach is considered one of the most popular surfing beaches on the Central Coast.

Shelly Beach Golf Club (previously Tuggerah Lakes Gold Club) is an 18-hole golf course located at the eastern end of Shelly Beach Road, overlooking Shelly Beach. It was formally established in 1930, originally being located at Killarney Vale until 1954 when it moved to its present location.

Within the suburb there is the Shelly Beach Surf Club and the Shelly Beach Fossils soccer club.


  • Red Bus Services operates routes through Shelly Beach (11, 12, 21, 22, 23). Bus 21 operates from The Entrance North to Gosford regularly.


  • Shelly Beach Cabins
  • Bluewater Resort
  • Sun Valley Tourist Park
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