Shelly beach

Edit Spot

There are a few spots to get out, just watch the locals for the best spot to get, make sure you pay them respect and don’t go straight to the peak and you will get your fair share of waves.

It’s a sick spot when it’s on, usually in winter there’s a few bits of reef that it sucks up on so watch out!

There is a car park right in front of the point, the beach break also gets good. The car park gets crowded with picnickers so getting a park gets hard sometimes.

Additional Info:
Surf at the north end... less rocks better swell. There is a rock pool at the southern end and it’s where the punters go so it best to stay away from there, plus the swell’s pretty shotty. If you park at the entrance to Kenny walk its easiest. It’s where the locals park so don’t be stupid, Port’s pretty chill but if your a knob tourist you can invoke localism on yourself.


Middle of Port Macquarie, follow Pacific Drive and turn off at either Harry's look out of the turn off to Shelly Beach.

Drive down Pacific Drive and eventually you will come across the access road it super obvious and just before sea acres rainforest.

WalkInstant access (<5 min)
Public accessYes
4x4 requiredUnknown
Boat requiredUnknown
Wave Characteristics
TypeBeach break
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
PowerOrdinary, Fun
FrequencyRegular (100 days/year)
Normal lengthShort (<50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Ideal Conditions
Wind directionSouthEast, East
Swell directionSouthEast, East
Swell sizeLess than 3ft - 6ft+
TideAll tides
Tide movementDon't know
WeekendFew surfers

Rips / undertow, Rocks



Nearby spots
Palms Wedge

0.53 miles away

Bottom:Sandy with rock
Frequency:Rarely breaks (5 days/year)
Nobbys beach

0.88 miles away

Direction:Don't know
Bottom:Sandy with rock
Frequency:Very consistent (150+ days/year)
Flynn's Beach

1.08 miles away

Direction:Right and left
Frequency:Sometimes breaks (50 days/year)