Shelly Beach is a shell collector's paradise. Here, the exquisite miniature pink lady shells can be found hidden among the many varieties such as the Indo-Pacific species and those of the local, temperate coast variety. Shelly Beach is a prime launching site for deep-sea fishing, as well as dolphin- and whale-watching excursions. This long-time holiday destination also serves as base camp for scuba divers heading 7-kilometres offshore to the world-renowned Protea Banks, the ˜shark reef” playground of predominantly experienced divers..
The urge to ˜shop-till-you-drop” will be fully satisfied in Shelly Beach as it boasts the province’s largest single-level shopping complex outside of Durban, with 114 shops plus six cinemas, 11 restaurants and five banks, with a Tourist Info Centre to point you towards other indulgences close by!
The waves that peel off the point at St Michael's-on- Sea host the Hibiscus Coast’s surfing competitions, while the hamlet’s 9-hole, 18-tee course is simultaneously fun and challenging. Shelly Beach also has numerous popular diving and snorkelling sites where the most spectacular varieties of tropical fish, sharks, corals as well as mystical underwater caves can be discovered.
˜St Mikes”, as locals call it, is a route that joins to neighbouring Uvongo, and the alternative ˜Saints Walk” the first in a series of linked paths and beaches that ultimately lead all the way to Southbroom. Known collectively as the ˜Sardine Trail” - for obvious reasons during the Sardine Run but also ideal for year-round dolphin and whale watching, these walks traverse unspoiled sands, rocky coves, tidal pools and popular bathing beaches. While every turn reveals a new sea- and landscape guaranteed to startle with picturesque beauty, however not all of the, Sardine Trail is a proverbial stroll in the park, ask locals about the difficulty of any particular section you have in min.
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Shelly Beach Activities
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