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Something Different than the normal beach

Come on down to Shell Beach, guaranteed you'll be the only one there, its so isolated but a short... read more

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Perth, Australia

Don’t miss a visit to this beach made up of trillions of tiny shells. Don’t expect to go bare... read more

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Sydney, Australia
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“white shells”(40 reviews)
“cockles”(35 reviews)
| Via Shark Bay Road, Denham, Western Australia 6537, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

Come on down to Shell Beach, guaranteed you'll be the only one there, its so isolated but a short drive off the main drag. You'll be amazed at the sight, as far as the eye can see, tiny shell, no sand. Great sun sets.

Thank _jbstables
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Don’t miss a visit to this beach made up of trillions of tiny shells. Don’t expect to go bare footed through - where thongs or reef shoes. We expected to swim but the water was too far out. Not sure if it always is or...More

Thank Gemm_MV
Reviewed 3 days ago

We took our kayaks here - bit of a walk from the car park but worth the paddle in this beautiful location. Not sure what a previous reviewer did to say there were no shells (possibly did not actually head to the shore) as there...More

Thank ESMcQ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This unique beach is a great pitstop on your way to or from Denham. It is made up of little white cockle shells and if you look closely you may see some zebra patterned shells in the mix too. On the day we visited, there...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great to see, so many shells, no sand between your toes, gorgeous colours for photos, beautiful blue water.

Thank Gaenor H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited when on a tour of the area. It is a beautiful area with terrific views. Recommend it to all visitors to Monkey Mia.

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Allow 15 minutes or more to appreciate how many zillions of small shells it's taken to build this beach. Information signs explain why they're here. Easy access from sealed road.

Thank AustraliaRuth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Second time here and always a lovely spot. Worth stopping if only to break up the drive to Denham. The long-drop toilet was a bit pungent but the beach is stunning and always a winner.

Thank Hywel J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shell Beach Shark Bay - beautiful to look at but made up entirely of millions of a very small shell called the Fragum Cockle. It can take 4,000 shells to make up 1 metre of space. Shell Beach is known to the Malgana people as...More

Thank annettelaurie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not like what I saw 23 years ago. The shells have all been compacted & are quite yellow, not as I remembered it where you actually sank into the shells like snow. Still interesting.

Thank Rhondda C
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Scipio A
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Response from OliviaC1839 | Reviewed this property |
A tiny IGA. Also if not mistaken only one restaurant in town.
Scipio A
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Response from Mcmonaglechris | Reviewed this property |
Define hot? Depends if you live in the Sahara desert or Alaska as to what you class as hot. Best time of year to visit Shark Bay is April to September. Anything outside that will either be windy as hell, or hot as hadies.