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Shell Beach

| Via Shark Bay Road, Denham, Western Australia 6537, Australia
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There will be shells

Pretty cool. Very unique. I wouldn’t make a special trip to see this beach but I am glad we stopped... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vianna T
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perth
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This beach is unusual and therefore a must to see when passing by

The beach is zillions of tiny shell not sand. Because the water coming into the bay at this end it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter S
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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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“tiny shells” (39 reviews)
“cockles” (31 reviews)
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| Via Shark Bay Road, Denham, Western Australia 6537, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pretty cool. Very unique. I wouldn’t make a special trip to see this beach but I am glad we stopped in as we were passing by. It is very close to the main drag. Worth a look for sure.

Thank Vianna T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach is zillions of tiny shell not sand. Because the water coming into the bay at this end it evaporates and because it is not diluted by rainwater runoff it is more salty than normal seawater. Toy float better. And you get covered by...More

Thank Peter S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really loved Shell Beach. The beach was a short walk from the carpark over some sand dunes, and soon the ground becomes completely covered in tiny white cockle shells. Shoes make walking on the beach a lot easier. We played by the water's edge...More

Thank AnnieR437
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beach is covered in therse tiny cockle shells, the smallesy variety I was told, billions of them have died here over the meleniums that the shells actually compact into rock.

Thank COGOART
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Far from what we had expected. Clean beach. It showed how over hundred of years the tide level had changed. Plenty of parking.

Thank SkiGrowingOld
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful beach.....stunning location, crystal clear waters, perfect spot for safe swimming and relaxing. Amazingly it is said there are over 4000 shells per square metre...whilst you can’t remove any, take the time to soak up some sunshine and enjoy!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place wouldn't have left us with the same impression if it wasn't for the great interpretive signage along the tracks. The sea was cold and salty. Footwear is needed. Many people had their folding chairs there to sit and stay longer shelly beachside. The...More

Thank marshfish
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a beautiful beach. Although we had been expecting larger shells after the reading the literature we were very impressed with the beach and the lovely walk down.

Thank SandyFord16
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a pretty beach and I was determined to stop and see it after photos I had seen. Unfortunately we were travelling with dogs and they weren't permitted on the beach. Dogs were permitted in the car park on a lead but there were...More

Thank klizturner
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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

We stopped on our way to Denham in the afternoon and it felt like there were more flies than shells at this beach! But obviously that changes with weather, etc. Taking the flies out of the equation - it’s interesting for about 5 minutes and...More

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Scipio A
21 May 2018|
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Response from Olivia C | Reviewed this property |
A tiny IGA. Also if not mistaken only one restaurant in town.
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Scipio A
15 April 2018|
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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.
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