History of Shelly Beach

Shelly Beach is a village on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast and is situated half way between Margate and Port Shepstone, falling under the Margate Municipality. The village gets its name from the wide variety of shells that can be found on the beach after high tide. The shell collector can find shells from the Indo-Pacific group and from the more temperate southern coast group. The finest miniature Pink Lady shells can be found on Shelly Beach, where there is a reef about 1500 metres out to sea. This reef is popular with scuba divers. There is a further submerged reef, the Protea Banks, some seven kilometers out to sea, which is also very popular as it is teeming with fish. The beach has shark nets and is patrolled by lifeguards during school holidays.

Shelly Beach houses one of the few shopping malls of the South Coast, and this offers an excellent variety of shops and department stores as well as cinemas.

Shopping in Shelly Beach: South Coast Mall , Shelly Centre

Attractions in Margate: Ski-Boat Launch site

 

 

Last Updated (Saturday, 08 August 2009 11:06)

 
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