Shelley Cove is a sheltered bay with a sandy beach but is only about 100 m wide. The beach has many shells in the sand and this is where this little Cove gets its name from. There is a reef and some rocks just off the beach which makes this a perfect spot for snorkelling. There is a rocky headland on the south-east side of the Cove that is a very popular fishing spot.
To get to this little Cove just drive down Cape Naturaliste Road and turned down Bunker Bay Road. Continue past bunker Bay and you will come to the end of the road and a car park. From there it is just so very short walk to Shelley Cove
Shelley Cove is protected from the rough seas of the Indian ocean by Cape Naturaliste. Therefore the Cove a relatively safe beach for swimming. Unlike other swimming areas this beach is not patrolled by surf lifesavers so care must be taken.
Castle Bay and Castle Rock are just a little bit south of Shelley Cove as is Meelup Beach. Just a short drive North from here and you can be at the Cape Naturaliste lighthouse.
On a calm day this can be an ideal place to launch the drone. Flying above this area, the turquoise waters inside Geographe Bay can be quite stunning.
There is a walking trail that goes right past Shelley Cove that leads from Eagle Bay down to Dunsborough. This walking trail is very well marked and easy to negotiate. During the spring the wild flowers and native vegetation here can be quite beautiful.