South Coast Hot Spot

Shelly Beach is a seaside village along the Kwa-Zulu Natal South Coast, situated half way between Port Shepstone and Margate. The quaint holiday destination gets its name from the wide variety of shells found on the beach during high tide.

Naturally Shelly Beach is a shell collector’s dream where shells from the Indo-Pacific group and the finest miniature Pink Lady shells can be found. The main beach is ideal for families too, with shark nets and life guards during the holiday season. Protea Banks, a submerged reef approximately 7 km’s out to sea, is very popular and well-known with snorkelers and scuba divers as it is teeming with exquisite tropical fish!

A slice of tropical paradise, Shelly Beach boasts not only an abundance of water sports opportunities, but also some beautiful scenery with numerous tidal pools and lagoons to visit. Attractions and activities in the surrounding area include animal parks, farm stalls, adventure sports and so much more.

The Shelly Centre is one of the few shopping malls along the South Coast and offers an excellent variety of shops, department stores, a diverse range of restaurants and fast food stores as well as cinemas.

This holiday destination offers every type of accommodation to suit every travellers pocket. Choose from self-catering apartments, B&B’s, Guesthouses, Beach cottages, camping and caravanning or 5-Star Hotels. 

Places to Visit

Things to do and see


Shelly Beach receives approximately 839 mm of rain annually with the majority of its’ rainfall occurring during the summer months.

Summer months, November to March will have average temperatures of between 19˚C and 27˚C.

Winter months, May to August will have average temperatures of between 10˚C and 22˚C.


There are daily flights into Margate Airport, only 10 km away or King Shaka International Airport, 155 km away via the N2. Car hire facilities and Airport Shuttles are available at the Airport.