Little Shelley is visible from the Yuraygir Coastal Walk track – though it’s easily missed at high tide.
OK, so you’ve walked south through the campground, and as the path winds up around Shelley Head, keep an eye for the smallest of tracks to the left. It’s a bit of a goat track down the hill to Little Shelley, but it’s a path that’s been trodden by enough people to make the footprints able to be followed.
And why come down this track, to this semi-beach that doesn’t really look swimmable? Well, shells and nature of course!
Your feet sink in the coarse pebbly sand, and there’s shells and rock pools galore. You can easily lose a few hours wandering and fossicking here.
There’s a picnic table under the obligatory Pandanus tree that makes you wonder “how the hell did that get in here?” And almost always there’s an arrangement of shells on that table, left by previous visitors, just for you.