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Turn off for Shell Bay caravan park from the A917, go to the park reception and purchase a day pass for £1, this entitles you to park your car and use their facilities. the beach you see immediately is not our beach, ours is at the very far end of the park through the gap in the fir trees you can see
Distance to a city Take a car
Access time Instant access (< 5min)
Easy to find? Easy to find
Public access? Public access
Special access No access issues
Alternative name Shell Bay
Spot quality Standard
Kite/wind? Good for KiteSurf
Style Freeride, Bump & Jump
Day timing Morning, Afternoon, Evening
Dangers Floating seaweed
Week crowd Empty
Week-end crowd Few surfers
Water quality Murky
Tide Best at falling tide, Best at low tide
Type Don't know
Force Medium (16 - 25 knots)
Main dir. SouthWest
Best dir. SouthWest
Best dir. relative Onshore
Period From All year to All year
Prevailing wind is South westerly, can be gusty in the higher reaches but usually ok
Shell Bay is a bit of a mixed bag of a spot, the pessimists amomgst us are forever complaining about the smell, the seaweed which causes the smell and the fact that it is a nightmare to launch at high tide
The optimists, on the other hand, will tell you that when Shell is going off, there really is no place like it.
Best avoided between one hour to high tide to one hour past high tide, Shell is a large, shallow sandy bay. admittedly not the cleanest water quality due to the aforementioned seaweed but a spot that offers huge amounts of fun.
Due to the constantly changing mini sand bars,Shell offers everything from bump and jump 3' high chop to glassy smooth water
Locals are a very friendly bunch
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