Shelly Beach Hotel, the second-largest public beach in the coastal hub in Kenya. Shelly Beach is the closest beach to Mombasa on the south coast. It is within easy reach from Likoni. The beach itself leads south from the mouth of the Kilindini harbor. It is not as sandy as many of the beaches further south, and, as its name implies – has many washed up shells – although the number of the shells in recent times has dwindled.