Explore this unique beachside community with an unbeatable coastal lifestyle.

Welcome to The Waterfront, Shell Cove

The Waterfront, Shell Cove is a coastal community located on the NSW South Coast. The Waterfront is being developed by Frasers Property Australia with Shellharbour City Council. The Waterfront is centred around Shellharbour Marina and boasts a vibrant town centre with specialty retail shops, cafes, harbourside restaurants within The Waterfront Dining Precinct, a kids beach, plenty of green open space and harbourside boardwalks. It truly is Australia's newest boating and lifestyle destination.

Our vision

To create a thriving coastal community and an unmatched lifestyle destination Text: The vision for The Waterfront, Shell Cove is to create a sought after coastal community and an unparalleled lifestyle destination centred around Shellharbour Marina on the NSW South Coast. A place where people dream to live and love to visit.

The Waterfront, Shell Cove at a glance

Active outdoor lifestyle
A walkable community with plenty of cycleways, walking tracks and harbourside boardwalks.
Shell Cove Town Centre boasts a Woolworths, BWS, specialty retail shops and more.
The Waterfront Dining Precinct
Offering a selection of restaurants all positioned along the harbour’s edge
Future Waterfront Centre
Once complete this will offer a Community Centre, Library and Visitor Information.
Shellharbour Marina
Offering 270 berths and commercial marina facilities
Future Crowne Plaza Hotel
Harbourside accommodation, a resort style pool, café, restaurant and bar.
Live near beaches, parks, playgrounds, a golf course, wineries and more.
The Boatyard
Opening in 2026 offering a variety of commercial facilities and services

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Live the ultimate harbourside lifestyle

The Waterfront offers glorious coastal living beside Shellharbour Marina with pristine beaches on your doorstep. With an array of amenities, everything you need is conveniently located within walking distance.

Shellharbour Marina

Shellharbour Marina is a 270 berth marina with direct access to the Tasman Sea, charter boat operations, boat storage, a public boat ramp, a newly opened Marina Services building and various commercial marina facilities.

Shopping & Dining

At The Waterfront you'll find a lively town centre offering a selection of specialty shops and cafes along with The Waterfront Dining Precinct offering a range of restaurants positioned along the harbour's edge.

Parks, playgrounds, and open spaces

Set within a beautiful natural setting with an abundance of green open spaces, enjoy an extensive network of cycleways and walkways leading to parks, playgrounds, wetlands and beaches. You'll even find a kids beach.

Transport & Connectivity

Live well connected to a range of transport options connecting you to local urban centres and larger cities such as Wollongong, Canberra and Sydney. Choose to drive, catch a train or bus, or even fly with Shellharbour airport just 9km away.


At Shell Cove, you can live within easy reach from 3 pre-schools, primary schools and high schools. Tertiary education including Shellharbour TAFE and University of Wollongong are also nearby.

Find your home at The Waterfront

Choose from a range of off-the-plan homes, harbourfront apartments or choose a land lots and build your own dream home. Whether you're buying your first home, upgrading or downsizing, at The Waterfront there's a home for you.

The Peninsula

Live between the beach and marina

Your once in a lifetime opportunity to build your forever home between the pristine white sandy shores of Shellharbour South Beach and Shellharbour Marina.

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Vela Apartments

The South Coast's ultimate harbourfront offering

Vela is unrivalled harbourfront perfection. 2 & 3 bedroom harbourfront apartments situated right on the edge of Shellharbour Marina and a short walk from everything The Waterfront has to offer.

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2 & 4 bedroom homes

Modern coastal living

Beautifully designed 2 & 4 bedroom off-the-plan homes that are superbly located in the heart of Shell Cove, a short walk from the Marina, shops. dining and parks.

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Smarter by design

Live the life you deserve in a home you'll love

Your coastal lifestyle awaits.

Experience living on NSW South Coast

No two days will ever be the same - enjoy harbourside boardwalks, wine and dine by the water's edge or explore the pristine beaches nearby. Live your ultimate harbourside lifestyle.

Meet The Waterfront, Shell Cove community