Shellharbour is in essence a southern suburb of Wollongong. And this correct, but people who live in Shellharbour do define the difference. If you happen to live in Shell Harbour that is where the residents state where they are from. Shellharbour itself is a seaside old settlement that is now a ‘thriving’ region. Fortunately the Shellharbour Village has retained the charm of an earlier era.
Shellharbour is undergoing extensive development with many new retail outlets and units being constructed. The main street is Addison Street, with many sidewalk cafés and shops, running through the town and ending with the Ocean Beach Hotel opposite the harbour.
There is no evidence of a Museum in Shellharbour Village.