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| 86 km (53 mi) SW of Melbourne; 25 km (16 mi) S of Geelong; 5 km (3 mi) SW of Torquay, Torquay, Victoria 3228, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a keen surfer, then this has to be on your bucket list. Probably at the top I’d suspect. Great history here. Apartment,y the main surf cup in in eastern time which coincides with the full moon.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here on the way to the Great Ocean Road to take come pictures, beautiful area and stunning views

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank David G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is probably the most famous surf spot in Australia. And if you are lucky and you go on a busy day, that’s add to the atmosphere as suffers get ‘boarded up’ in the car park.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank georgesalmond
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So far the locals have managed to keep the greedy council and political groups out of the area keeping it free from development. The area is sacred to the local indigenous people and should be treasured and protected from any more develpoment within the view...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank philr588
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the lookout over the beach which gave good views. The beach looked unappealing, however, streaked with black oil slicks. We could not find a place to have coffee so we drove on to Anglesea.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Thalia8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a wet rainy day and it was lovely! Reminded me of the great point break movie 🎥 always great to go visit

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Dodd2510
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty of parking near this beach & wrapping around a headland makes it get different on the 2 sides, one rocky & windy! The other side sheltered & shallow bay so perfect for families.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Martyjojo
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This part of the Surfcoast Walk is from the Ironbark car park to Bells Beach. It's not a difficult walk, but can be quiet at times.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Natalia T
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Bells Beach is renowned for its surf break but the swell was not that big when we visited but there were still plenty of surfers out trying to catch the ultimate wave. There is a lot of exposed reef in the area so care must...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank lindadownunder
Reviewed 10 December 2018

This surf beach is known world-wide for the quality of its waves; truly a surfers paradise. And of course, it hosts the annual Surf Classic competition. Even as a non-surfer it is worth a detour from the OCR to visit - impressive.

Date of experience: November 2018
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