We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
All photos (241)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“beautiful beach”(25 reviews)
“surf beach”(16 reviews)
“point break”(15 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
| 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
Ways to Experience Bells Beach
from US$ 89.00
More Info
from US$ 147.70
More Info
from US$ 330.20
More Info
from US$ 1,256.90
More Info
Reviews (441)
Filter reviews
384 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsbeautiful beachsurf beachpoint breakgreat wavesrip curlbig waveswatch surferssurfing competitionbeaches in the worldworld class surfjan jucgreat ocean road tripnatural beautybucket listviewing platformswellcliffs
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 384 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Convenient parking to stop off from the Great Ocean Road drive and view beautiful cliffs and watching brave souls surf crazy waves in cool temps. More fun than anticipated. Worth the stop.

Thank Dave V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bells Beach has surfers visiting all hours of the day. Spectacular waves and an extremely clean beach.

Thank Sandy P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not good surf when we visited on this occasion but have been when it was spectacular . Highly recommended.

Thank alankphillips09
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called into bells beach on our trip and watched surfers having a great time on the waves.... definitely worth the stop.. sat and watched for a lot longer than we expected too ... there were people everywhere which was lovely to see and watch ..

Thank susancole2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

beautiful beautiful beautiful sight.. a must do when you're in Melbourne. it's just 85kms form melbourne. take V line train from southbank and get down at waurn ponds and then take a taxi or take a car on rent from Avis car rental. beautiful drive,...More

Thank Companion729002
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

There were some really nice sets coming in when I visited. I also had a look at Bells Southside & what do you know there was an Aussie classic Holden Panel Van from the 70s in the carpark in mint condition. Legend beach & legend...More

Thank Oceanman549
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Nice outlook with plenty of places to stop and take photographs. The history of this place makes it a must visit.

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Watched the senior comp. Big swell.Great wave after wave created by recent storms. Crowds down as it was weekday. Plenty of parking. Great viewing from car park with dedicated viewing areas that have been built. Go catch the surfing action. Soak up the atmosphere

Thank best0ne2017
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

It was pumping. Insane surf and some absolute nuts going out there to catch son really big waves in good swell

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Bells beach is a classic surf beach, world famous for its representation in the movie Point Break (although it wasn’t filmed there) and for being home to a world tour surf competition which awards the famous Bells Trophy to winners. Can get pretty cold there...More

1  Thank BellaBernard
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 5 hotels in Torquay
RACV Torquay Resort
729 reviews
3.80 km away
Surf City Motel
120 reviews
5.26 km away
Torquay Tropicana Motel
111 reviews
5.84 km away
Wyndham Resort Torquay
641 reviews
6.37 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 104 restaurants in Torquay
The Beach Hotel Jan Juc
107 reviews
2.36 km away
Squires Loft
204 reviews
4.62 km away
72 reviews
2.38 km away
Bowside Cafe
33 reviews
3.19 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 38 attractions in Torquay
Great Ocean Road Paragliding
29 reviews
3.23 km away
The Great Ocean Road
6,177 reviews
3.85 km away
Bird Rock Lookout
10 reviews
2.36 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Bells Beach staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines