Paddle, swim or surf in the crashing waves or take a relaxing stroll along the clean, golden sands of some of Australia's best beaches.
Torquay to Lorne
The safe, protected sandy front beach is popular with families. Fishermans Beach is a favourite for boating, sailing and windsurfing. The back beach, also known as the surf beach, is usually safe for swimming and surfing. Lifesavers patrol during summer.
Just west from Torquay you'll find a cliff-lined sandy beach popular with swimmers, surfers and fishermen. Be careful of rips and currents caused by the shifting sand bottom. Lifesavers patrol during summer.
Famous surf beach, home to the world's longest-running professional surfing event, the Rip Curl Pro. Cliff-flanked sandy beach and large ocean swells. Surrounded by a number of surf breaks including Winkipop, Rincon, Southside and Centreside, the Bells area is suitable for experienced surfers only.
Popular safe, sandy ocean beach, excellent for swimming and surfing. Large vegetation-covered sand dunes protect beach. Lifesavers patrol during summer.
Wide, sweeping sandy beach protected by rocky point. Excellent swimming. Also a favourite place for sailing and kitesurfing.
Popular surf and swimming beach. Wide sandy beach set against a backdrop of Otway Ranges bush and residential area. Be careful of rips and currents caused by the shifting sand bottom. Lifesavers patrol beach during summer.
Lorne to Apollo Bay
One of the most popular resort towns on the Great Ocean Road. Wide sandy beach with gentle surf on Loutit Bay. Safe for swimming and surfing. Lifesavers patrol during summer.
Sandy beach with lush forest backdrop at the mouth of the Wye River. Safe for swimming and surfing. Lifesavers patrol during the summer months.
Safe swimming and surfing beach at the mouth of the Kennett River. Lifesavers patrol during the summer months.