Bells Beach Torquay

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Bells Beach Torquay

What you can expect

This historic and world-renowned beach near Torquay on Victoria's Great Ocean Road has a storied history related to the sport of surfing, with sheer surrounding cliffs making for a sheltered "amphitheatre"-style locale within which to catch some quality waves. Bells Beach offers experienced surfers quality right-hand surf breaks, and as a result has been used as the site for the annual Rip Curl Pro surfing event since the 1960's and been surfed by some of the biggest names in the professional surfing world including Kelly Slater, Sunny Garcia, and Mick Fanning. For non-surfers the beach serves as a scenic lookout point from which great ocean views of surfers in the distance can be spotted. while those looking to relax and spend some time on the sand will find it relatively uncrowded, particularly outside of peak holiday seasons - although it's not a suitable swimming beach for families. Bells Beach is clean, it's pretty, and it's easily accessible, so if you're a surfing vet looking to follow in the footsteps of some of the greats, Bells Beach is the definition of "Bucket List Item" in the fullest.


What you need to know

  • around 100km drive from Melbourne
  • NOT a true family-friendly swimming beach
  • home world annual Rip Curl Pro surfing event
One of Australia's most famed surf beaches
Spectacular clifftop views
Quality fishing available at low tide
Just a short distance from Torquay
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