Home to the world’s longest-running surfing competition, Bells Beach is widely recognized as one of the best surfing beaches in Victoria. At this beach you can ride waves all day, or head to the rocky cliffs surrounding the coastline, from which you can watch some of the world’s best surfers perfecting their skills. Named after the family that lived in the area in the 1840s, the beach is popular with sightseers, who walk along the cliffs looking for the best vantage points, or picnic on the sand as the sun goes down. Keep in mind that due to its exposed reef and rough waves, the beach is most suited to experienced surfers. Using our custom trip planner, Torquay attractions like Bells Beach can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Tours to Bells Beach
3-Day Melbourne to Adelaide Tour Including the Great Ocean Road BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $1,052
Duration: 3 days
Private Great Ocean Road Day Trip from Melbourne BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $633
Duration: 10 to 12 hours
Bells Beach Reviews
This is a popular and famous surfing beach. It was one of our first stops on our 2-day Great Ocean Road tour. The colors of the rock and ocean are beautiful. The boardwalk makes it easy to get great v... more »
I stopped by to have a look out on this famous beach. There were surfers around also looking out at the other surfers in the water. It's a fantastic spot. I didn't have time to go down from the point ... more »
Saw quite a few professional surfers on the beach. A surfing paradise. The waves were gorgeous. Very picturesque. Good for a beach walk.
One of my favourite places in Australia! Surfing paradise, bit be warned the water is freezing even in summer! The breaks are fantastic. Is a popular surfing destination all year long.
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