Bells Beach, Torquay

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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.
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  • Beautiful landscapes and seascapes ,great for photography ,tranquil settings and beautiful fresh air!  more »
  • The wind and bleak weather on the day we visited didn’t deter the hardened surfers. Good viewing platform and windswept trees growing at impossible angles make for interesting photographs. For the sur...  more »
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  • 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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