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Anglesea
Travel Guide

Situated on the Great Ocean Road where the Anglesea River meets the sea, this coastal town is known for its rare wildflowers, great surf and wildlife.

Explore family-friendly beaches, surf the renowned breaks, play a round of golf with a mob of kangaroos or relax in a casual oceanfront café in Anglesea, a seaside town in Victoria’s Great Ocean Road region. Anglesea’s sweeping, sandy main beach makes it a popular getaway for families, while the surf beach, golf course, stunning nature reserves and scenic headland trails will be sure to delight anyone looking for an active escape on Victoria’s Surf Coast.

Anglesea is an ideal spot for a day at the beach. Pack a picnic, towels, sun protection and a surfboard and head down to the town’s Main Beach, which has a wide sandy section at the shallow tidal river mouth. Pick a spot on the expanse of sand and settle in for the day. This beach is home to the Anglesea Surf Life Saving Club, which patrols Main Beach and the nearby Point Roadknight Beach during the summer period. A section of Main Beach features gentle breaks, ideal for beginner surfers. More experienced surfers might want to check out the bigger swells further north or south of town.

Discover Anglesea’s beautiful eucalyptus forests and coastal wilderness on a network of well-signposted nature trails. Begin the 1-hour Point Addis Koorie Cultural Walk at nearby Point Addis to learn about the heritage and culture of the area’s local Aboriginal people. This spot is also popular launching spot for hang-glider tours. At the Anglesea Golf Club, you can see eastern grey kangaroos grazing on the fairways at dawn or dusk.

Enjoy a barbecue lunch at one of the picnic areas dotted along Anglesea’s oceanfront Coastal Reserve and Coogoorah Park. Find cafés, restaurants, boutique stores and surf shops along Anglesea’s main streets.

Nestled in between Torquay and Aireys Inlet, Anglesea is the first stop heading southwest on the Great Ocean Road from the road’s official start at Torquay. Spend a day or a week exploring Anglesea’s nature trails and scenic beaches. Visit in summer for great beach conditions or in spring to spot beautiful native Australian wildflowers, including rare orchids.

Anglesea Family Caravan Park
Anglesea Family Caravan Park
2 out of 5
35 Cameron Road, Anglesea, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$149 per night from 2 May to 3 May

This family-friendly Anglesea campsite is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Edna Bowman Nature Conservation Reserve and Great Otway National Park. ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (195 reviews)

"Great for kids. Excellent facilities. Qoukd be better to go out if peak time"…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar. 2021

Anglesea Family Caravan Park
Great Ocean Road Resort
Great Ocean Road Resort
4 out of 5
105 Great Ocean Road, Anglesea, VIC
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Situated on the waterfront, this spa aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Coogoorah Park and Great Otway National Park. Anglesea Surf Beach and Edna Bowman ...

4/5Very Good! (843 reviews)

"Excellent hospitality, especially Basil made our room"…"

Reviewed on 13 Dec. 2020

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Casey - Family Holiday House At Anglesea
Casey - Family Holiday House At Anglesea
4 Lorettas Way, Anglesea, VIC
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Situated on the riverfront, this holiday home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Coogoorah Park and Great Otway National Park. Edna Bowman Nature Conservation Reserve ...

5/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Perfect

"A nice little property very close to everything in Anglesea. The lack of WiFi wasn't a problem because of all the toys, games and DVDs which were a real hit with the kids. Would definitely stay again."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2021

Casey - Family Holiday House At Anglesea
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Anglesea Family Caravan Park
Anglesea Family Caravan Park
2 out of 5
35 Cameron Road, Anglesea, VIC
The price is AU$149 per night from 2 May to 3 May

This family-friendly Anglesea campsite is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Edna Bowman Nature Conservation Reserve and Great Otway National Park. ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (195 reviews)

"Great for kids. Excellent facilities. Qoukd be better to go out if peak time"…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar. 2021

Anglesea Family Caravan Park
Great Ocean Road Resort
Great Ocean Road Resort
4 out of 5
105 Great Ocean Road, Anglesea, VIC

Situated on the waterfront, this spa aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Coogoorah Park and Great Otway National Park. Anglesea Surf Beach and Edna Bowman ...

4/5Very Good! (843 reviews)

"Excellent hospitality, especially Basil made our room"…"

Reviewed on 13 Dec. 2020

Great Ocean Road Resort
Casey - Family Holiday House At Anglesea
Casey - Family Holiday House At Anglesea
4 Lorettas Way, Anglesea, VIC

Situated on the riverfront, this holiday home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Coogoorah Park and Great Otway National Park. Edna Bowman Nature Conservation Reserve ...

5/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Perfect

"A nice little property very close to everything in Anglesea. The lack of WiFi wasn't a problem because of all the toys, games and DVDs which were a real hit with the kids. Would definitely stay again."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2021

Casey - Family Holiday House At Anglesea
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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sheryl.T

29 Feb. 2020

Plenty of food options, not far from lorne for a day trip and fishing st the pier. No pier for fishing at anglesea, some small jettys only. Awsome chocolate factory, located not far from anglesea in Bell brae, great for familys.

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26 Oct. 2019

Lovely holiday getaway

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11 Aug. 2019

I'm looking forward to seeing the new Eden Project at the disused coalmine.

5/5 - Excellent

Venetia

5 Jul. 2019

Anglesea is a great quiet location to be based to explore the great ocean road. We loved our stay here

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15 Jun. 2019

Everything you need for a great holiday with so many other towns, beaches and activities nearby!

5/5 - Excellent

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14 Apr. 2019

Must visit the Chocolaterie

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