Anglesea

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Anglesea featuring a beach and a bay or harbour as well as a large group of people
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.

Great Ocean Road Resort
Great Ocean Road Resort
4 out of 5
105 Great Ocean Road, Anglesea, VIC, 3230
Stay at this 4-star beach aparthotel in Anglesea. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
4/5 Very Good! (844 reviews)
Missed by that much ...
"Thank you for telling me at 12.13pm on the day of my check in that Reception was closing at 2.00pm, despite the numerous emails ahead of my stay, this was a first! It turns out the staff were having their Christmas Party on that day, just lucky I didn't want to dine at The Coast Restaurant that evening. ..."

Reviewed on 4 Feb. 2021

Great Ocean Road Resort
Anglesea Family Caravan Park
Anglesea Family Caravan Park
2 out of 5
35 Cameron Road, Anglesea, VIC, 3230
Stay at this beach campsite in Anglesea. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (209 reviews)
"Stayed in a standard two bedroom cabin. It was quite spacious for the two of us and clean. The park is right on the beach and close to the shops too. A great park for kids"

Reviewed on 27 Nov. 2021

Anglesea Family Caravan Park
TREE TOP GETAWAY
TREE TOP GETAWAY
Anglesea, VIC
Stay at this family-friendly holiday home in Anglesea. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and an arcade/games room. Popular attractions Anglesea Golf Club and ...
5/5 Exceptional! (18 reviews)
Great stay
"Very well appointed beach house. Gorgeous open fire. Terrific host - great communication. Everything we needed. Had a fabulous time."

Reviewed on 23 Jun. 2022

TREE TOP GETAWAY
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.
Great Ocean Road Resort
Great Ocean Road Resort
4 out of 5
105 Great Ocean Road, Anglesea, VIC, 3230
Stay at this 4-star beach aparthotel in Anglesea. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
4/5 Very Good! (844 reviews)
Missed by that much ...
"Thank you for telling me at 12.13pm on the day of my check in that Reception was closing at 2.00pm, despite the numerous emails ahead of my stay, this was a first! It turns out the staff were having their Christmas Party on that day, just lucky I didn't want to dine at The Coast Restaurant that evening. ..."

Reviewed on 4 Feb. 2021

Great Ocean Road Resort
TREE TOP GETAWAY
TREE TOP GETAWAY
Anglesea, VIC
Stay at this family-friendly holiday home in Anglesea. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and an arcade/games room. Popular attractions Anglesea Golf Club and ...
5/5 Exceptional! (18 reviews)
Great stay
"Very well appointed beach house. Gorgeous open fire. Terrific host - great communication. Everything we needed. Had a fabulous time."

Reviewed on 23 Jun. 2022

TREE TOP GETAWAY
Twiggy at Anglesea
Twiggy at Anglesea
4 out of 5
7 Niblick St, Anglesea, VIC, 3230
Stay at this 4-star holiday home in Anglesea. Enjoy free parking, a terrace and a garden. Popular attractions Anglesea Golf Club and Coogoorah Park are located ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
Nice for family
"We enjoyed our stay - it was a good family friendly house and the couches and beds were all comfy. Location a bit out of town so need to drive in which is fine. In terms of value for money I would say it’s a tad expensive but having said that we would consider staying again"

Reviewed on 16 Mar. 2021

Twiggy 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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