Holidays in Bell's Beach

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Bell\'s Beach showing surfing and waves

The home of one of Australia’s most prestigious surf contests has powerful Southern Ocean swells, high bluffs and some excellent cliff-top viewpoints.

Watch the professionals at work when you visit Bell’s Beach, one of the biggest destinations in Australia’s surf scene. Famed for its challenging swell and sweeping cliff-top views, Bell’s Beach is a star attraction on the Great Ocean Road. Check out some of Australia’s top surfers sizing up the breaks or visit during the Rip Curl Pro Surfing Competition to watch international competitors carving up the swell.

Stroll out onto one of the boardwalks and viewing platforms that provide a wide panorama of the cliff-bound beach. Look out across the broad arc of golden sands, which are framed by rugged sandstone headlands and coastal heath. Outstanding surf breaks roll in from the Southern Ocean and grow steeper over the reef-dotted shallows. You might see seasoned surfers riding the right-hand breaks as the waves curl over the exposed reef. Bring your camera to snap photographs of the stunning coastal panorama.

Make your way down the stairs to the beach and check out the waves from a different perspective. Sometimes rising up to 16.5 feet (5 meters), the Bell’s Beach swell is not for the faint hearted. If you’re an experienced surfer, take on one of the two right-hand breaks for yourself. The waves are especially promising between March and October.

Visit Bell’s Beach during Easter to experience the energy of the Rip Curl Pro. Some of the world’s best surfers compete for the impressive title during the week-long festival, which also includes music concerts and other events. There are also surf contests and other sports events held at Bell’s Beach throughout summer. Come in February for the Australian Strongman Triathlon or in December for the High Tide Festival.

Bell’s Beach is situated on the southern outskirts of Torquay. Add the beach to your itinerary when exploring the inimitable Great Ocean Road or make the daytrip from town. The beach is free to visit anytime. If you’d like to go swimming, head to Jan Juc or Torquay Front Beach.

802 Cheap Hotels Near Bell's Beach

Wyndham Resort Torquay
Wyndham Resort Torquay
4 out of 5
100 The Esplanade, Torquay, VIC
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$170 per night from 6 Oct. to 6 Oct.
Situated by the ocean, this romantic hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Torquay Beach and Front Beach. Torquay Central Farmers Market and Surf World Museum ...
4.2/5Excellent! (959 reviews)
"Lovely clean property, has all the amenities for a single or family."

Reviewed on 12 Aug. 2021

Wyndham Resort Torquay
Located in a quiet area of Jan Juc
Located in a quiet area of Jan Juc
17 SANDHURST CRESCENT, Jan Juc, VIC
Situated by the sea, this holiday home is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Jan Juc Beach and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Great Otway National Park. Torquay Golf Club and Bell's Beach ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Warm in winter
"Super good heater makes this is lovely place to stay in winter."

Reviewed on 22 Jun. 2020

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Located in a quiet area of Jan Juc
Jan Juc Riviera Coastal Retreat - Panoramic Views
Jan Juc Riviera Coastal Retreat - Panoramic Views
12 Riviera Drive, Jan Juc, VIC
This family-friendly Jan Juc holiday home is located by the sea, within 2 mi (3 km) of Jan Juc Beach, Point Addis Marine National Park and Bell's Beach. Great ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)
We will be back!!
"We had a wonderful 4 days spent here in Jan Juc, the home was fantastic also catered for our pooch and had a great back yard for them as well as for young children. lots of spices and oils in the pantry, sugar salt and pepper etc.... We felt so at home here and was so close to all the main areas ..."

Reviewed on 21 Mar. 2021

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Jan Juc Riviera Coastal Retreat - Panoramic Views
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Torquay Foreshore Caravan Park
Torquay Foreshore Caravan Park
3 out of 5
35 Bell St, Torquay, VIC
The price is AU$113 per night from 3 Oct. to 3 Oct.
Torquay Foreshore Caravan Park
Wyndham Resort Torquay
Wyndham Resort Torquay
4 out of 5
100 The Esplanade, Torquay, VIC
The price is AU$170 per night from 6 Oct. to 6 Oct.
Wyndham Resort Torquay
Located in a quiet area of Jan Juc
Located in a quiet area of Jan Juc
17 SANDHURST CRESCENT, Jan Juc, VIC
Located in a quiet area of Jan Juc
Jan Juc Riviera Coastal Retreat - Panoramic Views
Jan Juc Riviera Coastal Retreat - Panoramic Views
12 Riviera Drive, Jan Juc, VIC
Jan Juc Riviera Coastal Retreat - Panoramic Views
Dunkeith 47 Jan Juc Beach House
Dunkeith 47 Jan Juc Beach House
47 DUNKEITH AVENUE, Jan Juc, VIC
Dunkeith 47 Jan Juc Beach House
BYO pet and reserve your spot near the beach!
BYO pet and reserve your spot near the beach!
25 Sunset Strip, Jan Juc, VIC
BYO pet and reserve your spot near the beach!
Located right near Jan Juc Surf Beach
Located right near Jan Juc Surf Beach
4 SUNSET STRIP, Jan Juc, VIC
Located right near Jan Juc Surf Beach
Jan Juc Ocean Views - pet friendly
Jan Juc Ocean Views - pet friendly
74 Strathmore Dr, Jan Juc, VIC
Jan Juc Ocean Views - pet friendly
Beachy Keen - JAN JUC,VICTORIA
Beachy Keen - JAN JUC,VICTORIA
33 Windarra Grove, Jan Juc, Jan Juc, VIC
Beachy Keen - JAN JUC,VICTORIA
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