Fairhaven

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Great Ocean Road which includes a sandy beach and general coastal views as well as an individual female

Surf, swim or go for relaxing strolls along Great Ocean Road’s longest beach at this seaside village, bordered by the local landmark, Split Point Lighthouse.

Find a laid-back little corner of the Surf Coast in Fairhaven, a small coastal locality on Victoria’s Great Ocean Road. Bordered by rolling surf beach and the meandering Painkalac Creek, Fairhaven has one of the longest stretches of beach on the Great Ocean Road. Visit this seaside village for a relaxing experience of the region’s magnificent coastal walking trails and natural beauty.

Spend a day exploring Fairhaven’s tranquil beach strip. Less busy than neighbouring Aireys Inlet, Fairhaven is an ideal spot for relaxing and taking in coastal views. Stroll past the Fairhaven Surf Life Saving Club and see if any surf lifesaving competitions are running. This club’s patrol area includes Fairhaven, Aireys Inlet, Moggs Creek and Eastern View. If the surf is pumping, you’ll most likely see surfers taking on the breaks at any time of the year. Pick a spot on the sand and watch them riding the waves, or join in if the waves suit your skill level. If you want to go swimming, make sure you swim between the flags posted by the Fairhaven Surf Life Saving Club for a safe swimming experience.

Head to the beach’s far eastern point to see the iconic Split Point Lighthouse located on the headland between Fairhaven and Aireys Inlet. The late 19th-century lighthouse is best known for its use as a film set in the popular Australian children’s television show Around the Twist. Another architectural landmark in the area is the Pole House, an intriguing modern-design house perched high above Fairhaven Beach on a tall, single pole.

As evening falls, head to the Fairhaven Surf Life Saving Club to enjoy a meal or a drink from the club’s Sunset Lounge, open during the summer months.

Fairhaven is located on the scenic Great Ocean Road, 126 kilometres (78 miles) from Melbourne, Victoria’s capital city. The village is 30-minutes’ drive from the Great Ocean Road’s official beginning, Torquay. Include Fairhaven as a stopover on your scenic drive along the Surf Coast. It is best visited during the warmer months between November and March for ideal swimming weather.

Edgbaston - Approximately 50 Metres To Fairhaven Surf Club & Beach
Edgbaston - Approximately 50 Metres To Fairhaven Surf Club & Beach
5 Yarringa Road, Fairhaven, VIC
Situated near the beach, this holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Great Otway National Park and Eagle Rock Marine Sanctuary. Split Point Lighthouse and Airies ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
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"Well located, seperate downstairs playroom with tv for kids and the view is something special for those who don't frequent the ocean road as you are perched above it and can see across to the lighthouse. We were treated to bird visitors (cockatoos, rosellas and currawongs) on the deck (which is compact) ..."

Reviewed on 6 Feb. 2021

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Edgbaston - Approximately 50 Metres To Fairhaven Surf Club & Beach
Ocean Haven - In the heart of Fairhaven, Wi-Fi and Pet Friendly
Ocean Haven - In the heart of Fairhaven, Wi-Fi and Pet Friendly
23 Narani Way, Fairhaven, VIC
Situated in Fairhaven, this holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Great Otway National Park, Eagle Rock Marine Sanctuary and Split Point Lighthouse. Airies ...
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Ocean Haven - In the heart of Fairhaven, Wi-Fi and Pet Friendly
Blissfull 4 acre property with river frontage
Blissfull 4 acre property with river frontage
105 Bimbadeen Drive, Fairhaven, VIC
Situated on the riverfront, this holiday home is within 2 miles (3 km) of Great Otway National Park, Aireys Inlet Bushland Reserve and Eagle Rock Marine Sanctuary. ...
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Blissfull 4 acre property with river frontage
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.
Edgbaston - Approximately 50 Metres To Fairhaven Surf Club & Beach
Edgbaston - Approximately 50 Metres To Fairhaven Surf Club & Beach
5 Yarringa Road, Fairhaven, VIC
Situated near the beach, this holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Great Otway National Park and Eagle Rock Marine Sanctuary. Split Point Lighthouse and Airies ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Thank you - great spot
"Well located, seperate downstairs playroom with tv for kids and the view is something special for those who don't frequent the ocean road as you are perched above it and can see across to the lighthouse. We were treated to bird visitors (cockatoos, rosellas and currawongs) on the deck (which is compact) ..."

Reviewed on 6 Feb. 2021

Edgbaston - Approximately 50 Metres To Fairhaven Surf Club & Beach
Ocean Haven - In the heart of Fairhaven, Wi-Fi and Pet Friendly
Ocean Haven - In the heart of Fairhaven, Wi-Fi and Pet Friendly
23 Narani Way, Fairhaven, VIC
Situated in Fairhaven, this holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Great Otway National Park, Eagle Rock Marine Sanctuary and Split Point Lighthouse. Airies ...
Ocean Haven - In the heart of Fairhaven, Wi-Fi and Pet Friendly
Blissfull 4 acre property with river frontage
Blissfull 4 acre property with river frontage
105 Bimbadeen Drive, Fairhaven, VIC
Situated on the riverfront, this holiday home is within 2 miles (3 km) of Great Otway National Park, Aireys Inlet Bushland Reserve and Eagle Rock Marine Sanctuary. ...
Blissfull 4 acre property with river frontage
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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