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Warrnambool Beach

Play among the waves, take your surfboard out to the breaks or drop a fishing line off the breakwater at Warrnambool’s fantastic local beach.

Warrnambool Beach is part of the city’s western foreshore, which includes spacious parks, lakes and the sandy shoreline of Lady Bay. The 2.2-mile (3.5-kilometer) sweep of sandy beach has sheltered and lifeguard-patrolled swimming areas on its western section and curling surf breaks to the east. Pack for a fun-filled day by the sea and make the most of Warrnambool Beach’s beautiful waters.

If you are visiting with younger children, find a patch of sand nearby the Warrnambool Surf Life Saving Club and swim in the area between the flags, which is patrolled on weekends during summer. The area between the club and the western breakwater is known as Bathing Beach. Kids will love playing in the shallows and exploring the grassy sand dunes that extend along the coast. If it’s bigger waves you seek, head east to Point Ritchie. Experienced surfers can tackle the reef break that appears here.

Go fishing from the breakwater at the western end of Lady Bay and chat to locals to see what’s biting. Behind the beach, you can visit the Lake Pertobe Adventure Park. This lakeside park has paddleboats for rent, nature trails, playgrounds and grill facilities.

Logans Beach, located on the east of Warrnambool Beach, is a favored spot for whale watching. Visit the whale-viewing platform at the mouth of the Hopkins River to these magnificent creatures between June and September.

If you are getting hungry, stop by the kiosk in the middle of Warrnambool Beach to pick up some fish and chips to enjoy by the water. Alternatively, head to the café near the breakwater to enjoy a meal with stunning views of Lady Bay, Middle Island and the Warrnambool Pier.

Warrnambool Beach is easily accessible by car and there are several parking lots along the foreshore. Bathing Beach is approximately a 20-minute walk from Warrnambool Railway Station.


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Deep Blue Hotel & Hot Springs AU$110
Deep Blue Hotel & Hot Springs

Deep Blue Hotel & Hot Springs

Worm Bay Road, Warrnambool, VIC
     
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated by the ocean, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Middle Island, Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground and Warrnambool Beach. Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village and Warrnambool Art Gallery are also within 2 mi (3 km). Warrnambool Station is 27 minutes by foot.

    Mid City Warrnambool AU$96
    Mid City Warrnambool

    Mid City Warrnambool

    525 Raglan Parade, Warrnambool, VIC
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Warrnambool, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Warrnambool Art Gallery, Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village and Warrnambool Beach. Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground and Warrnambool Golf Club are also within 2 mi (3 km). Warrnambool Station is 17 minutes by foot.

      Discovery Parks – Warrnambool AU$107
      Discovery Parks – Warrnambool

      Discovery Parks – Warrnambool

      25 Pertobe Rd, Warrnambool, VIC
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        This family-friendly Warrnambool campsite is located near the beach, within a 10-minute walk of Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground and Warrnambool Beach. Middle Island and Pickering Point Lookout are also within 15 minutes. Warrnambool Station is 22 minutes by foot.

        Surfside Holiday Park AU$140
        Surfside Holiday Park

        Surfside Holiday Park

        120 Pertobe Road, Warrnambool, VIC
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Offering direct access to the beach, this Warrnambool campsite is in the city centre and within a 5-minute walk of Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground and Warrnambool Beach. Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village and Warrnambool Art Gallery are also within 10 minutes. Warrnambool Station is 17 minutes by foot.

          Lady Bay Resort AU$195
          Lady Bay Resort

          Lady Bay Resort

          2 Pertobe Road, Warrnambool, VIC
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Warrnambool, this beachfront aparthotel is on the boardwalk and within a 15-minute walk of Middle Island and Warrnambool Beach. Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground and Pickering Point Lookout are also within 15 minutes. Warrnambool Station is 24 minutes by foot.

            Quest Warrnambool AU$155
            Quest Warrnambool

            Quest Warrnambool

            15-19 Liebig Street, Warrnambool, VIC
               
              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in the heart of Warrnambool, this luxury apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Warrnambool Art Gallery and Warrnambool Beach. Warrnambool Visitor Information Centre and Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village are also within 10 minutes. Warrnambool Station is 8 minutes by foot.

              Best Western Olde Maritime AU$131
              Best Western Olde Maritime

              Best Western Olde Maritime

              116 Merri Street, Warrnambool, VIC
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in the heart of Warrnambool, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Warrnambool Visitor Information Centre and Warrnambool Beach. Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village and Warrnambool Art Gallery are also within 5 minutes. Warrnambool Station is 10 minutes by foot.

                Comfort Inn Warrnambool International AU$89
                Comfort Inn Warrnambool International

                Comfort Inn Warrnambool International

                75 Banyan Street, Warrnambool, VIC
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated near the airport, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Warrnambool Art Gallery and Warrnambool Beach. Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village and Warrnambool Visitor Information Centre are also within 15 minutes. Warrnambool Station is 18 minutes by foot.