Bells Beach, Torquay

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Home to the world’s longest-running surfing competition, Bells Beach is widely recognized as one of the best surfing beaches in Victoria. At this beach you can ride waves all day, or head to the rocky cliffs surrounding the coastline, from which you can watch some of the world’s best surfers perfecting their skills. Named after the family that lived in the area in the 1840s, the beach is popular with sightseers, who walk along the cliffs looking for the best vantage points, or picnic on the sand as the sun goes down. Keep in mind that due to its exposed reef and rough waves, the beach is most suited to experienced surfers. Using our custom trip planner, Torquay attractions like Bells Beach can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A really busy place without any real atmosphere. The food and accommodation seemed overpriced. Many tourists around. I’m glad to have visited but am in no great rush to return.  more »
  • Very secluded but worth the drive to see this iconic Australian beach famous on the world surfing circuit  more »
  • Visited on Monday 19th February. Even if your not into surfing you must still visit Bells Beach. We didn't stop long but the waves were providing good conditions for the surfers who ventured out.  more »

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