Bells Beach, Torquay

4.5
#3 of 25 in Beaches in Victoria
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. Make Bells Beach a part of your Torquay vacation plans using our Torquay trip itinerary builder.
map
Create an itinerary including Bells Beach
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
361 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • August 15, 2017
    Beautiful afternoon at the beach. Too cold for swimming but Bells beach is famous for surfing competitions and worth having a look at. No one there during the week, so no battling crowds  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Finally get to visit the famous bells beach on a chilly winters day ! Luckily in winter you can take the dogs down unleashed without any hassle . Incredible waves and I have no doubt a danger to the a...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    We went on a cold day but was an amazing walk over the beach and the views were amazing! The beach was clean and rubbish free which is always a good sign that the locals love it as much as the visitor...  more »

Plan your trip to Torquay

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Torquay

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Torquay by other users

4 days in Great Ocean Road BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, kids, popular PREFERENCES: January, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Australia BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in Great Ocean Road BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: October, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Great Ocean Road BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Great Ocean Road, Melbourne & Adelaide BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Great Ocean Road BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Great Ocean Road BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Australia BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Great Ocean Road BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Victoria BY A USER FROM JAPAN November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Great Ocean Road BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Great Ocean Road SEE PLAN November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans