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Bells Beach

| 86 km (53 mi) SW of Melbourne; 25 km (16 mi) S of Geelong; 5 km (3 mi) SW of Torquay, Torquay, Victoria 3228, Australia
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| 86 km (53 mi) SW of Melbourne; 25 km (16 mi) S of Geelong; 5 km (3 mi) SW of Torquay, Torquay, Victoria 3228, Australia
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"beautiful beach"
in 25 reviews
"surf beach"
in 15 reviews
"point break"
in 14 reviews
"great waves"
in 9 reviews
"big waves"
in 6 reviews
"rip curl"
in 6 reviews
"watch surfers"
in 5 reviews
"surfing competition"
in 5 reviews
"world class surf"
in 4 reviews
"jan juc"
in 9 reviews
"beaches in the world"
in 4 reviews
"natural beauty"
in 4 reviews
"great ocean road trip"
in 5 reviews
"bucket list"
in 7 reviews
"viewing platform"
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"swell"
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"cliffs"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful coast with spectacular views. Bells Beach is a famous Aussie Surfing Beach. There are good viewing platforms if you're a spectator. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Jade0077
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great little beach to stop and have a look. Lovely views and a nice beach to take a walk along. Very popular with surfers so the car park can get quite full but it is a nice sight looking out at the water and seeing...More

Thank JCendo
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

Spent an afternoon walking & soaking up the atmosphere of this beautiful place whilst surfboard riders were out riding the waves.

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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous! Great views and enjoyed seeing plenty surfers doing surfing. Enjoyed an afternoon of serenity.

Thank Trinitri17
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

A wonderfully run competition this year with lots of parking and plenty of viewing area. The competitors are very generous with their time to the kids for photos and autographs. Went back after the comp a few days later and seemed such a different place....More

Thank DianePhillipIsland
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

I've been hearing about Bells Beach for years and had never understood why it is so iconic. Now I know. The great swells that come ashore from the Southern Ocean make surfing here very special indeed. The visitor doesn't have to climb all the way...More

Thank V581ZSdonb
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

If you are travelling the great ocean road a small stop off at Bells Beach should be a must, just a breathtakingly beautiful place and then marvel at skill and bravery of the surfers in the massive waves.

Thank Stevep1450
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Awesome day with friends and family watching the Bells Beach classic surf comp. If you're around near Bells at Easter make sure you don't miss it... all the great surfers in the world surfing right up to you, they're so close you can almost touch...More

Thank martorius
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

A beautiful beach. We were here a week before the Bells Beach Surf comp, so heaps of people in the water and plenty of viewing platforms. Access to the beach is via a series of wooden stairs, but you can get a great view from...More

Thank Jason R
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

First few stops with a beach along Great Ocean Road. Beautiful soft sand. Can get pretty crowded on weekends or holidays (we are here on Good Friday and its packed with a handful of tourists).

Thank ethanleexh
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