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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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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful beach” (25 reviews)
“surf beach” (16 reviews)
“point break” (15 reviews)
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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 16 reviews
"point break"
in 15 reviews
"great waves"
in 9 reviews
"rip curl"
in 7 reviews
"big waves"
in 6 reviews
"watch surfers"
in 5 reviews
"surfing competition"
in 6 reviews
"beaches in the world"
in 4 reviews
"world class surf"
in 5 reviews
"jan juc"
in 9 reviews
"great ocean road trip"
in 5 reviews
"natural beauty"
in 4 reviews
"bucket list"
in 7 reviews
"viewing platform"
in 5 reviews
"swell"
in 18 reviews
"cliffs"
in 22 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There were some really nice sets coming in when I visited. I also had a look at Bells Southside & what do you know there was an Aussie classic Holden Panel Van from the 70s in the carpark in mint condition. Legend beach & legend...More

Thank Oceanman549
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice outlook with plenty of places to stop and take photographs. The history of this place makes it a must visit.

Thank Mark S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Watched the senior comp. Big swell.Great wave after wave created by recent storms. Crowds down as it was weekday. Plenty of parking. Great viewing from car park with dedicated viewing areas that have been built. Go catch the surfing action. Soak up the atmosphere

Thank best0ne2017
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was pumping. Insane surf and some absolute nuts going out there to catch son really big waves in good swell

Thank Andrew S
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Bells beach is a classic surf beach, world famous for its representation in the movie Point Break (although it wasn’t filmed there) and for being home to a world tour surf competition which awards the famous Bells Trophy to winners. Can get pretty cold there...More

1  Thank BellaBernard
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

The start of the surfing movement and home to many a surfing competition. We arrived here two days after the famous Bells Beach Rip Curl Surf Comp and the place was deserted. There is a long climb down to the beach, but just standing at...More

Thank annettelaurie
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

This is a beautiful part of the world. It is a great spot for a photo. I could have stayed here for hours.

Thank serenjoy
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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Parked in the main car park and wandered down to one of the many viewing platforms which made you feel like you were on top of the waves with the riders. Gave a great perspective on what Bell is really like, but didn’t see and...More

Thank Peter S
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

happened to chance upon a surfing weekend during Easter so very busy and extremely popular, lots of surf and plenty to see

Thank Bron M
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 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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