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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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So my boyfriend has been raving about ticking this off the Bucket List his whole life. We’re from Queensland and are spoilt for choice with Beaches, so of course I had to see what all the fuss was about. It was a very cold windy...More

Thank AmyM1408
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bit of an anti climax after all the surfing hype about Bells. No surf, average looking beach. Obviously a great surf beach when the swell is up.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Convenient parking to stop off from the Great Ocean Road drive and view beautiful cliffs and watching brave souls surf crazy waves in cool temps. More fun than anticipated. Worth the stop.

Thank Dave V
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Bells Beach has surfers visiting all hours of the day. Spectacular waves and an extremely clean beach.

Thank Sandy P
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Not good surf when we visited on this occasion but have been when it was spectacular . Highly recommended.

Thank alankphillips09
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Called into bells beach on our trip and watched surfers having a great time on the waves.... definitely worth the stop.. sat and watched for a lot longer than we expected too ... there were people everywhere which was lovely to see and watch ..

Thank susancole2016
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

beautiful beautiful beautiful sight.. a must do when you're in Melbourne. it's just 85kms form melbourne. take V line train from southbank and get down at waurn ponds and then take a taxi or take a car on rent from Avis car rental. beautiful drive,...More

Thank Companion729002
Reviewed 5 August 2018 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
Reviewed 23 July 2018 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
Reviewed 21 July 2018

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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