A surfer's rocky ride
Victoria’s rugged and rocky coastline is home to some of Australia’s best surf, brought in by the wild Southern Ocean. From Brighton Beach’s symbolic bright beach houses to Gippsland’s Ninety Mile Beach, Victoria’s 2000 kilometers of coastline spots beaches of all shapes and sizes, for surfers, swimmers or sunbathers.
Where are some good beaches for sun and surf in Victoria?
In Victoria, many surfers head straight to the Surf Coast, west of Melbourne, where a number of well known beaches are situated, most notably that of the world famous Bells Beach. Popular fishing and surfing beaches around this area are that of Torquay and Jan Juc, where lifesavers patrol during summer.
Impressively large waves are common on beaches around the Great Ocean Road, particularly Port Campbell, and although it’s all too tempting to try beginners luck, it’s often best to leave these waves to the more experienced surfers.
A historic beach popular with tourists, St Kilda Beach and its accompanying esplanade is a busy weekend destination for swimmers, beachside diners and iconic ice cream vans. The main beach closest to the city, St Kilda is a popular beach for families, with gentle waves and a friendly, upbeat atmosphere.
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