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Barwon Heads

Relax, unwind and enjoy the slower pace of Barwon Heads, a popular summer destination at the mouth of the Barwon River. Soak up the coastal scenery all year round and find a beach for every occasion, from renowned surf breaks to river beaches and snorkelling grounds. Wander along the white sand, while away the day in friendly cafes, and work on your swing at some of the finest golf courses in the state.

Ocean greens

Play a round at some of the country's best golf courses on the Bellarine Peninsula. Studded with superbly sculpted, five-star courses, Barwon Heads is home to three of Australia's Top 50 public access courses (Ausgolf magazine). Tee off at Thirteenth Beach at Barwon Heads on either the Creek Course, designed by six-time major winner Sir Nick Faldo, or the Beach Course, designed by Tony Cashmore.

Barwon Heads Golf Club with its National Trust and Heritage Victoria listed clubhouse is another favourite famed for its ambience and old world charm. So hit the greens and enjoy stunning architecture and ocean views, sea air and friendly wildlife.

In the water

Swim in the wide and picturesque river estuary or along the sandy river foreshore at the river mouth. Cast a line for a spot of fishing or, for more heart-racing adventure, head to the Bluff at Thirteenth Beach for some lively surfing action.

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Barwon Heads

Golf

Barwon Heads Golf Club

Nestled among the coastal dunes just metres from the spectacular Victorian Surf Coast, the exceptional Barwon Heads Golf Club is one of the most...

National parks & reserves

Barwon Bluff Marine Sanctuary

Located near the mouth of Barwon River, Barwon Bluff Marine Sanctuary protects 17ha of predominately composed of reef. The eastern half of the reef...

Restaurants

At The Heads

Welcome to "At The Heads" Located at the river mouth in Barwon Heads, At The Heads is arguably one of The Bellarine's most unique dining experiences....

Beaches & coastlines

Thirteenth Beach

Grab your board or walking shoes and hit this popular surf beach, suitable for both learner and advanced surfers, and perfect for a refreshing stroll.

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Food & wine

Bellarine Taste Trail

Treat your tastebuds to the best of the Bellarine Peninsula. Savour the local flavours at wineries, farmgates, provedores, restaurants, cafes and more.

Water sports

Surfing

On the doorstep to the world-famous breaks of the Great Ocean Road, the peninsula is the perfect place to learn to surf or work on your skills.

Water sports

Swimming

From Geelong's vibrant waterfront to quiet bayside beaches along the peninsula, there are plenty of places to cool off during the summer months.

Nature & wildlife

Beaches and coastlines

Ride the waves, take a walk along the white sand, or cool off during the summer months at bayside and ocean beaches in Geelong and the Bellarine.