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Beaches & coastlines

Experience the best of both worlds on the peninsula, with renowned surf beaches on one side and the calm blue waters of Port Phillip Bay on the other.

Catch a wave at the popular Thirteenth Beach, enjoy a picnic on the white sand, or explore the tracks and trails along the coast while taking in expansive views of The Rip and Bass Strait. Need a rest? Slow down bayside. Cool off during the summer months at tranquil bay beaches, where snorkelling, kayaking and boating opportunities abound.

Eastern Beach

This famous art deco style sea-bathing complex on Corio Bay has a swimming pool surrounded by a large promenade. There is also a more shallow pool for children, and the parkland setting has playground, picnic and barbecue facilities. Geelong Life Saving Club patrols the beach on weekends and public holidays from 27 November to 26 March.

Portarlington

This safe, sandy beach is a popular family holiday camping resort. Extensive shaded foreshore areas have kiosk, picnic, barbecue and play facilities, and there are views of the bay to the Melbourne skyline.

Indented Head

On Port Phillip Bay, between Portarlington and St Leonards are safe swimming beaches that are popular with families. Picnic and camping areas can be found within the foreshore reserve.

St Leonards

This safe, sandy beach and camping ground on shores of Port Phillip Bay is popular for swimming, and a range of watersports. The extensive shaded foreshore reserves have picnic and play facilities.

Queenscliff

The historic resort town has safe, sandy bayside beaches that are popular with families. Wide and tree-lined foreshore reserves have excellent picnic, barbecue and play facilities. 'Narrows' dog exercise beach is nearby.

Point Lonsdale

The safe, protected bay beach is ideal for families as well as the surf beach at the entrance to Port Phillip Bay. There are wide grassed and treed foreshore reserves, a lighthouse and Rip View Lookout. The surf beach is patrolled by lifesavers during summer.

Ocean Grove

Excellent ocean swimming and surfing beach with a café, kiosk and parking. Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club and professional lifeguards patrol from the end of November to Easter (daily from 26 December to 26 January. Weekends and public holidays at other times).

Barwon Heads

This picturesque popular holiday resort has various, sandy, river estuary beaches that are excellent for swimming and windsurfing. There are also picnic and barbecue facilities and a boat ramp.

Barwon Bluff

Climb the limestone cliffs and take in exquisite views across to Ocean Grove main beach, the wild waters of Bass Strait, the Barwon River mouth and The Rip (Port Phillip Bay entrance).

13th Beach

Rugged sandy surf beach at Barwon Heads. One of the closest surf beaches to Geelong and a year-round favourite with surfing diehards. Lifesavers patrol during summer. 

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Beaches & coastlines

Barwon Heads

Relax at Barwon Heads, a popular summer holiday with quiet river beaches and excellent golf courses.

Scuba diving

Discover the underwater world of Port Phillip Bay and explore its 60 nineteenth century shipwrecks.

Fishing

Charter a boat for a game fishing tour or head to a pretty coastal town for a day of pier fishing.

Surfing

Sign up for surf lessons and learn to catch a wave or hit the water to work on your skills.

Ocean Grove

Take in picturesque Ocean Grove, a fantastic spot to enjoy the sun on a surf beach or golf course.

Swimming

From Geelong's waterfront to bayside beaches, there are plenty of places to cool off in summertime.

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