Pull over in a coastal town where the local fish and chip shop is a short sandy stumble from the beach and embark on a summertime seaside tradition. Park yourself on the foreshore and torment the local seagulls with your paper-wrapped package of goodness. Perfectly fluffy potato cakes, hot crispy chips, freshly caught local fish, deep-fried so-bad-they're-good dim sims… all bathed in a perfect sea of vinegar and salt. Everything is better in batter, and everything tastes better at the beach. Or at the end of the pier. Or in your car, watching the surfers… you catch our drift.

Try these popular spots: 

Black Rock, Melbourne
Cerberus Beach House
Off Beach Road, Half Moon Bay, Black Rock

The Geelong Boat House
10 Western Beach Foreshore Road, Geelong

Queenscliff, Bellarine Peninsula
Trident Fish Bar
4 Gellibrand Street, Queenscliff

San Remo, Phillip Island
San Remo Fisherman's Co-op
170 Marine Parade, San Remo

Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula
Fish Fetish
27 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento

Lakes Entrance, Gippsland
Omega 3 Fish & Chips
Safeway Arcade, Lakes Entrance

Apollo Bay, Great Ocean Road
Apollo Bay Fishermen's Co-Op
Trafalgar Street, Apollo Bay

Lorne, Great Ocean Road
Salty Dog Fish & Chippery
Cumberland Resort, Lorne

Port Campbell, Great Ocean Road
Frying Nemo
32 Lord St, Port Campbell

Port Fairy, Great Ocean Road
East Beach Fish & Chips Take Away
146 Griffiths St, Port Fairy

Torquay, Great Ocean Road
36 The Esplanade, Torquay

Warrnambool, Great Ocean Road
East Warrnambool Fish & Chips Shop
4 Nicholson Street, Warrnambool

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