Anglesea

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Situated on the Great Ocean Road where the Anglesea River meets the sea, this coastal town is known for its rare wildflowers, great surf and wildlife.

Explore family-friendly beaches, surf the renowned breaks, play a round of golf with a mob of kangaroos or relax in a casual oceanfront café in Anglesea, a seaside town in Victoria’s Great Ocean Road region. Anglesea’s sweeping, sandy main beach makes it a popular getaway for families, while the surf beach, golf course, stunning nature reserves and scenic headland trails will be sure to delight anyone looking for an active escape on Victoria’s Surf Coast.

Anglesea is an ideal spot for a day at the beach. Pack a picnic, towels, sun protection and a surfboard and head down to the town’s Main Beach, which has a wide sandy section at the shallow tidal river mouth. Pick a spot on the expanse of sand and settle in for the day. This beach is home to the Anglesea Surf Life Saving Club, which patrols Main Beach and the nearby Point Roadknight Beach during the summer period. A section of Main Beach features gentle breaks, ideal for beginner surfers. More experienced surfers might want to check out the bigger swells further north or south of town.

Discover Anglesea’s beautiful eucalyptus forests and coastal wilderness on a network of well-signposted nature trails. Begin the 1-hour Point Addis Koorie Cultural Walk at nearby Point Addis to learn about the heritage and culture of the area’s local Aboriginal people. This spot is also popular launching spot for hang-glider tours. At the Anglesea Golf Club, you can see eastern grey kangaroos grazing on the fairways at dawn or dusk.

Enjoy a barbecue lunch at one of the picnic areas dotted along Anglesea’s oceanfront Coastal Reserve and Coogoorah Park. Find cafés, restaurants, boutique stores and surf shops along Anglesea’s main streets.

Nestled in between Torquay and Aireys Inlet, Anglesea is the first stop heading southwest on the Great Ocean Road from the road’s official start at Torquay. Spend a day or a week exploring Anglesea’s nature trails and scenic beaches. Visit in summer for great beach conditions or in spring to spot beautiful native Australian wildflowers, including rare orchids.

Anglesea Family Caravan Park
Anglesea Family Caravan Park
2 out of 5
35 Cameron Road, Anglesea, VIC
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £90 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
This family-friendly Anglesea campsite is located near the beach, within a 15-minute walk of Edna Bowman Nature Conservation Reserve and Anglesea Bushland Reserve. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (205 reviews)
"Fantastic location. Wasn’t the greatest weather for our stay, but we still thoroughly enjoyed our trip, we filled our days with walks on the beach/river, rock pooling and coffee & meals at many local establishments that are within walking distance to the park."

Reviewed on 15 Nov 2021

Anglesea Family Caravan Park
Great Ocean Road Resort
Great Ocean Road Resort
4 out of 5
105 Great Ocean Road, Anglesea, VIC
Situated on the waterfront, this spa aparthotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Coogoorah Park and 1 mi (1.7 km) from Great Otway National Park. Anglesea Surf Beach ...
4/5 Very Good! (844 reviews)
Missed by that much ...
"Thank you for telling me at 12.13pm on the day of my check in that Reception was closing at 2.00pm, despite the numerous emails ahead of my stay, this was a first! It turns out the staff were having their Christmas Party on that day, just lucky I didn't want to dine at The Coast Restaurant that evening. ..."

Reviewed on 4 Feb 2021

Great Ocean Road Resort
TREE TOP GETAWAY
TREE TOP GETAWAY
23 Belton St, Anglesea, VIC
This family-friendly Anglesea holiday home is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Anglesea Golf Club and Anglesea Surf Beach. Great Otway National ...
5/5 Exceptional! (14 reviews)
Great City Escape
"If you are after a quiet getaway from city life, this is the place to be! Quaint house surrounded by lush foliage. Peaceful surroundings, comfortable and clean house and the amenities well provided. Bonus: fresh bath towels. Friendly cockatoos and kangaroos visit the property. Short drive to the ..."

Reviewed on 17 Jan 2022

TREE TOP GETAWAY
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Anglesea Family Caravan Park
Anglesea Family Caravan Park
2 out of 5
35 Cameron Road, Anglesea, VIC
The price is £90 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
This family-friendly Anglesea campsite is located near the beach, within a 15-minute walk of Edna Bowman Nature Conservation Reserve and Anglesea Bushland Reserve. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (205 reviews)
"Fantastic location. Wasn’t the greatest weather for our stay, but we still thoroughly enjoyed our trip, we filled our days with walks on the beach/river, rock pooling and coffee & meals at many local establishments that are within walking distance to the park."

Reviewed on 15 Nov 2021

Anglesea Family Caravan Park
Great Ocean Road Resort
Great Ocean Road Resort
4 out of 5
105 Great Ocean Road, Anglesea, VIC
Situated on the waterfront, this spa aparthotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Coogoorah Park and 1 mi (1.7 km) from Great Otway National Park. Anglesea Surf Beach ...
4/5 Very Good! (844 reviews)
Missed by that much ...
"Thank you for telling me at 12.13pm on the day of my check in that Reception was closing at 2.00pm, despite the numerous emails ahead of my stay, this was a first! It turns out the staff were having their Christmas Party on that day, just lucky I didn't want to dine at The Coast Restaurant that evening. ..."

Reviewed on 4 Feb 2021

Great Ocean Road Resort
TREE TOP GETAWAY
TREE TOP GETAWAY
23 Belton St, Anglesea, VIC
This family-friendly Anglesea holiday home is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Anglesea Golf Club and Anglesea Surf Beach. Great Otway National ...
5/5 Exceptional! (14 reviews)
Great City Escape
"If you are after a quiet getaway from city life, this is the place to be! Quaint house surrounded by lush foliage. Peaceful surroundings, comfortable and clean house and the amenities well provided. Bonus: fresh bath towels. Friendly cockatoos and kangaroos visit the property. Short drive to the ..."

Reviewed on 17 Jan 2022

TREE TOP GETAWAY
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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