Did you know that nearly three quarters of Australia’s population live near the coast? A trip to Australia would not be complete without experiencing the beach culture of a small town like Torquay.
A day at the beach is a quintessential Australian activity and there is no better place to experience this than Torquay. We are one of the world’s premier surfing destinations and play host to some of Australia’s best beaches.
Travellers come from far and wide to find a perfect wave on our shores.
Our world-famous Bells Beach needs little introduction—it’s home to the Rip Curl Pro and was visited in the famous documentary film ‘The Endless Summer’. Some of the best surfers have sought out Bells Beach for a quality wave.
Other must-visit surfing spots in the Torquay area are Point Danger, Jan Juc, Torquay Point, Bird Rock, and Point Addis. Hardcore surfers will find they have landed in a surfing mecca.
With great surf, striking views and fine, white sand—our beaches mark out a picture-perfect coastal escape for all ages.
We have a bunch of family-friendly beaches like the aptly named ‘cosy corner’ (Torquay Front Beach) and Fisherman’s Beach, both of which are sheltered areas with smaller, flatter waves, which are great for kids. Lifeguards patrol popular beaches during the summer period, including Torquay Back Beach and Jan Juc Beach, so you and your family will feel safe at all times.
There are also plenty of beach-inspired sightseeing opportunities, with Point Addis hitting the top of the list. With a stunningly high cliff-top that peers over the ocean, you can watch the incredible surfing happening below and take in the eye-catching view. It is also a magnificent beach to take a long walk during low tide.
The sea defines life in Torquay. Beach culture is predominant and the surf industry looms large, so our town is the perfect spot to gain a true understanding of Australian coastal living.
*Got a question about Torquay’s beaches? Post it in our forum http://torquay.com.au/ask-a-local/ and a friendly local will respond to you.