Bells Beach

Bells Beach located near Torquay on the southern coast of Victoria in the Great Ocean Road region. It is one of Australia’s best surf beaches. Head to Bells Beach on a weekend and watch Australia’s best surfers carve up the waves. In every Easter weekend, Bells Beach hosts the International professional surfing community for the Rip Curl Pro event.

Bells beach

If you’re a sightseer, Bells Beach is a popular spot with great vantage points along the cliff. High cliffs provide a dramatic backdrop to the natural amphitheatre of the beach. Paragliding over this stunning beach is truly a remarkable experience and something that you will remember for years to come.

Bells beach paragliding

Want more to see near the Bells Beach? Drive 23 km along the Great Ocean Road towards Aireys Inlet, you will find the Split Point Lighthouse. It is a must-see attraction and stands as a stunning sentinel on the surf coast. The Split Point Lighthouse was built in 1891. It still lights every evening to keep ships passing safely on their way to and from Port Phillip Bay, off the rocky shores. Take a trip through maritime history and be amazed by this wild and dangerous coastline where hundreds of ships have crashed.

Split point lighthouse

Look below the lighthouse into the ocean, you will see the spectacular rock formation called Eagle Rock. It is a tall volcanic stack capped by limestone.

Eagle rock

How to get there?

Bells beach is approximately an hour drive from Melbourne. To get to the beach, travel along the Great Ocean Road past Jan Juc, turn left into Bells Boulevard and follow the signs.


There are plenty of free parking spots available near the beach.

Other facilities

Public toilets are available near the car park.

Where to eat?

There are several excellent restaurants and cafes in nearby town of Jan Juc. I would recommend the Bird Rock Café. Don’t forget to have mouth-watering desert at the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery.

Bells Beach map