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Bells Beach

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Address: Torquay, Victoria, Australia
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Another tick off my bucket list

Had never been to the famous Bells Beach. Was impressed to see about 100 surfers all out there waiting for THE wave. Good parking facilities and excellent viewing platforms and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Melbourne Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had never been to the famous Bells Beach. Was impressed to see about 100 surfers all out there waiting for THE wave. Good parking facilities and excellent viewing platforms and pathways

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach is nice and clean.You can surf here too.There is also nudist spot here.It's little bit hided.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to watch surfers having a go at some relatively big waves. Lots of boardwalks/steps for different viewing points. Beach is accessible, but was not sandy the day we visited and had a lot of rocks/seaweed covering. Would not attempt to surf here unless you know what you're doing. We went on a Friday at 11am and there were... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful surf beach although I have never braved the large waves - do love watching the skills of good surfers though.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our Great Ocean Road trip we had a stop at that famous beach and enjoyed some one hour there. Although the waves were not so huge at that time of the year as during the World Cup you can feel the power of the sea. There were also some surfers and it was fun to look at them for... More 

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Poole,UK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looked forward to seeing the famous Bells Beach, but in reality it was a bit disappointing. Maybe it was the time if year, but no big Sufi goes activity was taking place and compared with other beaches along the GOR it was quite tame. Nevertheless a lovely beach with requisite shops in the town.

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Thank Corrib
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to see some surfers doing their stuff the day we went to Bells Beach. Unlike most surf beaches where you get the mixed bag from beginners to pros, here you only get pros as they are the only ones allowed to surf at this amazing beach.

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Thank AngelaS1959
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My rating is based on the casual visitor going for a drive, not a surfer. Because if you are a visiting surfer down this way then you will certainly enjoy it. See the world famous Bells Beach, hopefully it will have a nice swell running. If you have the skill level by all means go for a surf, but as... More 

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Thank Bradto
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beach is world famous within the surfing community due to the quality of the surf here. There are a couple of carparks with viewing decks on top of the cliffs and good steps leading down to the beach which, other than the surf, is pretty ordinary really.

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bells Beach is a must for all visitors to Torquay regardless of the weather. It never fails to deliver. It is so unpredictable and the views are spectacular. Rember to take photos and access the viewing platforms for a closer view!

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