Another great surf beach on the Surf Coast of Victoria is next to Bells Beach, Winkipop.
Other surf beaches in the area include Centreside and Southside. For the history behind the naming of this break, see Winkipop Surf.
Off the coast here is the Point Addis Marine National Park, including the Eagle Rock Marine Sanctuary and Point Danger Marine Sanctuary. These Marine National Parks have been created to proctect areas of the ocean, including animals, plants and marine habitats.
Much of the marine wildlife and flora found here, in fact around 90% of it, is found nowhere else in the world.
People are encouraged to use these waters for swimming, surfing, diving and snorkelling as well as boating. Please do not fish, use netting or spearfishing or otherwise kill any marine life found here.
Winkipop and Bells Beach is a short drive south of Torquay. To get to Torquay, take the the M1 motorway south west from Melbourne. About an hours drive from Melbourne Airport and 15 minutes from Geelong. Train and coach approximately 1 and 1/2 hours.
Torquay is popular during school holidays and hotels in Torquay can be fully booked well before the busy season.
See the Great Ocean Road Map Great Ocean Road Map.
Winkipop Surf Break
Along the Great Ocean Road You can find budget to luxury places to stay: resorts and hotels to beach cabins.
Main Photo: Winkipop Surf Beach on the Surf Coast of Victoria
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