It’s just so easy to relax in these fabulous coastal villages
The Seaside villages along the Bellarine Peninsula have been a popular destination for travellers for more than a century. Bellarine Peninsula accommodation has been continually growing and adjusting to meet the changing requirements of this increasing market. Just a short drive from Melbourne these seaside resorts have proven to be the perfect destination for family holidays. Swimming, sailing, boating, scuba diving and surfing are all popular pastimes. Safe, surf beaches for the kids and wonderful cool climate wines for the parents. It’s exciting to explore the Bellarine Peninsula’s bay and ocean beaches. Portarlington, St Leonards and Indented Head have views across the bay to Melbourne and the gentle waters are ideal for swimming, fishing, boating and snorkelling; great for the kids. It’s a favourite pastime of many people to watch huge ships pass through the heads at Queenscliff, known for it’s treacherous rips and so close to the Mornington Peninsula. Ocean Grove is popular for its wide surf beach and 13th Beach, just around the corner from Barwon Heads has some of the best surf in the state. There’s plenty of things to do to keep the whole family happy with historic forts, galleries, museums, steam locomotives and water activities above and below the surface of Port Phillip Bay. Most visitors to the Bellarine Peninsula will choose to stay in one of the seaside towns but the peninsula also offers a good day trip from Melbourne. It’s the perfect loop. Start in Geelong and travel in a clockwise direction all the way around the coast. From Queenscliff you can take the ferry over to the Mornington Peninsula or alternatively, head in the other direction towards the Great Ocean Road.
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