Address: Torquay, Victoria, Australia
Hundred Kilometres South West of Melbourne on the Great Ocean Road, near Torquay, this self-styled surfing capital of Victoria is one of the most famous beaches in Australia. Bells beach is the home of surfing in Victoria. It is an internationally recognised destination for surfers and the annual international event, Rip Curl Pro is an added bonus.
The beach is named after pastoralist John Cavert Bell, an early settler who moved here in 1840.
World’s longest running surfing competition Rip Curl Pro Surf and Music Festival held annually here. The first surfing contest was held in 1961. The surfing at Bells beach is consistently good because of its seabed topography. The gently sloping limestone reef extends offshore providing a solid platform on which the waves form and break.
The beach has water, toilets and showers, a sealed parking area for 200 cars. The beach is classified as moderately hazard 6 by Victoria Life Saving.
How reach Bells Beach
By Train and Bus – Find details here – http://www.railmaps.com.au/routedetails.php?RouteSelect=378
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