I AM ANGLESEA
With salty hair, sandy toes and wind against your cheeks slide down sand dunes, explore the forests, swim in the sea, float on the river, breathe the wild air, gaze at the stars…and enjoy the natural world.
Where the river meets the ocean, the seaside town of Anglesea boasts towering coastal cliffs and sprawling white beaches along the Great Ocean Road and is nestled between the nearby coastal towns of Torquay and Aireys Inlet.
Disconnect from the ordinary and reconnect with the extraordinary. Whether you're a nature lover, or simply love being outdoors…whether you take an hour or a full day, the Surf Coast Walk puts a stunning and unique coastal environment within easy reach. Feel the dirt and sand beneath your feet, put one foot in front of the other, take a breath, pause and look around.
Fall under the spell of the wild ocean. Play in the sun on Anglesea's main beach, a wide sandy expanse beside the Anglesea River, which is perfect for swimming, surfing, or simply relaxing. On holiday with the kids? Paddle in protected waters at nearby Point Roadknight beach. Learn from the pros with lessons in surfing, sailing and windsurfing at one of the local beaches.
Check out the trails, with ample space to run amok and throw mud on your tyres. Pass through eucalypt forests and dense fern gullies and discover a new feature every time you visit with its purpose-built XC and downhill trails, with obstacles including log rides and boardwalks. Perfect your jumps at the Anglesea Bike Park Mountain Cross Track, Victoria's first professionally designed loop and jumps track.
Nature provides an extensive playground of sheltered beaches where kids can make sand castles, swim and run expending excess energy and making joyous laughter and happy memories. When the beach weather turns head to the shipwreck playground and picnic areas at Coogarah Park set on the riverbank just a couple of minutes from the centre of town. There are also walking tracks and a skate park in the grounds.
Take to the waters - canoe on the idyllic Anglesea River for a new perspective. Fun for the whole family!
Tempt your tastebuds
Escape from the hustle and bustle and indulge in some homemade comfort food. Discover Anglesea's cafes and eateries this winter
Discover the Anglesea Heath
The Anglesea Heath is known to enthusiasts for it's large variety of native orchid species ... Take a walk to spot some of them
Walk this way
Surf Coast Walk
Try a section of the Surf Coast Walk. Head East to Bells Beach or stroll to the West to visit Aireys Inlet and Split Point Lighthouse
On the sand...
Pick a secluded beach this winter and let the sound of the waves sooth your soul. If you're lucky you may even spot a whale!
Stroll the Anglesea river bank, spot some wildlife and enjoy the ambience...
Find a place to stay in Anglesea Adventure
Browse through our selection of accommodation
With views of the idyllic Anglesea river, Uber Mama is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious meal, coffee and cake or cold beer.
Sea Eyes Café is a very relaxed eating place that focuses on simple, fresh and wholesome meals. Using mostly local produce the chef takes great pride in creating fantastic tasting meals.
The Offshore Cafe is located in the heart of a small beach town Anglesea. Catering for both take-away and eat-in, this quaint little cafe boasts cafe style food for all.
a la grecque
a la grecque is a modern Greek Australian restaurant. Situated on the famous Great Ocean Road in Aireys Inlet, it is a short drive from Geelong or Torquay.
Jums Chicken Bar
Jums Chicken Bar is an Anglesea institution. Established over 30 years ago, Jums is best known for their hot chips and gravy. Jums provides the ideal post surf or swim snack.
Willows Tea House
Willows Tea House is located next to the amazing Split Point Lighthouse. There is a lot to like about this historical cafe.