TOP TEN REASONS TO VISIT BELLS BEACH IN AUSTRALIA
Bells Beach in Victoria, Australia is home to the world's longest running surfing competition the Rip Curl Pro, which was first held in 1961. Arguably the most famous surf break in Australia, most visitors flock to Bells hoping to surf epic waves.
High up on my bucket list, I was lucky to finally visit Bells recently. Being an Australian who’s grown up by the beach, I completely understand why so many locals revere a surf break like Bells. So here are my top ten reasons to visit Bells Beach in Australia:
- Bells Beach is located 100km south west of Melbourne, which means it’s under an hour and a half by car. It’s the perfect destination for a day trip outside of Melbourne.
- Bells Beach has some of the best waves in Australia and the world, so whether you’re a novice or a pro, there are plenty of waves to catch
- Even if you don’t surf, Bells Beach is a great location to enjoy a picnic with friends and family. Klassy Kombi Tours can drive you to and from Bells Beach so you can enjoy a very authentic surfing experience!
- Bells Beach is on the Great Ocean Road, which is one of the prettiest driving roads in Australia. You could fit Bells into a long road trip or drive past it on your way to see the Twelve Apostles.
- If you do surf and the waves aren’t pumping, you can always head over to Torquay and Jan Juc – two other super popular surf breaks in the local area
- You can learn to surf at Bells as well – how cool! Imagine learning how to surf the same saves (well hopefully a little smaller) that the likes of Kelly Slater have won world surfing championships!
- Kangaroos, koalas, dolphins, wombats, whales and seals – you’ll see it all plus more local wildlife in their natural habitat when you visit Bells Beach
- The locals are super friendly and very cool. Don’t be surprised if a local strikes up a conversation in the car park, on the beach or out in the surf.
- The weather might be tempestuous in Victoria (it’s known as the state to experience four seasons in one day) so be prepared to surf or swim in a wetsuit anytime of the year, all year round – but that’s half the fun!
- If you want to spend a night or a week exploring Bells Beach and the Great Ocean Road, stay at the newly refurbished RACV Resort in Torquay – just a short drive from Bells Beach