Beaches in Anglesea

Beaches in Anglesea

Everyone loves the beach and there’s no better place to kick off your Anglesea Adventure! Summer or winter, there’s fun and action aplenty on the sand and water. Seeking adventure? We’ve got water sports galore. (Did we mention the surf?) Looking to kick-back? Relax and retreat just beyond the hotspots for your very own private vista. 


Between Main Beach and Point Roadknight you’re spoilt for choice for safe, patrolled spots to take the littler water babies for a family day out. For rock pooling, dog running or beach walking, head to Soapy Rocks (pictured above) or Urquhart Bluff. Further along the Surf Coast, discover even more amazing beach spots: famous Bells Beach, Point Addis or, to the west, Fairhaven.

Let’s get out there and explore in the wild ocean air! Around 10km north-east of Anglesea, find Point Addis where rugged sandstone cliffs overlook a marine national park. It’s a popular launch-pad for hang gliders. Clamber down the steps from the cliff top to the beach and a much-faved surfing spot.

Anglesea Main Beach

Main Beach’s shallow waves are ideal for learn-to-surf fun. Imagine your whole gang tackling their first waves together in a safe setting, under pro guidance. Look for Main Beach car park near ‘Shark Park’ or simply stroll along the river and you’re there. 

Point Roadknight

Point Roadknight’s gorgeous sheltered bay beach is a fave spot for families with little ones. Popular for sailing and windsurfing, there’s always plenty to see plus a boat ramp, ample parking, public toilets and a cafe/kiosk serving up the good stuff in the busy season. 

Soapy Rocks

Soapy Rocks is the back beach between the Anglesea Surf Club and Point Roadknight Beach. Known for its ultra-explorable outcrop of slippery rocks (hence the name Soapy) at either end of the 750m long beach. 

Instaworthy Beaches

Soapy Rocks is the back beach between the Anglesea Surf Club and Point Roadknight Beach. Known for its ultra-explorable outcrop of slippery rocks (hence the name Soapy) at either end of the 750m long beach. 

Urqharts Bluff
A beautiful scenic beach with a popular surf break, picnic tables and grass area right on the beach — perfect for group selfies. 

Bells Beach
Find legendary Bells Beach between Anglesea and Torquay. Snap a specky vista shot from the iconic clifftop as you watch skilled surfers doing their thing. 

Point Addis
Grab action shots while rockpooling, gazing out from clifftop lookouts and exploring nature walks. The surf is pretty cool here too! 

Family Friendly Beaches

Point Roadknight is your happy place for whole-of-family beach adventures. A long sandy beach with easy waves for newbie surfers or boogie boarders. Patrolled in summer. 

Anglesea Main Beach is super handy to town, the shops and the riverbank precinct, Anglesea Main Beach is THE place to let the kiddies loose! Patrolled in peak visitor season. 

It’s always safest to swim between the flags. To find up to date info on patrolled beaches head to Beach Safe. 

Dog Friendly Beaches 

West of Point Roadkinight a section of beach allows your four-legged friend off their leash at all times. 

Your dog is allowed on a leash on the Anglesea Main Beach at designated times.

Find out exactly where you can take your dog. Download the Surf Coast Shire Dog Regulations map here.

Accommodation Nearby

Things To Do Nearby

Places To Eat & Drink

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The Lighthouse Tea Rooms

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4 Kings Coffee


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