Sun-kissed and bronzed, Ocean Grove on Victoria's Bellarine Peninsula is the kind of summer holiday destination that never goes out of fashion.
Situated on the southern coast of the Bellarine Peninsula and fronting Bass Strait, life in Ocean Grove centres around the beautiful wide surf beach. Surf lessons are available for those wanting to join the throngs of seasoned experts out on the waves.
An unbroken stretch of sand reaches out to the mouth of the Barwon River, with the village of Barwon Heads lying opposite. The sandy shoreline is safe for swimming and a great spot for families.
The Geelong wine region dips into Ocean Grove, with Oakdene and Banks Road vineyards among those with welcoming cellar doors and restaurants serving up delicious meals to match the wines.
Wander along coastal walking tracks offer superb beach views, or into the flourishing nature reserve. Visit the upbeat shopping precinct and browse local art pieces and gourmet produce. From its beachside vantage point, The Dunes Café Bar and Restaurant is an ideal place to witness sunset over Ocean Grove.
Ocean Grove is just under 100 kilometres from Melbourne, or around and hour and 20 minutes by car along the West Gate and Princes freeways.