Only 1.5 hours driving from Melbourne, past Geelong.
Anglesea is Rob's summertime holiday location, that his family visited every summer throughout his childhood. Nowadays we enjoy weekends there in both summer and wintertime.
Anglesea has a surf beach and is great summer holiday location for families.
- Town: Gorgeous small seaside town
- Shopping: shopping village with everything you will ever need
- Beach: Good surf beach break
- Golf Course: the golf course is well known for the large herds of kangaroos that take over the fairways. You can visit just to see the roos, or even play a game on the class course.
- Art gallery: Malaleuca Galley on the main road is worth a browse if you are passing during its limited opening hours.
- Walking: there are great tracks along the river and in the nearby Anglehook Park, or you could walk along the beaches at low tide to Pt Addis or Pt Roadnight.
- in wintertime much of the place closes down and it gets pretty cold.
- Holiday rentals are available, see local Real Estate Agents
- The popular caravan park caters for tents and caravans and is close to the beach
Eating & Drinking:
- Anglesea pub serves good counter meals and the bottle shop is the place to buy your alcohol.
- There is a well stocked supermarket in the main shopping area
- There are plenty of takeaway food joints (Pizza, Fish & Chips, Chinese)
Other things you should know about:
- Bells beach, home of an world famous surf competition is close by
- Up and down the coast are the towns of Torquay and Lorne.
- Anglesea is very close to the official start of the Great Ocean Road.
- Anglesea (38° 25’ S, 144° 11’ E) is named after Anglesey, an island in NW Wales, with a modified spelling. It was previously called Swampy Creek.
- see also photos from around Anglesea.
- see nearby Torquay , Lorne, Aireys Inlet
- read about the Great Ocean Road