Does any of the below sound like you?
- You enjoy walking along the beach
- Looking for a place to play golf where kangaroos frequent the golf course
- Enjoy camping in a camping ground without being on top of other campers
- Love wildlife sharing your camping ground
- Searching for a place to take in the serenity and relax
- Looking for an escape close to the Melbourne CBD
If any of the above is what you are looking for, then I suggest you head to Anglesea Family Caravan Park. This is where my parents decided to stay. One of Mums friends have an onsite caravan there and recommended it. There are lots of other options for accomodation in the surrounding areas.
What Can I Do In Anglesea?
The main attraction is definitely the beautiful beach. You can have fun, clambering over the rocks or lazing on the beach. For the golf fanatics there’s a great golf course famous for the number of kangaroos that also enjoy the course. If you’re into lawn bowls there’s the local green to visit. It’s also a great place to stop if you are visiting the Otway Ranges or going on a longer journey to explore the Great Ocean Road including the 12 Apostles. It’s a popular spot for the experienced and novice surfers. For those that like to keep their feet on the ground, you may like to fish by the river mouth. You can stroll or drive to the nearby Coogoorah Park where you can fish, put your kayak in or watch the kids play in the playground.
Day 1 Itinerary
We headed to Anglesea after work and arrived late at night. If you are able to leave earlier in the day and coming from the Melbourne CBD or that direction, I would recommend you stop along the way and check out Geelong which is a beautiful city southwest of Melbourne. It’s lovely to stroll along the Waterfront Esplanade and checkout the 19th century carousel. As you stroll along the waterfront to the Eastern Beach admire the bollards and walk around the sea bath.
Day 2 Itinerary
After breakfast it was time to meet up with Mums friends and go for a 3hr walk along the beautiful Anglesea Beach. It was a minute stroll to get to the beach from our camping spot. Perfect! Once we were on the beach we had fun strolling along the beautiful sand, clambering over the rocks and rock pools.
Refreshments were had on the way home at the Anglesea Surf Club which is up the hill and overlooks along the beach and ocean.
The afternoon was spent walking along the river track into town via Lions Park Reserve. It was then time for a game of mini golf at the camping ground.
The perfect way to end a relaxing day was to catch up with our friends. Enjoying a drink or two, chatting the night away whilst looking out for the kangaroos that frequent the camp ground.
Day 3 Itinerary
This was our last day. We packed up the camper van and checked out. We parked in town and went on a walk to check out Anglesea. We walked to the nearby Coogoorah Park through the bushland tracks. It was another lovely place to explore. People were fishing from the jetties, rowing in their kayaks and kids having fun in the playground. There was a cool wooden ship which is inspired by the ship ‘Inverlochy’ which was shipwrecked off the coast in 1902.
After exploring the Coogoorah Park, we walked past the Anglesea Golf Club. The kangaroos were hanging out with the golfers. Sadly it was then time to say good bye to our friends and make our way home. On our way home we stopped at Point Addis Marine National Park. We walked along the boardwalk whilst admiring the beautiful views of the ocean below.
We stopped for a brief walk along Jan Juc Beach, Torquay Beach and Bells Beach which is famous for the WSL, Coke Cola Classic surfing tournament which is held once a year. The beaches are beautiful. You can stroll along the beach or stop and watch the numerous surfie’s waiting for and riding the big waves.
Point Addis Marine National Park Location
Point Addis Marine National Park is located near Anglesea, Victoria Australia
Bells Beach Location
Bells Beach Location is approximately 12km, 13 min drive from Anglesea
Jan Juc Beach, Torquay Location
Jan Juc Beach is approximately 18km, 17 min drive from Anglesea and is located immediately south of Torquay
Torquay Beach Location
Torquay Beach is approximately 18km, 17 min drive from Anglesea
Coogoorah Park Location
- 21 River Reserve Road, Anglesea 3230 Victoria Australia
- The Coogoorah Park is approximately 1 hr 30 min, 113km from the Melbourne CBD
Why I Loved Staying at Anglesea Family Caravan Park
- Kangaroos frequented the caravan park
- Our camp site was right next door to the track to Anglesea beach
- Walking distance to Anglesea shops
- Anglesea Lawn Bowls was within walking distance
- The camping ground had a swimming pool, 9 hole mini golf course, playground for the kids which included a jumping pillow, games room and the camp kitchen was one of the best we’ve come across
- The camp sites were a decent size
About Anglesea Beach
The Anglesea Beach is 400m long and lies next to the mouth of the Anglesea River. The cliffs along the beach are eroding and the earthy tones of the cliffs are spectacular. The beach is moderately safe for swimming and it is recommended to swim on the bar and in the patrolled areas, avoid the rip against the southern rocks. You can have a refreshment at the Anglesea Life Saving Club which has a great view looking down onto the beach. It’s a very scenic place to visit.
Anglesea Family Caravan Park Location
- 35 Cameron Rd, Anglesea Vic 3230 Australia
- It’s approximately 113km, 1 hr 30 mins from the Melbourne CBD
How Long Would I Stay Here?
Whether you are wanting a beachside relaxing holiday or to use Anglesea as a base to drive to nearby attractions you could easily spend 3 or more days here.
Have you explored this beautiful part of Victoria? If you have, we’d love to hear of your adventures and places you recommend we should visit.