Surfing is a great option to get out and enjoy the waves.

Just starting out? Try surfing or stand up paddle boarding with a qualified instructor


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Apollo Bay Beach

An eastern facing beach offering a progressive beach waves, growing in size and power as you head north away from the Apollo Bay Harbour. Apollo Bay can be a great learners wave, with surf schools in the area taking advantage of the protected conditions. Apollo Bay has lifesavers on patrol during the summer months.

Marengo Beach

Marengo is a small township just 3kms west of Apollo Bay, surrounded by beautiful beaches it’s definitely a must see. There's a small wave on the inside of the marine sanctuary - other offshore and beach breaks are for experienced surfers only.  The Marengo Reefs Marine Sanctuary is home to the local colony of Australian Fur Seals, get up close and personal by taking a scenic boat trip or kayaking tour. Marengo beach is a perfect place for a Rock Pool Ramble, take the children to find the small crabs scuttling for cover or fossick for shells.

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Skenes Creek Beach

Skenes Creek is an easily accessed beach offering a left and a right break.  Conditions can be rough and it's recommended for experienced surfers.  It is also a great beach for families with rock pooling and plenty of space for beach activities.

Otways Beaches

Further afield you will find beautiful secluded beaches to the West of Apollo Bay and some lovely, easy to access spots to the East.  Explore all the Otways beaches here.