Best time to visit Victoria

Beach Season in Victoria

Spend your vacation on one of Victoria's beautiful beaches from which you can enjoy stunning panoramic views of the Southern Ocean

Best time: November–March

Beach Season in Victoria
Beach Season in Victoria
Beach Season in Victoria

The smallest of all the continental states of Australia owns a beautiful coastline, which makes for a perfect holiday spot. The sandy beach area of the province stretches for almost 2,000 km and includes more than 20 marine parks and sanctuaries.

Ninety Mile Beach and Lakes Entrance impress with their clean golden sands and are ideal for swimming. Mornington Peninsula is a great place for families, and Queenscliff is suitable for those who prefer to combine a beach trip with a picnic and seafood.

One of the most popular beach destinations is the coast along the Great Ocean Road where natural limestone pillars, the Twelve Apostles, seem to grow out of the waters of the Southern Ocean. Many interesting adventures await tourists on the Phillip Island, at Cape Woolamai, where pink granite offers stunning views of the wild Bass Strait.

Near Melbourne, there is a wide sandy beach of St. Kilda in Port Phillip Bay, and the beaches of Dendy Street, Middle Brighton, and Brighton in the territory of the city reserve, where you have windsurfing, yachting, and boating. For a more relaxing holiday, the sandy beach of Port Phillip Bay is suitable with special areas protected from boats. Those who prefer sailing and other types of water recreation should check out Elwood Beach with its picnic areas and playgrounds, as well as Williamstown. Wineglass Beach is one of the most secluded and remote bays in the world and is invariably recognized as one of the best and most beautiful beaches.

Practical info

What is the ideal time to visit Victoria for beach activities?

November through March is the perfect time to visit Victoria for fun beach activities. During these months, the weather is warmer, and the sky is brighter, making it perfect to bask in the sun and relax along Victoria's scenic coastal line while being surrounded by the cool southern ocean waters. Show more

Where can I find the Twelve Apostles?

The Twelve Apostles is popular and well-known natural rock pillars along the Great Ocean Road. These rock pillars are around Port Campbell National Park in Victoria, Australia offering scenic views of the coastline as well as other geological formations such as the Gibson Steps and Loch Ard Gorge. Show more

What kind of water activities are available at St. Kilda in Melbourne?

At the beaches of St. Kilda, you can explore many fun water activities like windsurfing, boating, and yachting. These beach areas are well-protected, which provides supreme swimming conditions that leave visitors relaxed and refreshed. You can also visit Luna Park and enjoy a stroll along the pier, watching the penguins come ashore during sunset. Show more

What makes Wineglass Beach unique in Victoria’s beaches?

Wineglass Beach is a hidden crescent-shaped beach with pristine white sands and turquoise waters. It is nestled in Tasmania's Freycinet National Park, far from the usual crowd. The beach has pure pink granite cliffs surrounding it and is well-preserved with clean waters, making it one of the world's most impressive and unique hidden gems to visit. Show more

What is the best time of the day to enjoy captivating views of the Bass Strait at Cape Woolamai?

At Cape Woolamai, you can find yourself indulging in breathtaking views of Bass Strait at the crack of dawn or as the sun sets. Cape Woolamai is renowned for its tall granite cliffs and distinct pink rock formations, making it the ideal spot to get panoramic views of the surroundings, coastlines, and other islands. You can access such sites through several vantage points along the Cape Woolamai loop track. Show more

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