Nature & parks in Torquay

THE 10 BEST Parks & Nature Attractions in Torquay

Nature & Parks in Torquay

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  • Tom B
    Melbourne, Australia1,581 contributions
    The waves were breaking at Winkipop not Bells but still worth a visit. No flags or surf patrol so we headed back to Jan Juc for a swim
    Written 31 December 2023
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  • Jude
    Torquay, Australia598 contributions
    This beach is most lovely to stroll along, clean, long, good surf and incredibly dog friendly! But if you are a little nervous of nudity on the beach this is not the place for you. It is one of the nudist beaches in the region so consider that before going there. But highly recommended, not crowded and very peaceful. Remote from the township of Torquay so no shops or facilities apart from a basic toilet block at the car parking area. Access to the beach over soft sandy paths meandering through the sand dunes.
    Written 8 April 2019
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  • CodyDC
    Washington DC, DC5,934 contributions
    This was our first stop as part of our Great Ocean Rd tour from Melbourne. We had about 20 minutes to explore the beach on a rainy morning, but it looked nice. Worth the stop
    Written 6 January 2024
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  • AraleMelbourne
    Melbourne, Australia401 contributions
    Walking leisurely along the beach and coming across this playground was a highlight for the kids. It also broke up their walk along the coast which was nice. There is toilet facilities as well as a drink fountain to fill up your bottles. We spent close to an hour here before continuing with our walk.
    Written 10 July 2021
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  • Simon B
    City of Greater Geelong, Australia2,776 contributions
    Fisho’s is the local go-to for a long walk on firm sand, without or with a dog. Also good for young families as sheltered bay offers gentle water for safe and shallow play.
    Written 22 May 2019
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  • Dianne O
    Torquay, Australia35 contributions
    We love to walk our dogs in this local park. It is full of native trees and birds. Once we even saw an echidna! There are bbqs for visitors opposite the beach, and it has lots of shaded areas to walk.
    Written 23 January 2019
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  • mon
    Darwin, Australia2 contributions
    Friendly staff, who look happy working in the park . Clean amenities. Friendly shop .
    Totally recommend to families that don't need any frills
    Written 19 December 2022
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  • Simon B
    City of Greater Geelong, Australia2,776 contributions
    Great Surfcoast place with small car park found hidden on west side of SLSC.
    Often take my tween boys when swell 1-2 m for a fairly safe near-to-shore surf.
    Swallow estuary mouth beside break is Spring Creek.
    Supervise kids on pretty grass hill adjacent to sandy beach.
    A lovely spot.
    Written 2 July 2022
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  • Traveller
    Melbourne, Australia15,756 contributions
    My wife and I visited this place during our recent holiday in Torquay for two nights. We stayed at The Sands Golf Resort, which is within a short walking distance from this beach.

    The walk from The Esplanade to this beach across the boardwalk is very scenic and pleasant. The sandy beach was very secluded during the time of our visit. There were a few locals walking their dogs.

    This beach is around 3.5 km from Torquay town centre, which is probably why very few tourists would come here and is probably the reason why there has not been any reviews on Tripadvisor yet.

    This beach is very nice. It is one of the best that I have visited and I have been to a few hundred beaches in several countries over the years.
    Written 17 September 2022
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  • The Wandering Reviewer
    Melbourne, Australia9,806 contributions
    This is a lovely, open reserve that is important to the area as it’s dominated by coastal salt marsh and ancient coastal moonah woodlands.
    Plus the Karaaf wetlands.
    The waterways are influenced by the seasonal freshwater flows of Thompson Creek and the tidal inflows from Bass Strait. It is home to many bird species, including the threatened Orange-Bellied Parrot.
    No dogs allowed.
    Written 17 March 2019
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  • K72
    Melbourne, Australia3,006 contributions
    Skate park next to a footy oval and community centre. Popular with the locals on bikes and boards. On a major road so easily accessible.
    Written 18 April 2023
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