Anglesea Beach

Anglesea Beach

The main swimming beach in Anglesea is located next to the mouth of the Anglesea River. The popular beach is moderately safe and patrolled during peak times.  A great place to learn to surf, swim, or simply relax on the beach, Anglesea Beach is an excellent family friendly ocean escape.

The Surf Coast Walk connects Torquay to Anglesea and offers sweeping landscape views over the Anglesea Surf Life Saving Club and the Point Roadknight point.  With the local Anglesea General Store just around the corner, Anglesea Beach should be your next coastal holiday destination.

The Anglesea Family Caravan Park is the only holiday park in Anglesea with beach and river frontage, positioned at the start of the Great Ocean Road.

Anglesea Beach is a timeshare dog friendly area and from the 1 December – 28 February and Easter dogs are only permitted off leash between 7pm and 9am. All other times dogs are allowed off leash, under control.  For more information about dog friendly beaches, visit the Surf Coast Shire’s website.

Environmental volunteer groups in the region

Anglesea, Aireys Inlet Society for the protection of Flora and Fauna

A prominent environmental group in Anglesea, ANGAIR is dedicated to protecting the indigenous flora and fauna of Anglesea and Aireys Inlet. The group has over 600 members and participate in a variety of activities designed to include members of all ages and abilities. From weeding to propagating plants, nature walks and more, ANGAIR has an environmental activity for everyone.

The group was established in 1968 and works on all crown land in the vicinity of Anglesea and Aireys Inlet.

The group has published several documents, including the Flowers of Anglesea and Aireys Inlet, Anglesea – A Natural History Study and more, all available on their website,

ANGAIR has an extensive calendar filled with a variety of activities throughout the week and on weekends, including:

  • environmental care (weeding)
  • propagation of local native species
  • nature walks
  • bird walks
  • working with schools and university students on environmental care
  • maintaining and opening an extensive environmental library
  • environmental talks and presentations
  • assisting with research projects
  • microscope group

Full event calendar available at,au.

Plant propagation | every Tuesday and Thursday, 9.00am

Working bees | 3 Mondays a month, followed by morning tea. Meet at 9:30am at the ANGAIR Natural History Centre, McMillan St, Anglesea.

Contact |  Carl Rayner on 0439 558 600

View the blogs

Read the latest volunteer stories from ANGAIR on our blog.

ANGAIR sub-committee

Friends of Anglesea Coast is a subcommittee of ANGAIR and was formed in 1995 to care for the coastal reserves from the Anglesea Beachfront Caravan Park to O’Donhues Road, Point Roadknight.

The group has been working to restore the Soapy Rocks section of the Surf Coast Walk near Point Roadknight, revegetating the landscape to improve the scenic outlook of the area.

The group is also involved in the protection and enhancement of indigenous vegetation along the Anglesea Main Beach sand dunes and the vegetation at Point Roadknight.

Working bees | Second Saturday of each month, 10:00am-12:00pm

Locations | Meet at the Anglesea Motor Yacht Club, Point Roadknight.

Contact | Carl Rayner on 0439 558 600 or email

Facilities and features

  • Public toilets; amenities for people with a disability; all-abilities access; parking for people with a disability; long vehicle parking; water fountains; dog bags; lookout / viewing platforms; playground; picnic tables; walking tracks – Surf Coast Walk; dog friendly; car parking; Surf Life Saving Club; family friendly

Other coastal reserves

Great Ocean Road Coast Committee

On 1 December 2020 GORCC transitioned to the Great Ocean Road Coast and Parks Authority. Please visit: