Beaches

Patrolled Beaches

Although Torquay is known for its perfect surf, there are also some great spots sheltered from the swell that are terrific for families and swimming.

Torquay, part of the Surf Coast is world renowned for its pristine beaches and spectacular coastline. While beach goers are encouraged to enjoy the natural assets caution must be taken at all times. Beach goers are urged to utilize life guard services during the summer season and to always be aware that ocean and waterway conditions change regularly. Beachsafe provides a comprehensive guide to water safety, life saving and ocean conditions within Australia. 

Surf Coast Patrolled Beaches

Volunteer and paid lifeguards patrol popular Surf Coast beaches during the peak summer period. Lifesavers are only on duty when the red and yellow flags are displayed. Remember to always swim between the red and yellow flags at a patrolled beach. 

Popular beaches inlcude;

  • Torquay Back Beach
  • Jan Juc Beach
  • Cosy Corner (located between Torquay’s Front Beach and the rocks at Point Danger)
  • Fishermans Beach

Torquay
November to April – Volunteer Lifeguards weekends and public holidays 
December to February – Paid Lifeguards weekdays 

Torquay – Cosy Corner
December to January – Paid Lifeguards weekdays 

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Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawuurung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Ancestors, past present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage and the connection to their traditional lands. We commit to building genuine and lasting partnerships that recognise, embrace and support the spirit of reconciliation, working towards self-determination, equity of outcomes and an equal voice for Australia’s first people.