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Published March 8th 2015
A beach day and more at Anglesea
Looking for something to do over the school holidays, Easter or a long weekend? Take a drive to Anglesea for the day and explore this beachside town along Victoria's Great Ocean Road.
Anglesea is approximately 115km from Melbourne's CBD or about a 1.5 hours drive. It is situated along the Great Ocean Rd, Victoria's scenic coastal drive which offers stunning views of this rugged piece of coastline.
Point Roadknight, Image from Wikipedia
1. Point Roadknight Beach is on the south side of Anglesea town with the turn off approximately 2.3km from the bridge as you over the river at Anglesea. As you take the turn off to Point Roadknight you keep heading toward the beach until you reach the car park which is on the corner of Melba Parade and Eighth Avenue.
A block of toilets, showers and a little kiosk is situated within the car park and the beach can be found a short walk from the car park. There is no fee to pay for car parking and generally it is quite easy to get a park. Spend a few hours at this sheltered beach which is ideal for children.
Image from Anglesea canoe hire website
2. Hire a canoe or paddle boat for an hour or two at the Anglesea River from Anglesea Paddle Boat and Canoes. The Anglesea River offers calm waters to try you hand at paddle boating, fun boats or canoeing. For more information view their Facebook page.
3. Anglesea Park at the Anglesea surf beach is a sand based playground more suited to older children. Set along the Anglesea River the playground offers picnic tables, water fountain and public toilets. The playground itself offers climbing walls of differing difficulty, a climbing frame, slide and tyre swing. The park is located on the bend in Anglesea just south of the bridge and not too far from Parker Street and the Great Ocean Road.
4. Fish and Chips for dinner at the Anglesea park is a great place to finish off a beach day. Drive or walk into the main part of town, grab some fish and chips and enjoy the picnic tables at the park.
Enjoy the picnic tables at Anglesea park, author image