Torquay’s Ultimate Beach Guide
Here’s the top 5 beaches in and around Torquay suitable for families with young bubs, or to let your dog roam free along the waves, all within a short distance from our Torquay Holiday Park – the perfect base for your beach holiday along the Surf Coast. Plus, with a wide range of different accommodation to suit your needs, look no further than our Holiday Park.
Best for Families and Beginner Surfers – Cosy Corner
A short 5-minute drive from our holiday park will take you to Cosy Corner. The unspoilt beach makes it the perfect place for families with little bubs and is one of the busier beaches during the summer months due to its central location in Torquay. There are lifeguards on duty during the summer months, with toilet and shower facilities located near the car park.
There’s also a toddler and junior playground to keep the kids busy while you prep lunch. With plenty of shaded areas and grassy spots with tables and picnic seating here, bring along a packed feast or use the BBQ pits.
The waves here are relatively smooth and gentle and makes it a great spot for beginners! You can hire wetsuits with surfboards or try out stand up paddle boarding from shops nearby.
TIP: If you plan on driving, do get there early as parking during weekends and holidays can be a pain.
Best for Dog Walkers – Whites Beach
Dogs here can walk off the leash all-year round at Whites Beach making it one of the most popular beaches for your furry animals. The beach is a long stretch of beautiful sand and is a friendly place visited often by locals.
Other beaches around Torquay operate on a timeshare restriction, with some areas allowing dogs on a leash from 9am to 7pm. You can find the map and all regulations here.
After your trip to the beach, The Salty Dog Café is a great place for breakfast or coffee and cake, and is the most dog friendly café in town situated along the beach.
Best for Nudist – Point Impossible
If you like the idea of getting completely back to nature, Point Impossible and some parts of Point Addis are optional clothing beaches. The area is remote, peaceful and unpatrolled and has basic toilet facilities at the car park area.
TIP: Point Impossible is filled with surfers in the early morning and late afternoon as it offers some good surf breaks for experienced surfers.
Best for Less Crowds – Point Addis
For those want a more peaceful and relaxing day at the beach, Point Addis is a quiet spot away from the centre of Torquay – a short 15-minute drive. Parking here is limited, but we promise the views of the beach are worth it! It is one of the most picturesque spots on the Great Ocean Road with a mix of white sands and towering rock faces.
Like Point Impossible, Point Addis is a popular spot for surfers and offers some of the best surfing!