The Best Geelong Beaches

There is no better time to get out and enjoy the sand between your toes, fresh ocean air in your lungs and the refershing sea water! With a host of beautiful Geelong beaches to enjoy there is certainly something for everyone.

Eastern Beach-

Located at the eastern edge of the Geelong Waterfront, the stunning Eastern Beach is a favourite destination for both locals and out-of-town visitors.

Known as the ‘people’s playground’ it’s one of the best beaches in Victoria for families. Here you’ll find barbecue and picnic facilities, a children’s playground, and wide expanses of lush lawn perfect for a game of cricket.

There’s a beautiful art deco pavilion that houses toilets, change rooms, and showers and a gorgeous new cafe and kiosk. Nearby is the fenced children’s pool with a fun fountain in the middle that’s great for the littlies.

Older kids (and grown-ups!) love the huge swimming enclosure that’s surrounded by the historic promenade and shark-proof fence. The whole area is designed for fun water play with floating islands, platforms, slides, and a dive tower.

Our very own Vue Apartments Geelong are conveniently located right on Eastern Beach and have stunning views.

Rippleside Geelong-

Nestled in a pocket of Western Beach, Rippleside Beach is often overlooked by visitors who drive straight past on their way to the more touristed areas. But it’s well worth a stop, especially if you want to avoid the crowds.

This is a small beach with calm water, a floating marina, and a tiny jetty where you can swim or dangle a line. There’s also a great walking track where you can take a stroll and snap a selfie with one of the famous Geelong Bollards.

Sitting adjacent to the beach is Rippleside Park, a grassy reserve with vast open spaces for kids to run wild and a terrific fort style children’s playground. Other amenities include picnic and barbecue facilities and toilets.

Overlooking the bay and Geelong foreshore is the aptly named cafe Ripples On The Bay. Stop by for a coffee or meal while you soak up the view from its huge windows.

North Shore (Vic) Beach Geelong-

If you’re looking for a beach that only the locals know about, then tiny North Shore beach is for you. Located in North Shore Geelong, you’ll find it at the corner of The Esplanade and Seabeach Parade.

Also known as Moorpanyal Beach, the golden strip of sand faces south-east and is backed by 15 metre high cliffs. There’s a clifftop path where you can take a stroll and soak up the scenery.

Set on the bluff above the beach and offering wonderful bay views, is the well cared for Moorpanyal Park. Here you’ll find a modern children’s playground, a barbecue, tables and chairs, shady trees and a toilet block.

This is a great beach for eating fish and chips and there’s a milk bar with takeaway nearby in Seabeach Parade. There are also fast food outlets on Melbourne Road.

Vue Apartments Geelong offers visitors the ultimate location. Located across the road from Eastern Beach, Vue Apartments are just a short walk from Westfield Shopping Centre, the Royal Geelong Yacht Club, and Geelong’s finest waterfront restaurants and cafe’s. So BOOK your Geelong accommodation with us today!