Beaches

Apollo Bay Beaches

Take a stroll along the wide, crescent-shaped sandy beach of Apollo Bay offset by a stunning backdrop of rolling green hills. 

Apollo Bay Beach

A 3km long eastern facing beach, Apollo Bay provides safe, patrolled (during peak periods) waters for walking, swimming, surfing, fishing, boating, sand castle building and beach cricket. Starting at the South end of the beach, Point Bunbury and the harbour wall create a protected bay best suited for families and leisurely bathers. This is the area patrolled by the Apollo Bay Life Saving Club during the summer months and popular weekends. 

Starting at the South end of the beach, Point Bunbury and the harbour wall create a protected bay best suited for families and leisurely bathers. This is the area patrolled by the Apollo Bay Life Saving Club during the summer months and popular weekends. Moving north away from the breakwater of Point Bunbury, the swell starts to build, providing space for the coastal staples of surfing and fishing. Surf along this stretch of coast provides fun and relatively safe conditions, although caution is recommended as rips along with wave size build the further north you travel. 

Apollo Bay can be a great learners wave, with surf schools in the area taking advantage of the protected conditions. Apollo Bay has lifesavers on patrol during the summer months. 

 

Marengo Beach

Marengo is a small township just 3kms west of Apollo Bay, surrounded by beautiful beaches it’s definitely a must see.

There’s a small wave on the inside of the marine sanctuary – other offshore and beach breaks are for experienced surfers only. The Marengo Reefs Marine Sanctuary is home to the local colony of Australian Fur Seals, get up close and personal by taking a scenic boat trip or kayaking tour. Marengo beach is a perfect place for a Rock Pool Ramble, take the children to find the small crabs scuttling for cover or fossick for shells.
For more information about conditions and patrol activities, visit the Beach Safe website. 

Accommodation Nearby

Valley View Nature Retreat

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Stellavista

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Sandpiper Motel

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Apollo Bay Eco YHA

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Things To Do Nearby

Arts Inc Gallery

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Apollo Bay Bloom

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Apollo Bay Surf Shop

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Galapagos Book Store

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Places To Eat & Drink

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