It’s an amazing spot. There isn’t much ‘beach’ at Bells, it’s mostly a cliff-face, and views from the car park are spectacular.
Bells Beach has retained its natural state. There is and will not be, certainly in the foreseeable future, any construction development at Bells Beach and we agree, it should stay that way.
A vision of the recently released draft Victorian Coastal Strategy sets the scene for Bells –
‘To respect and protect the natural environment, indigenous heritage and surfing culture of Bells Beach’.
Whilst you can’t stay at Bells Beach itself, there are plenty of options in the surrounding area. Torquay is a popular place for families to stay during the Rip Curl Pro because not all the action happens in the water, there’s plenty happening on land. There is a guaranteed party atmosphere, as the locals get in on the act with fun activities available for the whole family.
By the way, whilst the whole region is known for its amazing surf, there are more gentle waves for us who are not quite up to Bells standards. The Torquay main beach, Jan Juc and even Cosy Corner usually have suitable waves for all skill levels at that time of year. The region also boasts Learn to Surf schools for beginners.
The Rip Curl Pro Surfing contest runs from: Wednesday 1st of April 2015 to Sunday 12th of April 2015 (including the Easter Break)
See the Ripcurl website for further details on the event hosts website.