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Ocean GroveUnwind and enjoy some sun in Ocean Grove, a popular surf town surrounded by renowned wineries, pristine beaches and golf courses.
Soak up the coastal atmosphere all year round, build a sandcastle with the kids, or use the town as a base to explore the countless natural and contemporary attractions across the region. Situated on the southern coast of the Bellarine Peninsula and fronting Bass Strait, life in Ocean Grove centres on the beautiful wide surf beach. Cool off with a spot of swimming or sign up for surfing and bodyboarding lessons so you can join the throngs of seasoned experts out on the waves. An unbroken stretch of sand reaches out to the mouth of the Barwon River, with the village of Barwon Heads lying opposite. The sandy shoreline is safe for swimming and a great location to bring the kids. The Geelong wine region dips into Ocean Grove, with Oakdene and Banks Road vineyards among those with welcoming cellar doors and restaurants serving up delicious meals to match the wines. Wander along coastal walking tracks that offer superb ocean views, or head into the flourishing nature reserve. Visit the vibrant shopping precinct and browse local art pieces and gourmet produce. At the end of the day, walk down to the beach to watch the sunset over Ocean Grove. Keep the kids occupied with a day on Adventure Park's rides and waterslides or enjoy a round of minigolf at A Maze 'n Games in nearby Wallington. Ocean Grove is just under 100 kilometres from Melbourne, or around an hour and 20 minutes by car along the West Gate and Princes freeways.
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