Best Beachfront Accommodation on The Great Ocean Road

Best Beachfront Accommodation on The Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is one of the prettiest and most diverse stretches of coastline in all of Australia. Driving along the Great Ocean Road is an adventure in itself, but it’s even better when you stay overnight and wake up to the sound of the ocean.

Even if you do plan to sleep in your van or at campsites, a night or two in a hotel near the beach will be an experience worth considering. In this article, we”™ve put together a few of the best beachfront accommodation options along The Great Ocean Road.

Chocolate Gannets


Chocolate Gannets offers luxury beachfront accommodation on The Great Ocean Road. With secluded villas nestled on the shores of Apollo Bay, you”™ll be able to enjoy breathtaking sea views and spa tubs facing the ocean. This is the perfect location for a weekend away to celebrate an anniversary or simply spend time with your significant other.

While these villas are dearer than a hotel or apartment, the secluded location and luxury amenities make it worthwhile. From the comfort of the deck, you”™ll be able to witness the winter storms and spot whales, dolphins and seals. It”™s a truly magical place.

Glenaire Cottage

Glenaire Cottage is a self-contained cottage, set on a hill with beautiful views of the valley and the coast. It’s a 5-minute drive from the beach and the fully fenced yard is great for kids to run around in.

While this Cottage is not directly on the beach, it”™s as close as you”™ll get in this area. The views make it all worth it. You can also start a wood fire or jump in the spa. This cottage is ideal for groups, it can accommodate up to six people, so great for friends or large families. 

Marengo Holiday Park

The Marengo Holiday Park is a great option for travellers who want to experience the outdoors. If you have an RV, campervan or tent, you”™re more than welcome. It”™s located right next to the ocean at the southern end of Apollo Bay.

The campground is popular amongst families for a few reasons:

The site is very well maintained, but since it”™s so popular, you should make sure to book a spot in advance. There is an amenities block with laundry facilities, a camp kitchen and an outdoor BBQ area for all your cooking and cleaning necessities.

Find Accommodation on the Great Ocean Road

These are only just a few of the many great places you can visit along the Great Ocean Road. There are endless camping grounds and many luxury villa options scattered along the coastline for you to choose from. While you are staying in the area, be sure to explore the activities on offer at Port Campbell and Apollo Bay.

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