Beach Resorts in Victoria

Thinking of a longer summer escape or a quick weekend getaway away to visit the beach? There are plenty of choices for beach resorts in Victoria from long beautiful beaches to quiet little coves and everything in between.

Whether you need a break solo, with friends or a partner or lots of space for a family friendly getaway you can use these ideas to create a short list and book your holiday at a beach resort in Victoria, Australia.

This list includes both traditional resorts and holiday parks that have resort like facilities such as pools or restaurants. In many places in Victoria, there are no true beach resorts but rather luxury holiday parks with facilities like pools and newly built accommodations.

Beach Resorts Geelong & Bellarine Peninsula

A good option if you are looking for calmer bay beaches and to be close to plenty to do. Perfect for a quick weekend getaway just an hour (plus a bit for Bellarine) drive from Melbourne, Ballarat and Colac.

The Novotel Geelong

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  • 1km walk to swimming at eastern beach sea bath
  • Close to waterfront dining options (plus in house restaurant)
  • Heated swimming pool for year round swimming
  • Driving distance for day trips to bellarine wineries and great ocean road beaches

The Novotel Geelong ( link) is a very popular choice for people staying in Geelong as it is right on the waterfront and has the option of rooms with waterfront views. Its also a great option if your looking for Geelong Accommodation with a pool has it has an indoor heated pool that you can swim in year round.

It has a 2022 Travellers Choice Award from Trip Advisor and you always have a pretty good idea of you will get a comfortable experience at a Novotel branded property.

If you are an accor plus member you can use can also use your free night (when available) and get 50% off dining.

Barwon Heads Resort

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  • Close to 13th Beach which is long and beautiful
  • Swimming Pool
  • Golf Course – public play has limited times/spaces be sure to book ahead
  • Short Drive to Barwon Heads town

While technically Located across the road from the beautiful 13th Beach, because of the spacious grounds and coastal vegetation it is a bit of a walk (or a short drive) to get to the beach. A great option for groups, couples or families where some would like to play golf while others walk on the beach or visit nearby Barwon Head. While it’s a short drive to a busy tourist town it has nice tranquil grounds surrounding it.

Barwon Heads Caravan Park

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  • River front access for easy swimming & stand up paddle boarding (un patrolled)
  • Easily Walk or drive to beautiful 13th Beach for walks & surfing
  • Comfortable cabins or luxury river view cottage houses
  • Walk to restaurants and pub

The perfect place to stay to close to the action of the heart of Barwon Heads. Right on the river front for easy access to swimming and stand up paddle boarding and walking distance to plenty of lush cafes for breakfast and lunch or restaurants for dinner.

Torquay, Anglesea, Lorne & Surfcoast

Mantra Lorne

One of the few absolute beachfront accommodation resorts in Victoria, the sprawling and laidback Mantra Lorne is on the beachside of the Great Ocean Road with direct access to the beautiful Lorne beach (there is a tiny gravel lane that runs between the buildings and the beach). A great choice for a beach getaway with plenty to do nearby.

  • Direct access to Lorne Beach (perfect when your juggling small children)
  • Studio and apartments – for solos, couples and families
  • Walking distance to drinks with a view and lots of dining choices
  • Short drive to waterfalls and bushwalks

Warrnambool to SA Border

Deep Blue Hotel & Hot Springs

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  • Access to the beach via track
  • On-site hot springs & day spa
  • A short walk to the beachfront Pavilion cafe with water views
  • An onsite restaurant (some meals/days only)

If you’re looking for a location to rejuvenate and enjoy the beach, hot springs and maybe a massage this is the perfect beachfront hotel for a weekend getaway. Wander down to the beach, and enjoy brunch at the beachfront or head into town for dinner.

Keep your eyes out for whales, frequently spotted near Warrnambool between June and September!

Gippsland Beach Accommodation

RACV Inverloch Resort

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  • Across the road from a rugged beach for exploring
  • Short drive to swimming beaches in Inverloch
  • Resort rooms, cabins & 2 & 3 bedroom villas
  • On site restaurant breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Indoor heated pool
  • Family friendly facilities and school holiday programs

With everything you need on site such as a pool and the restaurant open for three meals a day, but with plenty of options to explore nearby, the highly rated RACV Inverloch is a great choice for a short break or longer stay.

McMillans of Metung

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  • Across the road from the bay for walks and fishing
  • Patrolled beaches in nearby Lakes Entrance area
  • Swimming pools in the warmer months
  • Resort facilities like gardens, tennis courts and games room
  • 1-4 Bedroom cottages & villas with full kitchen

Set amongst landscaped grass and bush grounds, McMillans of Metung is a spacious and relaxing resort that is the perfect spot for a multi-generational summer family holiday (or couples, solos or families). It offers both family friendly facilities as well as facilities like an adults only pool (in the warmer months only).

Tidal River Wilsons Promontory

While not technically a resort, the Huts, Cabins, Units and Group Lodges are located a short stroll to the beach in one of Victorias most beautiful beach locations.

Lakes Beachfront Holiday Park

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  • Back gate opens onto 90 Mile Beach
  • Traditional holiday park cabins or more spacious 3 bedroom villas
  • Solar heated pool
  • Family friendly facilities like a playground and jumping pillow

If your looking for accommodation near the beachfront with traditional small beach town vibes then Lakes Beachfront Holiday Park could be a great choice. It’s located in the little town of Lake Tyres, where the local pub just a 1.5km walk away is the centrepiece of the dining action, but it’s also only a 25 minute drive from Lakes Entrance for supplies and exploring.

Luxury beachfront Accommodation in Victoria

Adults only Beach Resorts Victoria

The Lon

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Tourism Australia – The Lon Retreat
Tourism Australia – The Lon Beach Access
Tourism Australia – The Lon Pool

A luxury adults only beach front boutique resort with spa, The Lon near point Lonsdale, is for those who need to escape it all in an adults only haven (16+). Wander to the beach on their private walking track, expore the farm, float in the mineral pool and just switch off and disconnect from your busy life.

With many hotels now offering flexible booking options (like free cancellation) its easier than ever to book in a holiday or weekend away.

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