We stayed at the Barwon Heads Caravan park over the weekend. This Caravan Park sits within 15 metres of the Barwon river and have a view over the Ocean Grove beach that stretches around to Point Lonsdale. The Park has superb view of the river, Ocean and Diver Dan’s boat shed, now a wonderful restaurant.
There are lots of lovely walks that begin right outside your door step. The cabins are well appointed and spacious with comfortable bedrooms and very roomy bathroom. The kitchen is quite well equiped so if you want to cook you can do without too much trouble. We mostly cooked on the public BBQ facility which over looks the Barwon River, Boat Shed restaurant and Ocean. We had BBQ on this location numerous times in the past and still love coming here. The views and surrounding of the area changes dramatically as soon the weather changes or tides come in and go out.
It was busy due to Easter but recommend going in the off season and enjoying the solitude. Kids loved playing on the beach and jumping off the Jetty. We went with our friends and they loved fishing there. They did not have much luck as the current was too strong during our stay there but still they enjoyed piece and serenity which this place offers.
Barwon Heads is a popular seaside community, offering a diverse variety of coastal attractions from the shallow and sandy shoreline of the Barwon River to the surf beaches which front Bass Strait along 13th Beach Road. The Bluff Lookout, at Point Flinders, is situated on a rocky outcrop and a network of surrounding walking tracks provides views over the town centre, along the Barwon River and in all directions across Bass Strait.
Kids loved walking up the Bluff and playing on the beach. It is just over an hour drive from home and we love going there. One of our favourite spot in the World and enjoy every time we visit there.
Lot of Melburnians visit this area to relax, unwind and enjoy the slower pace of Barwon Heads, it is a popular destination at the mouth of the Barwon River. Barwon Heads is home to three of Australia’s Top 50 public access courses (Ausgolf magazine). Thirteenth Beach at Barwon Heads on either the Creek Course, designed by six-time major winner Sir Nick Faldo, or the Beach Course, designed by Tony Cashmore. The course is ranked number eight of Australia’s top 100 public access courses by Ausgolf 2018 guide, number three in Victoria and rated in Australia’s top ten public access courses by Golf Australia magazine.
The iconic clubhouse, listed by Heritage Victoria is famed for its ambience and old world charm. House guests can enjoy the open balconies in summer or the luxurious open fires during the cooler months.
During the late 1990s, Barwon Heads was the primary location of filming for the popular Australian television series “SeaChange”. Since the SeaChange television series first aired in 1998 there has been a significant increase in tourism.
We love this place as we have natural affiliation with this town as well because Anna grown up in Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads. She grown up swimming in these waters and now our kids love playing and swimming here. As I mentioned before we TOTALLY LOVE this town and love coming here and strongly recommend visiting this BEAUTIFUL Town by the sea. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂