Nestled between the mouth of the Barwon River and the roaring surf of Thirteenth Beach, Barwon Heads has a dream position with a mix of gentle estuary, rocky coastal headland and ocean beaches.
Families swim in the shallows of the inlet after a solid session at the playground, while serious surfers spend time at nearby 13th Beach where the waves pound in from Bass Strait.
You couldn’t find a better mix of retail and hospitality than Hitchcock Avenue. Excellent brunches and coffee at Annie’s Provedore will break up a trip down the street to pick up wine, shoes, books, homewares and everything in between.
Golfers have got it made with three of the top 30 public access courses in Australia woven into the dunes just outside town: Barwon Heads Golf Club and the two at Thirteenth Beach Golf Links. While the Barwon Heads Airport is the launching place for all manner of sky-high adventure: scenic flights, aerobatic adventures and skydiving with epic views of the coast.
A surf at Thirteenth and a coffee at Annie's, and a round of golf - now you're doing it like a local.