Beaches of Aireys Inlet

Beaches of Aireys Inlet

Water activities abound with surfing and swimming popular on local beaches. Fairhaven and Anglesea are both patrolled beaches. There are rock pools to explore in the sandy coves near the base of the lighthouse and this area is also popular for snorkeling and scuba diving.  

Located next door to Aireys Inlet is Fairhaven. The Fairhaven beach is patrolled in the summer months, providing visitors with a safe and relaxing location for an abundance of water activities with amenities available at the surf club. Explore the calm natural rock pools located in the sandy coves from the Inlet to Fairhaven beach. Get the SUP board or canoe out and paddle up the Painkalac Creek. 

Between Urquhart Bluff and the Inlet (unpatrolled) lie many secluded coves perfect for rockpool rambling, swimming, surfing, snorkelling and beach combing. 

Sandy Gully and Step Beach (unpatrolled) both have step access to delightful little coves nestled between rocky outcrops. 

Inlet Beach (unpatrolled) is an ideal spot for families with small children. Adjacent to toilets and a picnic area on the grassy embankment. 

Fairhaven to Eastern View offers 8 km of pristine beach ideal for walks. Accessed easily from car parking areas off the Great Ocean Road. Fairhaven Surf Life Saving Club patrol near the clubhouse during the peak period. 

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