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“Nice beach but freezing water”
Review of Bells Beach

Bells Beach
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$92.44*
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Great Ocean Road Learn to Surf Day Trip from Melbourne
Ranked #2 of 26 things to do in Torquay
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Paris, France
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939 reviews
487 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 543 helpful votes
“Nice beach but freezing water”
Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

This iconic surf beach is great for surfers, but personally unless you are watching surfers don't come here to swim, there are nicer beaches on the first for that

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Camden, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Yawn. Supposed to be epic. Not when I was there.”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

It's nice to see an epic surfing beach, and I enjoyed watching surfers trying to surf the small waves. But, Ho Hum kind of boring.

Visited December 2012
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Bell Beach Iconic”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

we had just drove the great ocean road from adelaide and arrived at bells beach in the early evening. I was so impressed with it loads of people on the banks above watching the surfers and as the sun set it was just amazing. The waves just rolled for miles and kept coming. A must see if your a beach/ surf fan.

Visited January 2012
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Coolum Beach
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Bucket List”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

If you have never surfed Bell's, you need to put in on your bucket list and just go do it!!! Had great waves and no crowds on Cup Weekend.

Visited November 2012
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gold coast
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“the views from the lookout areas are ok but there are far better looking beaches about”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

if you are going for a surf the beach has good waves but otherwise its not really a beach to take people to go swimming

Visited April 2012
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