The vibrant township of Ocean Grove is home to one of Victoria’s most beautiful beaches and hosts a colorful main street filled with great shops and fine restaurants. The main street of Ocean Grove which houses the central shopping area is The Terrace, located between Presidents Avenue and Hodgson Street. This section of The Terrace is now a one-way street running west to east. The Marketplace is Ocean Groves’ new shopping centre and is located on Shell Road, home to more shops, eateries and a large supermarket.
Nestled at the mouth of the Barwon River, Ocean Grove provides residents and holiday makers with lovely nature walks, great lookout spots and the beautiful surf beach. There are many excellent restaurants dotted around the town with a wide variety of international cuisines. Ocean Grove is the perfect holiday destination for all seasons: in Summer the beaches are packed with beach-loving holiday makers, in Winter Ocean Grove is the ideal getaway for a romantic holiday with a loved one, sitting by a cosy open fire overlooking the ocean, or walks along the beach while rugged up in a warm winter jacket. Spring and Autumn are great times to explore the many walks in the area, or pack a picnic and a footy for an afternoon of family fun in one of the many parks.
The wide beaches of Ocean Grove arc towards Point Lonsdale to the East and Barwon Heads to the West. Many keen locals and visitors walk the 8km between Ocean Grove and Point Lonsdale, or in summer enjoy the Rip to River challenge, running the distance with hundreds of other participants.
The Ocean Grove Nature Reserve is a 143 hectare allotment of significant bushland, one of the areas’ last remaining sections of untouched native coastal vegetation. In 1962 locals raised the money to buy the land, to protect the native flora and fauna from the threat of future development. The reserve is a habitat for native fauna, including wallabies, koalas, echidnas, blue tongued lizards and the rare banjo frog.
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