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Cottesloe Beach Shack : Barwon Heads -Pet FriendlyOriginal 1960s Barwon Heads beach shack, stylishly renovated, situated in a quiet location yet close walking distance to everything. Comfortably accommodates 6 people, and pet friendly. Property includes three generous sized, light filled bedrooms, two bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen and laundry.
Asmara Retreat - Barwon Heads Surf River & EscapeIf you are after a relaxing break in a fab coastal surf town this is it. Near new & separated from main dwelling Asmara offers privacy comfort & space. Very quiet neighbourhood location . 3 to 5 Mins by car to Barwon Heads Main Street, river, surf beaches, bars, cafes & restaurants. 20 to 25 min walk to the Main Street, beach, river & shops. Onsite massage avail. Toaster bar fridge and coffee tea making facilities. NOTE we are not directly in town but we offer peace & an amazing oudoor bath.
"The Lake House"...a place of relaxationA this time we are only able to accept bookings with guests from Regional Victoria . The Lake House" is on the shores of Blue Waters Lake. The unit is on the bottom level of the house and has fabulous views of the lake. It is private and secluded. . A perfect place to get away by yourself. The accommodation is near new, consisting of a spacious living room with kitchenette, bedroom and ensuite. It has direct access to the lake and walking track. Don and Kerrie live upstairs.
Surrounded by gorgeous natural features, the seaside town of Barwon Heads nestles into the south coast of the Bellarine Peninsula in southern Victoria. The eastern edge of this fishing village turned vacation community is the shallow sandy Barwon River, which snakes north toward Lake Connewarre. The brackish wetlands of Murtnaghurt Lagoon sit to the west, while the southern border runs along the windy shoreline of Thirteenth Beach, just below the rocky headlands from which the town takes its name. Across the gentle Barwon River is its twin, the community of Ocean Grove. Visitors flock to Barwon Heads for its renowned golfing and views, as well as the extensive network of walking trails along the various bodies of water.
Melbourne, the nearest major city, is about a 1.5-mile drive from Barwon Heads. There, the Tullamarine airport — or the Melbourne Airport (MEL) — serves many airlines flying to destinations around the world and the country, and offers rental car options to continue the trip. For domestic visitors, the Avalon Airport (AVV) in Geelong is much closer, though with many fewer flights; trains serve Geelong from Melbourne. Buses run regularly from Geelong to Barwon Heads. Once in town, you’ll find most of the area’s notable beaches, strolls, and sites are within easy — and scenic — walking distance, with the exception of Lake Connewarre, which is a short drive away.
Most of the draw for visitors to Barwon Heads comes from summer activities — beaches, surf, sand, and golf — which happens to be when the coastal climate sees its best weather. January and February bring only a few days with rain, while late fall, winter, and even early spring see close to three weeks’ worth of rainy days — so you’ll need to bring your rain gear. The moderate summer temperatures top out with average highs around the mid-70 degrees Fahrenheit and lows above 60 degrees in the evenings. Winter cools down just a touch, with lows in the mid-40s and highs in the mid-to-high 50s.
This renowned surf beach to the west of town takes its name from a different popular sport nearby: it sits right near the thirteenth hole of the local golf course. Along the long stretch of sand, the waves that roll in work well for all types of surfers, while the wide beach hosts walkers, sunbathers, and sand-castle builders.
At the intersection of the Barwon River and the Bass Strait, 42 acres of protected reef are home to a wide variety of marine life. You can explore via snorkel and scuba diving, or look down into the sanctuary from the bluff and explore the tide pools on the shore.
Golfers will enjoy access to topnotch courses in Barwon Heads, where some tees offer spectacular views of the Barwon Coast. Regardless of what course you choose to play, all of the local greens offer stunning natural scenery scented by sea breezes.