The gorgeous coastal area of Ocean Grove, situated on the picturesque Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria, Australia, is the perfect place for a holiday. The Peninsula itself is sprinkled with small villages and historical sights, and Ocean Grove boasts plenty of holiday accommodation in the form of serviced apartments, holiday villas and other holiday rental options.
Ocean Grove is a typical South Australian resort town – the small population of around 8000 swells in the holiday months to welcome visitors from Victoria and further afield into its caravan parks, holiday villas and apartments. There is a real holiday buzz about this place in the summer months, amenities are great and Ocean Grove is the perfect place to spend a holiday with the family, especially as there are plenty of family friendly holiday homes on the Bellarine Peninsula surrounding Ocean Grove.
The resorts popularity stems from its stunning coastline, numerous attractions and well developed network of shops, supermarkets and restaurants. So, if you are staying in self catering accommodation you will have plenty of choice, whether you wish to dine out or cook in your own holiday or apartment in Ocean Grove.
Ocean Grove boasts plenty of attractions for families and couples, as well as groups of friends. Use your holiday home in Ocean Grove as a base – not only to explore the town itself but also the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula. The commercial centre of Ocean Grove boasts some wonderful unique shops and cafes in which you can while away an afternoon, whilst outdoors types will love spending their afternoons down on the beach catching the surf. Whatever you do in Ocean Grove, you are sure to be taken aback by the stunning views over the Bass Strait – if you are lucky enough you may be able to snap up some of the great accommodation with a view over the sea in Ocean Grove and the surrounding area.
If you are staying in self catering holiday accommodation in Ocean Grove, you may well have hired a car. This will give you the perfect opportunity to explore a little further afield and take in the historic villages and buildings of the Bellarine Peninsula. Take the kids to the Miniature Railway or the Adventure Park and ensure they are tired when they return to their holiday accommodation in Ocean Grove – that way you will be able to relax and open a bottle of great local wine that you may have picked up during the day at one of the many wineries in the region.
Ocean Grove has a great buzz about it in the summer months, when many from Victoria and further afield rent our holiday apartments, beach front villas and other holiday accommodation in the area. As a result you are sure to have a great time, but the price of holiday lets and villas in Ocean Grove may be higher than usual, and if you don’t book the best self catering holiday accommodation early enough you may find you miss out.
Whilst the months of July and August are quieter and the weather not as predictable, a visit to Ocean Grove in the northern hemisphere’s summer may appeal to those from northern Europe. Holiday accommodation in Ocean Grove is plentiful and cheaper, and you will have a better chance of getting a good deal. You may also find that landlords are more willing to offer pet friendly accommodation or child friendly accommodation in Ocean Grove during the off season, so shop around and see what you can find. The rest of the year yields great weather and mid priced accommodation, but make sure you avoid the busy times such as the Grand Prix and other local festivities – remember, Ocean Grove is only 100k from Melbourne, so many use it as a base in festival periods.
Those visiting Ocean Grove from the United Kingdom will probably want to rent a car on arrival at the airport, which will likely be Melbourne. This will give you the chance to explore the area at your own pace. If you are staying in a holiday apartment or holiday home in Ocean Grove it would be useful to have the car and be able to come and go as you please. It is also necessary for those all important supermarket runs, as well as transporting all the kids from the holiday home in Ocean Grove to the beach so the can enjoy the sea!