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Relax by the sea with Ocean Grove pet-friendly accommodation

The charming seaside town of Ocean Grove is a great place for a quiet retreat in pet-friendly accommodation in Victoria. The laid-back area boasts many fun things to do and see, such as stunning beaches like Thirteenth Beach and Ocean Grove Beach, the vast and diverse Ocean Grove Nature Reserve and the tranquil Lake Victoria. Many excellent wineries and vineyards are in the area as well, many of which allow pets on tours and tastings. With a dog-friendly rental in Ocean Grove, you’ll be in the heart of the area and all the activities and adventures it has in store.

Things to do

Attractions near Ocean Grove holiday homes

Little ones can play the day away at Adventure Park Geelong, which has water slides, rides, a kids' train and mini golf. Adults can hit the greens at Ocean Grove Golf Club, and you'll find more sports at the Bellarine Aquatic and Sports Centre. There's an enormous pool, a gym, a stadium and outdoor recreation areas, including 2 tennis courts. But the real treats here are the secluded, unspoiled wildlife areas. Bring your binoculars and birdwatch for hours in Begola Wetlands, or wander the walkways of Ocean Grove Nature Reserve and the Lake Connewarre Wildlife Reserve.


Things to do near Ocean Grove holiday rentals

Need a little retail therapy? Ocean Grove has a big ol' shopping centre – the biggest on the Bellarine Peninsula – that's just a few blocks from the beach. The beach itself is a popular place to surf, and the nearby Barwon River offers prime swimming, boating and fishing spots. Divers will enjoying exploring the kelp forests and scallop beds around the sunken warship HMAS Canberra. And if you're booking Ocean Grove vacation rentals in November, the Toast to the Coast festival is a tasty and fun way to sample tasty local food and wines.

Day trips

Day trips near Ocean Grove holiday homes

Ocean Grove is the ideal base camp to explore the wonders of Geelong. Holiday rentals can be found near places like the National Wool Museum, a history museum with exhibits on the wool industry with hands-on exhibits and workshops, and the Geelong Botanic Gardens, a landscaped garden area with local fauna and educational programs. You’ll also like the Geelong Gallery, an art gallery with an extensive collection of 19th- and 20th-century Australian artwork, and the Geelong Waterfront, a recreation area on Corio Bay with an array of activities.


Best time to travel to Ocean Grove holiday rentals

The vibe's considerably different in the summer months, when the influx of visitors livens up the town and the beaches. If you love to join those fun-seeking crowds, December to February are great but busy months for Ocean Grove vacation rentals. Temperatures are in the lower to mid 20s and there's not much rain, making it the perfect time to explore all those picturesque wildlife areas. The shallow sandy shores are swimmable, but the water can get chilly, and always mind the rip tides. May is the rainiest month, and throughout winter, temps are in the lower teens.


Best beaches near Ocean Grove holiday rentals

Ocean Grove has many beautiful beaches for sunbathing and swimming. Holiday homes are available near places like Thirteenth Beach, a sandy beach with nearby golf courses and surf breaks, and Ocean Grove Beach, a quiet beach area with calm waters for swimming. You could also spend the day at Bancoora Beach, a relaxed beach with craggy points and reefs for fishing and surfing.

Where to stay near Ocean Grove?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 834 holiday rentals near Ocean Grove. From 677 Houses to 53 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Ocean Grove is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Ocean Grove? offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Ocean Grove. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Mornington Peninsula National Park: 3,070 holiday rentals
  • Portsea Back Beach: 2,896 holiday rentals
  • Pennisula Hot Springs: 2,783 holiday rentals
  • You Yangs Regional Park: 155 holiday rentals
  • 13th Beach Golf Links: 2,171 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Ocean Grove listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Ocean Grove?

Yes, of course. offers 677 Houses in Ocean Grove. Our other popular types of Ocean Grove holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 53 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 19 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 19 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Ocean Grove?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 121 holiday homes with pool available in Ocean Grove. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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