Destination guide

Seaside retreat in Jan Juc holiday homes to rent

Located southwest of Melbourne, Jan Juc is a vibrant beach destination that offers premier surfing, pristine beaches, fascinating indigenous sites and a variety of unique attractions. Holiday homes to rent in Jan Juc offer something or everyone, whether you’re travelling with friends, family or on your own.

Things to do

Things to do near Jan Juc holiday homes

Jan Juc has an array of attractions for kids and adults alike. Holiday homes are available near places like Point Impossible Beach, a clothing-optional beach with white sand and grassy dunes, and Tiger Moth World, an adventure facility with flight experiences in World War II aircraft. The Australian National Surfing Museum, a museum with exhibits on surfing history and culture, and Surfcoast Images Gallery, an art museum and gallery with numerous sea paintings and other media, are also highlights in the area. You may also enjoy Bellbrae Art & Garden, an art museum and garden with a diverse range of artwork and colourful plants.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Jan Juc

Are you looking for things to do while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that Jan Juc has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Torquay Golf Club (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Bellbrae Estate Winery (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Ellimatta Reserve (6.4 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Anglesea Golf Club (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Warbird Air Adventures (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)
  • Saint Regis Winery (9.7 mi / 15.7 km)
Outdoor activities

Must-try sports near Jan Juc holiday homes

The beaches and surf are the usual draws for Jan Juc travellers, but there’s plenty more to do outdoors. Walking tracks along the coast from Anglesea to Torquay are popular ways to take in the scenery, and experienced hikers will enjoy the limestone cliff walks to see across the Bass Strait. Point Danger Marine Park is a great place to snorkel or dive to explore the coast’s many shipwrecks and varied marine life. There’s also skydiving, sea flights, fishing, horse-drawn carriage rides and giant mazes for kids. No matter how you choose to explore the area, holiday homes in Jan Juc give you an array of options.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Jan Juc

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Jan Juc is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Bell's Beach (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Point Addis Marine National Park (4.9 mi / 7.8 km)
  • Coogoorah Park (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Anglesea Surf Beach (7.5 mi / 12 km)
  • Urquhart Bluff Beach (10.5 mi / 16.9 km)
  • Jirrahlinga Koala and Wildlife Sanctuary (11.4 mi / 18.3 km)
Beaches

Best beaches near Jan Juc holiday rentals

The beaches of Jan Juc are one of its biggest draws, many of which boast ideal wind conditions for surfing and other water sports. Cosy Corner Beach has a tranquil atmosphere with a forested backdrop and calm waters, while Southside Beach is a premier surf destination and nudist beach for adventurous holiday goers. Families will enjoy Front Beach, a popular, sheltered shoreline with soft sand and crystal-clear water, and Whites Beach, a surf area with room to breathe. Addiscot Beach, a crescent coastline with cliffs and clothing-optional swimming and sunbathing, and Bancoora Beach, a relaxed stretch of shore with craggy points and reefs, are also popular.

How to get there

Travelling to and around Jan Juc

The nearest airport is in Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon), located 24 mi (38.6 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon), which is 53.8 mi (86.5 km) away.

Food & drink 

Regional cuisine in Jan Juc

From the gourmet cuisine in Melbourne to the rich wines of the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria offers a variety of culinary experiences for your holiday. Everything from Mexican to Asian fusion is on the offer in the region, with many recipes finding their way to the charming coastal village of Jan Juc. Whether you want fresh-caught seafood, locally raised meats or homegrown produce, you’ll enjoy the numerous options available in Jan Juc restaurants near your holiday accommodation.

Where to stay near Jan Juc?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 684 holiday rentals near Jan Juc. From 537 Houses to 83 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Jan Juc for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Jan Juc?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Jan Juc. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Torquay Golf Club: 1,496 holiday rentals
  • Anglesea Surf Beach: 1,465 holiday rentals
  • Point Impossible Nudist Beach: 1,622 holiday rentals
  • Split Point Lighthouse: 1,381 holiday rentals
  • Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus: 1,250 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Jan Juc listed on HomeAway 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 Jan Juc?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 537 Houses in Jan Juc. Our other popular types of Jan Juc holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 83 holiday houses
  • Villas: 3 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 12 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Jan Juc?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 76 holiday homes with pool available in Jan Juc. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.