Destination guide

Hit the surf in Smiths Beach holiday homes

Smiths Beach is the ideal holiday spot if you would like to learn to surf during your break, as you can hire all the equipment and instructors you’ll need here. Gorgeous holiday rentals run all along Back Beach Road, giving visitors easy access to the beach and fishing along the Bass Coast. Outdoor showers make it easy to clean up when coming in from the sandy beach and are a nice convenience at many beachfront rentals. You’ll find well-equipped kitchens and state-of-the-art entertainment systems in many houses for rent on Phillips Island, particularly at Smiths Beach.

Things to do

Things to do near Smiths Beach holiday rentals

Smiths Beach has an array of attractions for adults and kids alike. Holiday rentals can be found near premier locations like the Phillip Island Wildlife Park, a large park with free-range kangaroos, wallabies, koalas and wombats, and Penguin Parade, an attraction with a native penguin colony. Nobbies Centre, with a boardwalk overlooking the shoreline with wildlife viewing and an Antarctic museum, and the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, a racetrack with public racing events and activities like go-karting and circuit rides, are also popular. The National Vietnam Veterans Museum, filled with historic artefacts and exhibits related to the Vietnam War, is another favourite destination.

Outdoor activities

Outdoor fun near Smiths Beach holiday rentals

Phillip Island has numerous outdoor spaces and coastal walks for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy. Holiday rentals in Smiths Beach put you within reach of many exciting activities such as hiking to lookout points for coastal views, experiencing wildlife along a coastal walk, surfing off Woolamai Surf Beach or YCW Beach and snorkelling, bird-watching and scuba diving in Churchill Island Marine National Park. Travellers also can enjoy exploring the dramatic Forrest Caves that are accessible by boat or kayak at low tide.

Day trips

Best excursions near Smiths Beach holiday homes

Smiths Beach offers a tranquil escape from the fast-paced city, but if you want to enjoy a sightseeing day trip in Melbourne, holiday rentals are the perfect base camp. The area along the Yarra River, a vibrant land with excellent wineries and vineyards, and Federation Square, a contemporary central public space with restaurants and art venues, are two of the top destinations. Travellers also enjoy the Royal Botanic Gardens, a riverside mix of native and exotic plants and flowers, and Queen Victoria Market, a long-standing market selling food, clothing and goods across multiple city blocks. The Melbourne Zoo, a Victorian-era zoo with hundreds of species from around the world, is also a popular attraction.


Top events near Smiths Beach holiday homes

Smiths Beach holiday rentals give you a chance to experience some of the top events in Phillip Island during your trip. The Motul Pirelli Australian Superbike Championship, a premier motorcycle road race, and the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, a motorcycle run through the island, are two of the top events. The Island Whale Festival, an event that celebrates the annual migration of humpback whales along the coast, is also a must-attend event.

Family friendly

Family fun near holiday accommodation in Smiths Beach

Kids will love the educational and wildlife attractions near Smiths Beach. Family-friendly holiday rentals are available near places like the F Oswin Robert Koala Reserve, a protected bushland with native wildlife like koalas, wallabies and birds. Phillip Island Nature Parks, an ecotourism park with penguins and koalas in natural spaces, and Churchill Island, a heritage farm with animal demonstrations and wagon rides, are also fun for kids. The whole family can enjoy a trip to Phillip Island Chocolate Factory, with a tour that features interactive exhibits, chocolate samples and a make-your-own-chocolate station.

Where to stay near Smiths Beach?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,200 holiday rentals near Smiths Beach. From 1,010 Houses to 20 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Smiths Beach 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 Smiths Beach? offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Smiths Beach. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Martha Cove: 3,470 holiday rentals
  • Hastings Foreshore Reserve: 2,283 holiday rentals
  • Cowes Beach: 2,173 holiday rentals
  • Phillip Island Winery: 2,042 holiday rentals
  • Barmah Park Wines: 2,868 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Smiths Beach 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 Smiths Beach?

Yes, of course. offers 1,010 Houses in Smiths Beach. Our other popular types of Smiths Beach holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 20 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 98 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 46 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Smiths Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 72 holiday homes with pool available in Smiths Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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