Destination guide

Experience Fairhaven in holiday homes to rent

Fairhaven is a small coastal village in the Surf Coast Shire of Victoria. Its pristine beaches, unspoilt natural spaces and unique attractions make it a popular destination for all types of travellers, from families with small children to those on a solo holiday looking for a relaxing retreat. Holiday homes to rent in Fairhaven offer a range of options for enjoying all that this charming village has to offer.

Things to do

Things to do near Fairhaven holiday accommodation

Fairhaven has a range of attractions for travellers of all ages. Holiday homes can be found near places like Fairhaven Surf Life Saving Club, a surf rescue facility that serves as the social centre for the village, and Eagles Nest Fine Art Gallery, a high-end gallery with masterpieces from both prominent and up-and-coming talent. Families can enjoy a relaxing outing at Moggs Creek Picnic Area, a natural area popular for outdoor activities and picnicking. Split Point Lookout, a vista point with spectacular coastal views, and Castle Rock, a dramatic stone formation near a sandy beach, are also popular.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Fairhaven

Are you searching for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Fairhaven a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Anglesea Golf Club (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Ellimatta Reserve (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Lorne Country Club (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Live Wire Park (8.8 mi / 14.2 km)
  • Bellbrae Estate Winery (12.5 mi / 20.2 km)
  • Gosling Creek Winery (14.2 mi / 22.8 km)
Outdoor activities

Must-try sports near Fairhaven holiday homes

Fairhaven’s long beaches, turquoise waters, rocky coastline and lush wilderness offer a natural playground for all kinds of outdoor adventures. Surfing is the most popular activity in the area, given the dramatic changes in the inclination of the beaches and the powerful winds, while windsurfing, sailing and other water sports are also enjoyable. Large sand dunes on the area’s beaches are good for four-wheel riding, sandboarding and other land adventures. For a more laid-back experience, you can enjoy coastal walks, lookout points and nature trails throughout areas teeming with native wildlife near your holiday accommodation.

Day trips

Best excursions near Fairhaven holiday homes

Located close to Melbourne, Fairhaven is a great holiday spot to enjoy the attractions of the city. Holiday homes are close to places like the Yarra Valley, a vast area of wineries, vineyards and breweries, and Melbourne Zoo, a Victorian-era zoo with a variety of unique global animal species. SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, an exotic marine park with interactive exhibits featuring sharks, rays and other animals, and the National Gallery of Victoria, a public gallery with a notable collection of Australian and international art, are also popular. You may enjoy the Eureka Skydeck, a gold-plated observation deck that features panoramic city views from within a glass cube.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Fairhaven

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Fairhaven is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Eagle Rock Marine Sanctuary (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Urquhart Bluff Beach (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Anglesea Surf Beach (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Coogoorah Park (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
  • Teddy's Lookout (8.8 mi / 14.1 km)
  • Point Addis Marine National Park (9 mi / 14.5 km)
Beaches

Best beaches near Fairhaven pet-friendly accommodation

Plenty of pristine beaches are found along Fairhaven’s long coastline. Holiday homes are close to premier beach locales like Fairhaven Beach, a serene shore with calm waters for children, and Sunnymead Beach, a lively area with shallow waters and unique rock formations that stretch from sand to sea. Sand Gully Beach, a white-sand shore with a forest backdrop, is popular for outdoor enthusiasts, while those in search of opportunities for sunbathing and relaxing will enjoy the tranquil atmosphere at Guvvos Beach.

How to get there

Transport to and around Fairhaven

The nearest airport is in Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon), located 36.4 mi (58.6 km) from the city centre.

Food & drink 

Sample local cuisine in Fairhaven

Victoria is a premier foodie destination with its renowned wineries of the Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley and fine dining in Melbourne. The region features creative combinations of Asian, Indian, Mexican and European cuisine infused with local Australian fare for a distinctive culinary experience. In Fairhaven, the rich bounty of the sea provides delicious seafood featured in a variety of unique recipes in the area’s restaurants, all within reach of your holiday accommodation.

Where to stay near Fairhaven?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 873 holiday rentals near Fairhaven. From 709 Houses to 129 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Fairhaven 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 Fairhaven?

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

  • Eco Logic: 1,378 holiday rentals
  • Anglesea Surf Beach: 1,462 holiday rentals
  • Point Impossible Nudist Beach: 1,616 holiday rentals
  • Split Point Lighthouse: 1,378 holiday rentals
  • Erskine Falls: 1,084 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Fairhaven 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 Fairhaven?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 709 Houses in Fairhaven. Our other popular types of Fairhaven holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 129 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 11 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 11 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Fairhaven?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 36 holiday homes with pool available in Fairhaven. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.