Loch Ard Gorge Great Ocean Road is a spectacular beach located close to the famous Twelve Apostles. This beach is sure to take your breath away as it’s enclosed by two cliffs leading out to the ocean. On a hot day you could even go for a swim here. This beach is one of the most popular attractions on the Great Ocean Road so be sure to visit early and beat the crowds.
How to get to Loch Ard Gorge Great Ocean Road
Loch Ard Gorge is located along the well known Great Ocean Road. It is also only a short 5 minute drive from the famous Twelve Apostles. There is a large designated carpark for the Loch Ard Gorge. From the carpark, head to the right then it’s just a short walk down some stairs. From this carpark you can also visit The Razorback which is a large rock formation consisting of hundreds of jagged edges that line the top. On the way to The Razorback, don’t forget to stop at the underrated Tom and Eva Lookout.
Where to stay near Loch Ard Gorge
There aren’t many accommodation options along the Great Ocean Road. You’ll find mainly small cottages although there is one local town which is Port Campbell. Port Campbell is definitely the best place to stay if you’re looking for accommodation close to the Twelve Apostles with access to small supermarkets. A popular and mid budget motel in the area is Loch Ard Motor Inn. If you’re looking for something cheaper, you can try Port Campbell Guesthouse & Flashpackers.
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What to expect
Loch Ard Gorge is one of the most amazing stops along the Great Ocean Road. You can view this spot from the platform above the beach on the cliffs, or you can take a short walk down to the sand for a closer look. What makes this spot so amazing is the limestone cliffs that surround the beach. The cliffs leave a small passage between them for the ocean water to rush in and out. The beach is incredibly picturesque and is a popular spot among visitors. People also sometimes set up picnics on the sand and watch the sunset between the cliffs in the distance.
Additionally, if you plan on going for a swim, be sure to check the current as it can be quite strong. To the right of the beach there is also a small cave which you can explore. Loch Ard Gorge is a beautiful spot and definitely one you have to visit along the Great Ocean Road!
For more awesome stops along the Great Ocean Road, be sure to check out our Great Ocean Road Itinerary!