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365 Places: Anglesea

Day 75: Anglesea, Victoria, Australia

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Image Credit: http://www.angleseabeachfront.com.au/gallery-full.asp

Anglesea is another place worth stopping along the Great Ocean Road which is famous for its beautiful surf beaches and coastal lifestyle.

Located close to Torquay and on the banks of the Anglesea River, the Travel Victoria website says about Angelsea:

Anglesea is a particularly significant town on the Great Ocean Road as it marks the first spot south-west of the road’s official start at Torquay where it meets the coast.

Anglesea is a much smaller community to nearly Torquay, with about 2000 people living in the area, compared to about 6500.

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Angelsea at Dusk, Image Credit: http://www.angleseabeachfront.com.au/gallery.asp?offset=24

Anglesea is also well-known for its parks and gardens which line the coastal foreshore and the Anglesea River. For example, Coogoorah Park at the end of River Reserve Road features a network of islands linked by boardwalks and bridges through wetlands.

Image Credit: http://www.angleseabackpackers.com.au
Image Credit: http://www.angleseabackpackers.com.au

The Travel Victoria website also says:

Around 10 kilometres north-east of Anglesea is Point Addis where rugged sandstone cliffs overlook a marine national park. It’s popular launching place for hang gliders, while steps lead down from the cliff top to the beach which is an ideal surfing spot.

It is no wonder Angelsea is a popular place for  Melburnians to escape for summer holidays. There a number of related posts about this journey – check out Torquay, Kangaroo Island and Great Ocean Road.

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