The pretty coastal town of Torquay is famous for its fantastic surf, and numerous visitors descend to beautiful beaches such as Jan Juc Beach and Bells Beach for the chance to catch a few waves. The town boasts stunning natural scenery that is sure to appeal to people of all ages.
Many of Torquay’s seven thousand residents live in the picturesque area known as Ocean Views, which can be found to the south of the town centre. This residential area features a large golf club and football oval as well as the picturesque Spring Creek Play Park. Other prime residential areas in Torquay include Wombah Park, Frog Hollow and the pretty area known as Zeally Bay.
Those who do not surf but want to get a feel for Australia’s surfing culture can attend the annual Rip Curl Pro & Sun Smart Classic. This vibrant event is held each Easter at Bells Beach and features a number of exciting surfing competitions and other events.
The town centre of Torquay tends to be rather tranquil most of the year and residents will find plenty of great spots to relax and watch the world go by. There are some great restaurants to be found on Gilbert Street, while residents who have plenty of time to explore the area can drive along Shipwreck Coast, which runs from Moonlight Head to Port Fairy and offers stunning ocean views.
People who choose to relocate to Torquay will also be able to drive to the city of Melbourne in around an hour. This big city offers numerous entertainment options, which means that residents can also choose to work in the big city while being able to live in Torquay and enjoy stunning ocean views.