Whether it’s a game of beach cricket, building sandcastles, beachcombing or catching a wave, there’s always a reason to spend a day at the beach. Victoria’s coastline is dotted with stunning beaches that are perfect for families with young children. Here are a few of our favourites:

Best kid-friendly beaches in Gippsland

Located adjacent to Ingenia Holidays Inverloch, the beaches of Anderson Inlet sit within an almost enclosed bay. While not a patrolled beach, it is well-known for its shallow waters and safe swimming conditions, making it ideal for families. Meanwhile, Inverloch Surf Beach, just a five-minute drive from the park, offers a wide stretch of sand and gentle rolling waves for those that want to catch a wave.

Within a two-minute walk of Ingenia Holidays Cape Paterson you’ll find Bay Beach (known locally as Rock Pool Beach). It’s a great option for families as it has a man-made rock pool that provides a safe space for swimming. However, budding boogie boarders may prefer the gentle waves at First Surf Beach.

You’re almost spoilt for choice when it comes to family-friendly beaches on Phillip Island. If you can tear yourself away from absolute beachfront location at Ingenia Holidays Phillip Island, we recommend Smiths Beach on the south coast. It’s perfect for boogie boarding and has great rock pools to explore when the tide is out. 

Best kid-friendly beaches on the Great Ocean Road

The Bellarine Peninsula is home to a host of great family beaches, but if you really want to ramp up the fun, a half-hour drive from Ingenia Holidays Queenscliff Beacon brings you to the Eastern Beach Reserve in Geelong. Here, you’ll find a great kids pool as well as picnic facilities, playgrounds, a boardwalk and even a shark-proof sea bath and Ferris wheel.

Despite being known for big waves and world-class surfing, Torquay has its fair share of family-friendly beaches too. In fact, just a short walk from Ingenia Holidays Torquay lies Fisherman’s Beach, which offers a broad expanse of sand, gentle waves and rock pools just waiting to be explored.

Whether you choose to head east or west from Melbourne for your next beach getaway, you’ll find Ingenia Holiday Parks in great locations on or near the shore. Start planning your trip today.

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BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Inverloch
Welcome to BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Inverloch. You’ll find us located on Anderson Inlet, close to nearby natural attractions of Phillip Island and Wilson’s Promontory, a short 90 minutes’ drive from Melbourne’s CBD.
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Ingenia Holidays Torquay
Searching for a surfing escape in Victoria? Head to Ingenia Holidays Torquay to soak up the beachside atmosphere at one of Victoria’s best-known surfing locations.
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Ingenia Holidays Cape Paterson
At Ingenia Holidays Cape Paterson we mean it when we say Great Breaks. Great Places. With six local beaches, pristine waters, a rock pool to explore and Bass Coast vistas, there is so much to see and do when you stay at this holiday park.
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BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Phillip Island
Whether you’re visiting to catch a glimpse of the largest Little Penguin colony in the world or escaping for a family holiday along Victoria’s southern coastline, check into Ingenia Holidays Phillip Island.
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BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Queenscliff Beacon
Looking for a touch of luxe during your next family getaway? Set your sights on BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Queenscliff Beacon for a dose of relaxation and rejuvenation on the Bellarine Peninsula.
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