Rocky Point is where the waves roll into the Torquay Surf Beach, separating Torquay from Jan Juc. The views are incredible and it gives you a real taste of the rugged coastline that continues for hundreds of kilometres to the west along the Great Ocean Road.
You’ll find beginner surfers and local kids down on the Surf Beach to the east of Rocky Point making the most of the consistent soft and small waves, then look to the west where you’ll see well seasoned surfers braving the bigger waves at Jan Juc Beach.
View of the Torquay Surf Beach from Rocky Point
Getting up to the Rocky Point Lookout
Although Rocky Point is in Jan Juc, it’s right on the edge of Torquay and you’ll see more of Torquay than you will of Jan Juc.
Head to the Torquay Surf Beach, then it’s just a few minutes walk to the west. If the tide is out, you can walk straight over to a small set of stairs carved into the Sandstone, then just follow the track up the hill to the look out. If the tide isn’t out or too much water is flowing in from Spring Creek, then instead you’ll be able to walk along a board walk that takes you across the creek and joins a sand path that goes up to Rocky Point Lookout.
Other places nearby to go Surfing
Although Rocky Point is right between two surf beaches, one being ideal for beginners and the other for some more advanced surfers, it is at the very start of the Great Ocean Road and Surf Coast which attract millions of tourists each year, so it can get pretty damn busy.
For beginners, your best option might be to head to Ocean Grove, which to the north-east of Torquay. Here, you can rent a surf board and wet suit for a little bit cheaper than in Torquay and the beginners surf beach stretches for kilometres, meaning you’ll always be able to find free space to practice. If you’re heading along the Great Ocean Road, then Urquhart Bluff or Lorne would be your next best option.
Experienced surfers have dozens of options. A few minutes drive to the west of Rocky Point is one of the best known surfing spots in the country, Bells Beach & South Side. Just near Ocean Grover is 13th Beach at Barwon Heads, or just drive west along the the Great Ocean Road and stop in where-ever the waves are what you’re looking for, there are breaks around every corner for hundreds of kilometres.