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Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale are renowned for the picturesque beaches and idyllic views. The main ocean surf beach is known as Point Lonsdale back beach and stretches for 900m and is patrolled from late November through to Easter.  The back beach is only a short 5 minute drive from BIG4 Beacon Resort.

The coastline between Point Lonsdale and Queenscliff offers calm bay beaches popular with children and families.  These beaches are only minutes walk from BIG4 Beacon Resort.

Point Lonsdale back beach, located on Point Lonsdale Road, provides the perfect beach breaks on a northerly wind, a low to moderate swell at mid to high tide as the reefs are exposed at low tide.

There are two bus stops situated near the resort.  There is a pick up point on the corner of Ward Road and Bellarine Hwy which takes you into Queenscliff and another opposite which takes you through to Point Lonsdale, Ocean Grove and Geelong.

BIG4 Beacon Resort is located near the roundabout at the end of the Bellarine Highway between Point Lonsdale and Queenscliff.  It is a short 4 minute drive or 45 minute walk to Queenscliff.  To visit picturesque Point Lonsdale, it is a short 3 minute drive or a 20 minute walk along the beach promenade to the main street.

Beacon Bus Tours and Charter is a charter service operates both locally and beyond.  Transfers within the 3225 postcode are offered at $6 per person one way.  The service must be pre-booked.

Taste Trail family activities - for more information click here.

Kids activities in Queenscliff click here (in park) and here (external activities)

Trip Advisor suggestions for families - click here.

Walk beautiful Point Lonsdale back beach together, indulge in a couples massage treatment at the resort day spa, sip champagne and oysters at Salt Gallery in Queenscliff, enjoy lunch overlooking the bay and grapevines at Jack Rabbit Vineyard or drive and park at Ripview Lookout and enjoy the tranquility. For a list of our wineries, please click here.  For the love of Grape also provides a wonderul winery tour tour.  For more details on their product, click here.

Indulge in a massage, facial or pedicure at www.muddayspa.com.au

Explore the shops & galleries in Point Lonsdale and Queenscliff

Go overseas!  Day trip to Sorrento with www.searoad.com.au

Drive the wineries on the Bellarine Taste Trail www.thebellarinetastetrail.com.au

Supervised kidz club activities at Beacon daily www.beaconresort.com.au

Take the kids to Geelong and burn some energy at www.supatramp.com.au

The Promenade Point Lonsdale is a beautiful walk and suitable for prams and bikes.  The Promenade is only a 5 minute walk from Beacon.  For more information click here.

Swan Bay Nature Walk - for more information click here.

Lovers Lane Walk - a secret walk through the back tracks amongst the moonahs (running parallel to the beach).  For more information click here.

Queenscliff Dune Walk - for more information click here.

There is an amazing variety of fishing options in Queenscliff.  Click here for more information.  For Queenscliff fishing charters click here or Impulse fishing charters click here

Cots or highchairs are available for hire free of charge upon request.  The cots are clean, easy to assemble.  They have a small mattress at the base with mesh sides for safety.  Cot linen is also available upon request.

Mud Day Spa is located within the resort and is open 7 days a week.  Please call 5257 4100 to make a booking or drop into reception.

The closest BP service station is located on Point Lonsdale Road, 750 metres from the resort or a short 1 minute drive.

During off peak season we offer 6pm check-out charging $45 for accommodation and $20 for powered sites.  This offer is subject to availability and is only available upon request at reception.  During peak seasons check-out is 10am for accommodation and 11am for powered sites.

Accommodation and site fees are based on a nightly rate with a minimum charge covering up to two people.  Additional person fees apply for any extra ovenight guests aged 2 years and over.  Infants under two years of age stay free with two paying guests.  Day visitors are welcome at no charge.  Minimum stays and seasonal rate variations also apply.   Day visitors are welcome at no charge (day visitors who use the pool, jumping pillow or indoor playroom need to be registered with reception and pay $17 for full day use of all facilities).

Bike hire is available between the hours of 8am - 7pm.  All bikes must be returned by 7pm.  Mountain bikes are available for hire hourly, half day (up to 4 hours) or full day with rates starting from $10.  Mountain bikes are available to both resort and non-resort guests.  Bike helmets are included in the price of bike hire.  Click here for more information.

Yes.  There is no charge for Beacon guests for racket rental.

Safeway Ocean Grove is the closest 'big' supermarket to Beacon.  It is approximately 7 minutes away.  The girls at reception can provide you with directions.  There is also an IGA in Point Lonsdale and a FoodWorks in Queenscliff.  Groceries can also be ordered online( through Safeway or Coles) and delivered to us prior to your arrival. 

Seabreeze milkbar is across the road - around 20 metres away.  They offer fresh rolls, sandwiches and hot food as well as drinks and snacks.  Alternatively, head down to the Point Lonsdale main street cafes (approximately 15 minute walk).

Naturally we think our Espresso Coffee is the best in town although there are other options should you wish to venture out!  According to www.beanhunter.com, Belsize & Co or Saltbush Fine Foods (both in Hesse Street) score high on their list.  Charlie Noble & Lix on the harbour also serve great coffee, offering the view for free!

Cliffe's Cafe & Pizza is a favorite of ours and ranks well on Trip Advisor.  Also rating high is Queenscliff Pizza for takeaway and delivery.

Hands down, Rolling Pin in Hesse Street, Queenscliff.  Click here for more information.

BIG4 Beacon Resort offers Aussie BBQ Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights.  Your meal can be enjoyed in the function room or delivered to your room.   Our Shop also has fresh meals available including thai chicken curry, lentil dahl and rajma curry.  These meals are produced locally.  For lovers of Indian, try Tandoori Ocean Grove, for Thai try Chang Noi Thai Ocean Grove, for pizza try Ocean Grove Pizza and for Chinese try Ming Terrace Ocean Grove.  All of these delicious options can be delivered to your door.

The Flying Brick Cider House has open fires, great live 'roots' music and dinner.  Stunning venue with loads of parking.  Open from 6pm Fridays. www.flyingbrickcider.com.au

The two ferries criss cross Port Phillip Bay 24 times a day 7 days a week. Departing every hour, on the hour the regular service is convenient and easy, saving time and kilometres.  The first ferry departs Queenscliff at 7am with the last ferry departing Queenscliff at 6pm (7pm during peak summer holiday periods).

The ferries, MV Queenslciff and MV Sorrento carry foot passengers, bicycles, cars, motorbikes, trailers, caravans, motorhomes, coaches and trucks. Car vehicle fares are based on length and number of passengers, trucks based ion carrying capacity and coaches on passenger capacity.

You can book, pay and receive your tickets for the ferry at reception (some packages require a 24 hour lead time).

 

 

Yes.  We recommend you pre-book prior to arrival.  Cost - from $25 per hour

For cycling route options, click here

The Best Restaurant with Indoor Play Centre for Kids?

The Ocean Grove Bowling Club has reasonably priced meals, generous serves and a large kids play centre.

http://www.oceangrovebowls.com.au/

The Best Cafe with Kids Play Area?

The Portarlington Bakehouse, 48 Newcombe Street, Portarlington

The Best Lunch Spot with Kids?

The Flying Brick Cider Co.  Indoor and outdoor dining; indoor and outdoor fireplaces; large grassed area with outdoor tables; kids can safely run around while mum and dad relax and enjoy the view over the vines.

www.flyingbrickciderco.com.au/

 

We have a state of the art 24/7 fitness studio here at BIG4 Beacon Resort

https://www.beaconresort.com.au/fitness-studio

 

You will receive 1000MB for use during your stay at Beacon Resort. 

Guests can pre-book bus transfers from Beacon Resort to the Blues Train for $12 per person return (5 minutes each way).  Book early as seats fill fast.

For all the information relating to ship and cruise line traffic click here

360Q, Queenscliff Marina:  http://360q.com.au/

Jack Rabbit Winery, Bellarine:  https://www.jackrabbitvineyard.com.au/

 

For more casual dining

 

The Vic Tavern, Queenscliff:  http://www.thetavernqueenscliff.com.au/

The Brewhouse, Queenscliff:  http://www.queenscliffbrewhouse.com.au/