The Arch

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Beaches in Great Ocean Road

The Arch is a beach in Australia that is located in a place known as Great Ocean Road, which is found in the region of VIC, Australia.

The Arch Review

The Arch gets a ranking of 83 out of a possible 100.

The Arch is considered an extremely disirable beach in VIC, and is a selection that many people recommend when choosing a beach in Australia.

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The Arch


The official name of this beach is The Arch.

It is located in the area of Great Ocean Road, and has some of the most beautiful beaches in Australia, in the region of VIC.

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Is The Arch a top ranked beach in Australia?

So, when it comes to comparing The Arch with the rest, is it in the Top 10 beaches in Australia? Is it in the Top 20 beaches in Australia? Well, the best way to find out is to check our Current Australia Best Beach Rankings and see if The Arch makes the list of most beautiful beaches in Australia!

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Holiday in The Arch

Great Ocean Road is a place in VIC that is very enjoyable to visit and provides a great environment for a holiday.

There have been no negative reports recieved from Locals, Tourists, Fishermen, Surfers, Swimmers or Campers at The Arch.

Camping in The Arch

If you intend on camping in The Arch it is best to see if a booking is required beforehand. When permitted, choosing to go free camping in The Arch is acceptable, but it is important you follow the local rules of Great Ocean Road.

Generally coastal areas in Australia like The Arch have a myriad of options for caravans, caravan parks, tents and campgrounds.

Fishing in The Arch

Many areas through Australia and particularly in Great Ocean Road require a fishing licence to legally go fishing. If you want to go fishing in The Arch it is recommended that you obtain the adequate recreational fishing licence.

Swimming in The Arch

Througout Australia and in places such as Great Ocean Road, swimming in the ocean and waterways can be extremly dangerous. When swimming in The Arch, please be mindful of rip currents, ocean conditions, big swells, drops offs, rocks and marine stingers and predators.

Always swim between the flags in The Arch where available. Never swim alone!

It is highly recommended you visit Beach Safe Australia before visiting The Arch to ensure you are prepared for the weather and tidal conditions.

Accomodation in The Arch

Like many areas throughout Australia, beaches in areas like Great Ocean Road can be quite remote. This means there may be limited accomadation options. If it does exist, accomodation deals in The Arch can be found online.

Marine and Wildlife in The Arch

Please note - many Australian speicies are protected, and VIC is no exception. Do not feed local wildlife and please be aware you are visiting their natural habitat around Great Ocean Road.

Some common types of marine or wildlife you may find at The Arch may include:

Marine life in The Arch: Sharks, Whales, Stingrays, Manta Rays, Turtles, Seals, Dolphins, Starfish, Jellyfish, Blue Bottles, Crabs.

Wildlife life in The Arch: Kangaroos, Wallabies, Koalas, Kookaburras, Seagulls, Snakes, Lizards, Cockatoos, Possums.

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Surfing in The Arch

Experienced surfers will find VIC conditions vary from day to day. It is advised to always wear a wetsuit and never surf in The Arch alone.

Boating in The Arch

Please enquire directly with The Arch or the office of Great Ocean Road to obtain the rules around the prospect of boating in The Arch.

Other notes:

There is no information available that confirms whether The Arch is one of the limited nude beaches in Australia. As a general rule, unless there is clear signage, you cannot assume a beach in VIC is one of the few permitted topless beaches in Australia.

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