Ocean Grove is in effect an outlying suburb of Geelong. Therefore there is no reason to visit. Now the largest town on the Peninsula is a bit of a disaster.

Methodists from America decided to spread their camps overseas, including to Australia. Following collaboration with the Victorian Methodists, an initial camp was set up near Point Lonsdale. By 1882 they needed to acquire a larger area, so they could establish their Australian Ocean Grove community.

The site chosen was on the eastern side of the mouth of the Barwon River overlooking Bass Strait.

In 1887, Charles James and James Grigg purchased, surveyed and subdivided land into 2,500 blocks bearing the covenant "no part of the above Land shall be used for the Manufacture or Sale of Malted Spirituous, or Vinous Liquors".

In 1927 the town was linked by the new bridge to Barwon Heads, an older and traditional community on the other side of the river.

There is a remote hotel.

Ocean Grove has a manufactured War Memorial in an afterthought location.

There is no Museum.

The Anglican and United Churches are of note. The Anglican is open each day.

Narrow streets, no footpaths and all new. Ocean Grove is a human environmental disaster. Fortunately Barwon Heads is at armís length to save the citizens.

Heritage diary



Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course