Torquay’s beaches lure everyone from kids in floaties to backpacker surf-school pupils. Fisherman’s Beach, protected from ocean swells, is the family favourite. Ringed by shady pines and sloping lawns, the Front Beach beckons lazy bums, while surf life-savers patrol the frothing Back Beach during summer. Famous surf beaches nearby include Jan Juc, Winki Pop and, of course, Bells Beach.