Best local markets on the Bellarine Peninsula
Tucked away on the coastline past the town of Geelong lies the Bellarine Peninsula. This sought-after part of Victoria is home to many quaint seaside towns and villages that overlook the sparkling blue waters. With many things to see and do, time on the Bellarine Peninsula is always well spent.
From exploring nooks and crannies of the towns to indulging in quality coffee at cafes or regional wine at the many wineries, there are so many treats to enjoy in this area. Something that attracts both locals from near and visitors from afar are the markets along the Bellarine.
Discover some of these great markets and enjoy fresh quality produce, unique local delights and the genuine ambience of the market offering. Market-hopping around the Bellarine is also a great way to get to know the towns that make this Peninsula so iconic. Some of great markets to highlight include:
Barwon Heads Community Market
Every Saturday from December and January then on the last Saturday every month from February to November, head on down to the Barwon Heads Community Market between 9.00am and 1.00pm. Here there are many local delights, ranging from produce to crafted goods. Barwon Heads is a gorgeous seaside town with access to the beach and river which are great attractions to enjoy after meandering through the marketplace.
Ocean Grove Craft Market
On the first Sunday of the month, running from October until the Easter weekend, this market is held at Kingston Park from 9.00am until 1.00pm. It is a family friendly event and offers many quality handcrafted goods. What better place to pick up a Christmas or birthday gift for a loved one!
Point Lonsdale Primary School Market
On the second Sunday of each month, you can support local education by heading to the Point Lonsdale primary school and checking out their market. A range of goods are on offer and it is an ideal community event.
Portarlington Sunday Market
This market happens on the last Sunday of the month between 9.00am and 2.00pm. It can be found at Parks Hall in Portarlington. Be sure to wander along the seaside and pop into some of the cafes in town after checking out the market.
Queenscliff Community Market
This historical port city holds its market on the last Sunday of the month between 9.00am and 2.00pm at the Lower Princess Park. This location has easy walking access to the coastline after you’ve strolled through and seen the great products available. There are many great food options available from local vendors at the market so be sure to come with an empty belly!
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