Fairhaven is a small coastal town located on the Great Ocean Road, southwest of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is located between Airey's Inlet and Lorne. Many surfers holiday in Aireys Inlet to take advantage of the popular Fairhaven beach. As the inclination of the beach can change dramatically between years, the surf is regarded as unpredictable. Swimmers should take note there is a strong rip current. Painkalac Creek, which separates Aireys Inlet from Fairhaven, forms a salt lake or inlet behind the sand dunes before it cuts through to the ocean. Fairhaven has several houses which give picturesque views of the Great Ocean Road and the ocean beyond. Of these, the most unusual is the Pole house, which juts out over the cliff and towers above the Great Ocean Road. The pole house at Fairhaven Beach on the Great Ocean Road, is probably one of the most photographed houses in Australia.