This Op Shop is very popular with locals as well as tourist when they arrive in town and realise they’ve left the fitted sheets at home.
There are two parts to the Op Shop – the actually shop where there are clothes, jewellery books etc. and then a kind of shed to the right where the older stuff and items in less good condition are stored. Don’t let that put you off as there are bargains to be had in here.
Breadmakers! I see so many of these in Op Shops. Perhaps it was a craze of 20 years ago but not sure how many people still use them.
Another one of those items that we seem to have alot of in Op Shops – large thermos. And of course my all time favourite is the wine bottle carrier although haven’t seen one of those for a while.
The staff are just delightful, helpful and up for a good chit-chat if you’d like one. They ask that donations are delivered during business hours rather than left outside as they can get wet be rifled through by others or blown around by the wind.
OPENING HOURS: 9.15 am – 4.30 pm Monday to Friday. 10 am – 2.00 pm Saturday. Sunday -closed.
LOCATION: 28 Hodgson Street, Ocean Grove
PHONE: (03) 5255 5333
PARKING: There is plenty of parking in the carpark that has some limitations of 15 minutes, one hour or three hours depending where you park.
TRANSPORT: There are buses that travel all around Ocean Grove and a bus stop very close by.
DISABLED ACCESS: Good disabled access but would be tight in a wheelchair.
ATM: There are plenty of ATM’s nearby in the main shopping area.
ENTRANCE FEE: No fee.
DOGS: Just tie them up outside in the shade and please clean up any mess they make. Be mindful of them in hot weather.
TOILET FACILITIES: There are toilet facilities in the shopping centre 100m away.
Facebook – The Wave Op Shop
No Instagram but #thewaveopshop
WEBSITE: There is no website
DONATIONS: Please deliver donations during business hours if possible.
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