Jan Juc Post Office opened on 25 January 1862, but was renamed Bellbrae in 1923.
As of 2009[update], housing estates almost link Jan Juc to adjacent Torquay, across the Spring Creek. Along with many other parts of the Surf Coast, increasing popularity is placing pressure on the coastal environment.
The Jan Juc beach lies between Rocky Point to the East and Bird Rock to the West, and is bounded by high cliffs, save in the middle where an intermittent creek enters Bass Strait through sand dunes. The beach is patrolled during summer months by the Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club.
In the late 1990s, a surfer found the only known 'Janjucetus hunderi' fossils, on a beach near Jan Juc.
Jan Juc has a Surf Life Saving Club; including a junior "nippers" program, as well as the Cricket club (Jan Juc sharks) that has 8 junior teams and 4 senior teams that compete in the Geelong Junior Cricket Association and the Bellerine Peninsula Cricket Association respectively.