Reef Dive | Shore access
Depth: 3 m (9.84 ft) to 5 m (16 ft)
Level: Open Water and beyond.
Beacon Reef is actually located around from Daveys Bay, Mount Eliza on the Mornington Peninsula in Port Phillip. Beacon Reef is an underwater collection of tumbled rocks and slabs with lots of little holes and crannies that the small fish life love. It's pleasant and safe snorkelling and diving site, suitable for newcomers.
Access is from the end of Daveys Bay Road where public parking is available. A track leads from the car park down to the beach. There is a beacon to the north-west marking the Beacon Reef.
See WillyWeather (Ranelagh Beach) as a guide for the tide times and the height of the tide.
Traditional Owners — This dive site is in the traditional Country of the Boon Wurrung / Bunurong people of the Kulin Nation. This truly ancient Country includes parts of Port Phillip, from the Werribee River in the north-west, down to Wilson's Promontory in the south-east, including the Mornington Peninsula, French Island and Phillip Island, plus Western Port. We wish to acknowledge the Boon Wurrung as Traditional Owners. We pay respect to their Ancestors and their Elders, past, present and emerging. We acknowledge Bunjil the Creator Spirit of this beautiful land, who travels as an eagle, and Waarn, who protects the waterways and travels as a crow, and thank them for continuing to watch over this Country today and beyond.
Beacon Reef, Daveys Bay Location Map
Latitude: 38° 9.824′ S (38.163739° S / 38° 9′ 49.46″ S)
Longitude: 145° 5.279′ E (145.087985° E / 145° 5′ 16.75″ E)
Datum: WGS84 | Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 09:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-03-27 16:32:06 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Pelican Point Reef, Daveys Bay, 291 m, bearing 54°, NE
Mount Eliza, Mornington Peninsula, Port Phillip.
Depth: 3 to 5 m.
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