Shore Dive | Shore access
Depth: 1 m (3.28 ft) to 6 m (20 ft)
Brirdrock Beach is located opposite the end of Birdrock Avenue, Mount Martha, Victoria 3934 on the Mornington Peninsula, in Julljul Bay on the eastern side of Port Phillip. It's named after a flat-topped sandstone reef (also known as Shag Rock) located a short distance offshore which is a haven for seabirds.
You can see Seahorses, large crabs and Eagle Rays here.
Entry and exit are from Birdrock Beach. There can be plenty of boat traffic so always tow a buoy with a dive flag displayed.
Parking: There is a car park opposite the end of Birdrock Avenue and 585 Esplanade, Mount Martha VIC 3934. There is also limited parking in Birdrock Avenue and Shanns Avenue. There is another car park at the lookout point where the steep path reaches the cliff top at Morrison's Avenue.
Getting onto Birdrock Beach: At the centre and south end of the beach there are access points from the cliff above. The centre section has a wooden staircase which leads down from a car park opposite 585 Esplanade. Not so easy to navigate for scuba divers with all of their gear, but okay for snorkellers and spearfishers.
Birdrock Beach faces west and is exposed to westerly winds and waves which, during strong winds, produce waves high enough to form a bar and rips. Best dived at high tide with winds from the east.
See WillyWeather (Birdrock 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.
Birdrock Beach Location Map
Latitude: 38° 14.919′ S (38.248655° S / 38° 14′ 55.16″ S)
Longitude: 145° 1.660′ E (145.027664° E / 145° 1′ 39.59″ E)
Datum: WGS84 | Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-02-15 14:09:18 GMT, Last updated: 2022-05-24 22:59:37 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Fossil Beach, 653 m, bearing 358°, N
Mount Martha, Mornington Peninsula, Port Phillip.
Depth: 1 to 6 m.
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