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Bridgewater Bay

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Advanced Open Water Rated Ideal For Snorkelling Outside Port Phillip Reef Dive Site

Bridgewater Bay
Bridgewater Bay | © Phil Watson

Depth: 4 m (13 ft) to 8 m (26 ft)

Level: Advanced Open Water and beyond

Bridgewater Bay lies on the back beaches at Blairgowrie on the Mornington Peninsula. At the eastern end of Bridgewater Bay is 'The Bridge'. At the western end is 'Koreen Point' (aka 'Graham's Reef') which leads you further west around Koreen Point and to Fowlers Beach.

From the entry point on Bridgewater Bay Beach you can head west to explore 'Grahams Reef', or east to explore a prominent sea cave and nice ledges at 'The Bridge'.

Bridgewater Bay Parking
Bridgewater Bay Parking
© Google Street View

Location: Blairgowrie, Victoria 3942
MELWAY Ref: Page 167 D5

Parking: There is a small car park at the end of St Johns Wood Road, Blairgowrie. From the car park you take the track east where you'll eventually come to a steep staircase that descends from the cliffs to the beach at Bridgewater Bay.

Entry/Exit: From Bridgewater Bay Beach.

See WillyWeather (Bridge Water Bay Beach) as a guide for the tide times and the height of the tide.

See also, Parks Victoria: Bridgewater Bay, and
St. John's Wood Road in "Shore Dives of Victoria" by Ian Lewis, 3rd edition page 118.

Back Beach Warning: Always keep an eye on sea conditions throughout any dive on the Back Beaches of the Mornington Peninsula. Please read the warnings on the web page diving-the-back-beaches before diving or snorkelling this site.

Boon Wurrung / Bunurong country
Boon Wurrung / Bunurong country

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.


Bridgewater Bay Location Map

Latitude: 38° 22.446′ S   (38.374098° S / 38° 22′ 26.75″ S)
Longitude: 144° 46.014′ E   (144.766899° E / 144° 46′ 0.84″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 09:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-03-24 14:02:39 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Pearses Beach, 919 m, bearing 139°, SE
Blairgowrie, Back Beaches, Mornington Peninsula.
Depth: 4 to 8 m.

DISCLAIMER: No claim is made by The Scuba Doctor as to the accuracy of the dive site coordinates listed here. Should anyone decide to use these GPS marks to locate and dive on a site, they do so entirely at their own risk. Always verify against other sources.

The marks come from numerous sources including commercial operators, independent dive clubs, reference works, and active divers. Some are known to be accurate, while others may not be. Some GPS marks may even have come from maps using the AGD66 datum, and thus may need be converted to the WGS84 datum. To distinguish between the possible accuracy of the dive site marks, we've tried to give each mark a source of GPS, Google Earth, or unknown.


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