Shore Dive | Shore access
Depth: 1 m (3.28 ft) to 8 m (26 ft)
Coral Cove (aka Coral Beach, formerly known as Mariner's Cove) is located in Mornington, opposite the intersection of Coral Road with the Esplanade, on the Eastern side of Port Phillip.
The Esplanade runs along the top of the 20 to 30 metre high sandstone bluffs behind the cove, and there is a continuous foreshore reserve west of the road.
Parking: Finding car parking near this site is problematic. Opposite 662 Esplanade, Mornington, Victoria 3941, is a gravel path with steps down to the small, sandy beach in the shape of an arc.
Coral Cove is exposed to strong westerly winds and waves. Best dived or snorkelled with light easterly offshore winds. There is deep water close inshore at high tide.
See WillyWeather (Fosters 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.
Coral Cove Location Map
Latitude: 38° 14.126′ S (38.235428° S / 38° 14′ 7.54″ S)
Longitude: 145° 1.659′ E (145.027646° E / 145° 1′ 39.53″ E)
Datum: WGS84 | Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-12-31 11:08:10 GMT, Last updated: 2022-05-24 23:00:25 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Fosters Beach, 511 m, bearing 174°, S
Depth: 1 to 8 m.
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