Shore Dive | Shore access
Depth: 1 m (3.28 ft) to 8 m (26 ft)
Fosters Beach in Mornington is a fairly narrow, steep, rocky, west facing beach on the Eastern side of Port Phillip. It's only 80 metres long and the cliffs are steep and unstable so keep to the tracks. There is deep water close inshore at high tide and rips are present when waves are breaking. The main beach area is all rocks.
The Esplanade runs along the top of the 20 to 30 metre high sandstone bluffs behind the beach, and there is a continuous foreshore reserve west of the road.
Parking: Access is via via the Fossil Beach walking track from a small car park opposite #631 Esplanade, Mornington, Victoria 3941 and restricted to a steep slope down the bluffs. After a hundred metres the track branches off to the north to access Fosters Beach (also known as the Fossil Beach Leash Free area). Note: you can also choose to continue further along the track to the equally isolated Fossil Beach.
Fosters Beach 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.
Many references to Fosters Beach have it located at Coral Cove by mistake.
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.
Fosters Beach Location Map
Latitude: 38° 14.400′ S (38.240002° S / 38° 14′ 24.01″ S)
Longitude: 145° 1.694′ E (145.028228° E / 145° 1′ 41.62″ E)
Datum: WGS84 | Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2021-12-31 16:56:52 GMT, Last updated: 2022-05-24 23:02:43 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Fossil Beach, 316 m, bearing 192°, SSW
Mornington, Port Phillip.
Depth: 1 to 8 m.
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