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Pearses Beach
Pearses Beach | © Film Victoria

Depth: 3 m (9.84 ft) to 10 m (33 ft)

Level: Advanced Open Water and beyond

Pearses Beach is a secluded sandy back beach near Blairgowrie on the Mornington Peninsula, with 'Prickly Rocks', 'Glenn Point' and 'Pirates Bay' to the west, and 'Jessie Kirkwoods Rock' and 'Dimmicks Beach' to the east.

From the eastern end of Pearses Beach you can explore the large rock pools and gullies. You can head further east to explore the area off 'Jessie Kirkwoods Rock' and even around to 'Dimmicks Beach'.

From the western end of Pearses Beach you can explore 'Prickly Rocks' and 'Glenn Point' and even range around to 'Pirates Bay'. There are plenty of ledges and gutters to explore.

Large rock pools and gullies lie close to the shore. The Pearses Beach area tends to be slightly less wild access than the rest of the Back Beaches, but not by much.

Pearses Beach Parking
Pearses Beach Parking
© Google Street View

Location: Blairgowrie, Victoria 3942
MELWAY Ref: Page 167 E7

Parking: There is a small car park at the end of Pearse Road, Blairgowrie. From the car park you take the track west where you'll eventually come down to Pearses Beach.

Entry/Exit: From Pearses Beach.

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

See also, Parks Victoria: Pearces Beach, and
... and Pearse's Beach in "Shore Dives of Victoria" by Ian Lewis, 3rd edition page 119.

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.

 

Pearses Beach Location Map

Latitude: 38° 22.824′ S   (38.380396° S / 38° 22′ 49.43″ S)
Longitude: 144° 46.423′ E   (144.773723° E / 144° 46′ 25.4″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map | Get directions
Added: 2012-07-22 09:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2022-03-24 14:32:35 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Bridgewater Bay, 919 m, bearing 319°, NW
Blairgowrie, Back Beaches, Mornington Peninsula.
Depth: 3 to 10 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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