Point Cooke Beach

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Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Marine Park - No Fishing Night Dive Site Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site

Point Cooke Beach
Point Cooke Beach | © Unknown

Depth: 2 metres (6.6 feet) to 5 metres (16 feet)

Level: Open Water and beyond.

Situated on the sheltered rocky shores of north-western Port Phillip Bay, Point Cooke Beach is located within the Point Cooke Marine Sanctuary. A narrow sandy beach separates the land from the sea.

Beneath the water prickly sea urchins are abundant near crevices, while the more exposed sections of the rock support a range of life that includes masses of tubeworms, carpets of anemones and turfs of tufting coralline and filamentous algae. In darker corners, sponges grow plentifully while the Southern Blennies hide in the crevices. Small sharks and skates patrol the surrounding eelgrass beds and muddy seafloor.

See WillyWeather as a guide for the tide times and the height of the tide.

Diving and snorkelling sites at Point Cooke include two heritage listed shipwrecks — Henrietta and Diana. Many small fish and invertebrates can be seen on the rocky reef.

See also Parks Victoria: Point Cooke Marine Sanctuary, and Point Cooke Marine Sanctuary Park Notes.

Point Cook Map
Point Cook Map | © Parks Victoria

Latitude: 37° 55.781′ S   (37.929684° S / 37° 55′ 46.86″ S)
Longitude: 144° 46.367′ E   (144.772791° E / 144° 46′ 22.05″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-05-27 05:17:43 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Diana, Point Cooke, 1,510 m, bearing 91°, E
Depth: 2 to 5 m.

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