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Royal Beach

Shore DiveShore Dive | Shore access

Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site

Depth: 10 metres (33 feet)

Level: Open Water and beyond.

Royal Beach at Mornington is out the front of the old Royal Hotel. It's a small pocket beach, just 150 metres long, lying between two 10 to 20 metres high, red sandstone bluffs, and backed by grassy bluffs and the Esplanade. The narrow beach looks attractive at high tide, but at low tide exposes a continuous rock and reef flat, with deep water only out beyond the rocks.

Access is down a short scrambly sloped track opposite the end of Canterbury Street. Off the beach there is a wide rubble and rock strewn sea floor with small fish and crustaceans. A good beginner's dive.

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

Latitude: 38° 13.066′ S   (38.217763° S / 38° 13′ 3.95″ S)
Longitude: 145° 1.987′ E   (145.033114° E / 145° 1′ 59.21″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-05-30 14:38:20 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Schnapper Point, Mornington Pier, 557 m, bearing 354°, N
Depth: 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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