Williamstown Beach Breakwater

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Williamstown Beach Breakwater
Williamstown Beach Breakwater
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Depth: 2 metres (6.6 feet) to 5 metres (16 feet)

Location: Williamstown MELWAY Ref: Page 55 A11

Williamstown Beach Breakwater, also known as Crystals, near Williamstown, is great for a midweek dive as it's only about 25 minutes from Hawthorn. It has easy entry and exit and there are lots of critters to see.

If you head out from the stairs along the breakwater you will see more than if you head out into the more open area to the west of the breakwater. It can get very shallow the more west you head so the best strategy is to either enter via the beach and work your way around the breakwater or vice versa.

There are dozens of short headed seahorses if you pay close attention to the weeds, blue ring octopuses, many cushion sea stars (among other kinds) and tonnes of sea urchins (so check before you grab onto anything).

There are also short tailed nudibranchs, decorator crabs and HEAPS of cardinal fish (especially at night). Old Wives, dumpling squid, stingarees, fiddler rays, clingfish and pygmy leatherjackets have also been seen.

Weather Required: Offshore winds (N, E, NE) or light onshore winds (NW, S, SW, S, SE), no rain runoff.

Access: Shore beach entry or entry via steps near break water, short walk to either entry from car park.

Facilities: Toilets open until about 9-10pm near surf life saving club, parking ($2.70/hr or $10.80 all day 8am-8pm, machine takes credit card). Poor lighting at night.

Latitude: 37° 52.097′ S   (37.868282° S / 37° 52′ 5.82″ S)
Longitude: 144° 53.358′ E   (144.889295° E / 144° 53′ 21.46″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-05-28 23:14:09 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: The Jawbone, Williamstown, 505 m, bearing 282°, WNW
Depth: 2 to 5 m.

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