Bird Rock is at the western end of Jan Juc Beach, just 100 km south-west of Melbourne, on Ocean Boulevarde, between Bells Beach and Torquay. Bird Rock lies on Victoria's Surf Coast, facing south-east into Bass Strait.
Bird Rock is backed by 20 high bluffs. The coast here is dominated by steep, 20 to 40 metre high, limestone bluffs, which wind their way to Bells Beach. At the base of the bluffs are small beaches, each surrounded by rocks and reefs. Bird Rock marks the western end of the 1.2 km long Jan Juc Beach, with Rocky Point at the eastern end of the beach.
When weather conditions permit, diving and snorkelling at Bird Rock is about exploring the underwater reef terrain and marine life. On a perfect day, with no wind, no swell, and no current, it's really worthwhile.
You may want to just explore the rock pools around Bird Rock. However, for those wanting more, head south from the shore and you'll come across a shallow limestone reef with ledges and large holes. Then you come to Bird Rock itself, and a network of gullied platforms. Follow the gutters further out to the offshore limestone reefs with shelves, overhangs and holes supporting a wide-array of marine life.
Dive Type: Reef Dive
Imported from The Scuba Doctor