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Blanket Bay, Cape Otway

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Depth: 1m, Difficulty: OW
GPS: -38.828473 143.584022 ( 38°49.708'S 143°35.041'E )
Last Edited: 12/24/2022, 4:52:34 PM

Description

Blanket Bay, north-east of Cape Otway on Victoria's Otway Coast, comprises a small collection of fishing and holiday shacks, and the Blanket Bay Campgrounds, located at the end of the circuitous Blanket Bay vehicle track, that runs off the Cape Otway Lighthouse Road. The bay is part of the Cape Otway National Park. A creek flows into the bay.

Blanket Bay Beach faces east and is bordered by forested slopes to the west and rimmed by rocks and reefs to the east. Blanket Bay Beach is protected by the reefs and is used by the fishers to launch their boats. The beach is 200 metres long.

The smaller Blanket Bay North beach is located just north of the bay. Both beaches are fronted by a rock platform and reefs.

The often calm waters off the ever-so-popular Blanket Bay Campground are protected by an intertidal reef. This small beach is often sheltered by the high hills of Cape Otway. Remains of the 1880s jetty built for landing supplies can still be seen at low tide. This all makes for a great opportunity to explore the unique underwater life found within these intertidal rock pools. Snorkelling, diving and spearfishing are popular here.

Blanket Bay is protected by a reef and plenty of submerged rocks. There is plenty of challenging reef to explore and schools of ocean going fish.

From the east, approach Apollo Bay and Cape Otway along the Great Ocean Road (B100) by taking either Anglesea Road or Surf Coast Highway from Geelong.

From Colac, approach through Lavers Hill (inland route C155).

From the west, pick up the Great Ocean Road (B100) by approaching via Port Campbell (inland route C164).

From the Great Ocean Road (B100), take Lighthouse Road (C157) and later turn left onto Blanket Bay Road. Follow the signs to the Blanket Bay Campgrounds.

Dive Type: Reef Dive

Imported from The Scuba Doctor

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