Pea Soup Beach (aka South Beach) is a shore diving and snorkelling site which lies on the south side of Port Fairy on Victoria's Discovery Coast where Ocean Drive runs past the caravan park and west along the shore for 2 km. It's east of where Mills Crescent meets Ocean Drive, opposite where James Street meets Ocean Drive, and west of The Passage.
The Pea Soup Beach shore is fringed by continuous basalt reefs lying 100 to 200 metres offshore. In the lee of the reef are two beaches, both bordered by low, basalt rocks. The first is Pea Soup Beach, or South Beach. It is a 500 metres long, south facing beach. It adjoins a smaller, 200 metre long beach that is backed by scarped dunes and, in places, a protective basalt seawall. The reefs completely protect the wide, low beaches at low tide. Shallow lagoons lie between the beaches and the reefs. At high tide, small waves reach the beaches and wash over continuous, shallow bars with no rips.
Dive Type: Shore Dive
Imported from The Scuba Doctor