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Urquhart Bluff

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Depth: 1m, Difficulty: OW
GPS: -38.435936 144.132304 ( 38°26.156'S 144°7.938'E )
Last Edited: 12/24/2022, 4:56:08 PM


Urquhart Bluff is a great snorkelling and shore dive site which lies between Aireys Inlet to the west and Angelsea to the east, off the Great Ocean Road (B100) on Victoria's Surf Coast. It's at Urquhart Bluff that Angelsea's sandy beaches end. The coastline rises to form cliffs and continues around to Aireys Inlet.

Urquhart Bluff Beach is a great family beach with outer reefs to protect it from the full onslaught of any large swells. At it's worst Urquhart Bluff is treacherous with dangerous rips. So be warned.

As you head out from the shore there are interesting boulders to see in the first 50–100 metres. If conditions are good you might consider heading further out to the offshore reefs.

Another option is to head west from the beach and explore the interesting reefs around the base of Urquhart Bluff.

Urquhart Bluff was named by Surveyor George Smythe after a fellow surveyor William Urquhart who surveyed much of the early colony of Victoria (Apollo Bay & District Historical Society).

Dive Type: Reef Dive

Imported from The Scuba Doctor


Shore access