Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary
Crystal clear shallow waters, sandstone reefs, sea caves, and rockpools make Ricketts Point the perfect place to discover the wonderful sea creatures of Port Phillip Bay. The beach, when patrolled, is a safe place for kids to swim. Grab your snorkel to meet zebrafish or even a Port Jackson Shark.
Ricketts Point is home to unique animals and plants that call the intertidal rock platforms home. Join a Junior Ranger program to get the most out of rockpooling and learn about Victoria’s rich underwater marine life. If you don’t drive, no need to worry. Ricketts Point is accessible by public transport.
The beach, with crystal clear shallow waters of less than 5 metres depth in most areas, is patrolled by Beaumaris Life Saving Club, making it a safe place to swim in summer.
Experienced divers and snorkelers can explore the offshore sandstone reefs and sea caves that are unique to this area.
As beaches and coasts are natural environments, you may encounter hazards. Follow our water safety advice to make sure your day out at Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary is a safe and enjoyable one.
Things to do in the area
Tours and adventure experiences in parks
One of the best ways you can get into nature is with a Licensed Tour Operator.
There are more than 400 Licensed Tour Operators across Victoria who are ready and waiting to help you experience and connect with Victoria’s spectacular parks and waterways.
Discover more than 60 different types of nature-based experiences including hiking, mountain biking, boating, four-wheel driving, indigenous culture tours, birdwatching, surfing, diving and so much more.
Licensed Tour Operators know the all best places to go and will plan and prepare your visit to ensure you are safe and can enjoy your nature-based adventure to the fullest.