Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary
Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary is part of an Aboriginal cultural landscape. Parks Victoria respects the deep and continuing connection that Traditional Owners have to these lands and waters, and we recognise their ongoing role in caring for Country.
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 in the area
Bushwalking, four-wheel driving, horse riding, kayaking, rock climbing and mountain biking are just some of the many activities you can experience in Victoria's parks.
If you want to try something new or meet some like-minded people on your next visit to a park, contact a licensed tour operator.
Parks Victoria licenses tour operators who are experts in these activities and more. They will help you get the most out of your visit.