Blairgowrie Jump Rock
Bridgewater Beach, Blairgowrie, Victoria
About The Spot: Striking sandstone rock formations tower over a large, deep rockpool, making this swimming hole popular for cliff jumping. Blairgowrie Jump Rock has several different levels of rock to jump from, depending on your thrill threshold. As always do take care when you do this although the pool is often clear and so it’s usually possible to check for depth and debris. There is more tranquil swimming in the sandy and sheltered Bridgewater Bay and good snorkelling in both the pool and off the beach on calm days. As is generally the case on the beach, it’s pretty exposed so don’t forget sun protection.
How To Get There: When heading towards the Mornington Peninsula on Melbourne Road, turn left in St John Woods Road and head all the way down. From the car park make your way to Bridgewater Bay which is a 10-15 minute walk.
Difficulty of access: 3/10 – It’s a 10-15 minute walk from the car park and bouldering/climbing is required to access the jumps.
Opening Times/Seasons: All day/All year
Entrance Fee: Free
Facilities Nearby: There are no toilets at this spot. The parking is quite small and is surrounded by housing.
Other Activities: Other small rock pools in the area, reef fishing and snorkelling.
Other Places of Interest Nearby: The Mornington Peninsula Coastal walk passes through Bridgewater Bay and has amazing cliff views and beach walks along many of the other beaches nearby. There are good waves for surfing on some of the local beaches such as Portsea and No. 16 Beach.
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Nearby Towns: Sorrento, Mornington, Melbourne, Geelong
Comments: We recommend getting to this spot nice and early as it can get really crowded.
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Thanks to Jonathon Rudolf for the info. You can view his original blog post here.